Walking Tours which Peer through the Heart of the City
Wear your comfy pair of shoes and soak in Kuala Lumpur’s important sights on foot. Awe-inspiring trails include heart of the capital, Merdeka Square; Kampung Baru a verdant green old settlement within the limits of the metropolitan area; and Brickfields, KL’s bustling and energetic Indian district. You can take walking tours which are totally free of cost to these wonderful parts of the city, however keep in mind to tip you guide as a part of an etiquette.
Skyscrapers and Sanctuaries Living in Perfect Harmony
KL Forest Eco Park which is popularly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is actually an amalgamation of many rainforests with their indigenous characteristics. The location of this park is pretty unconventional, it lies besides the foot Menara KL tower. This 9 hectares fantasy land is best explored via trails which swoosh past the dense forests, and 200m-high canopy walk is the best way to escape from the hurly burly of the world.
Another pristine spot is Lake Perdana at Perdana Botanical Garden. The artificial lake in between the 92-hectare Botanical garden is the best place to detox and revive oneself up. The tropical and medicinal plants thrive in the ecologically balance gardens neighboring the tranquil lake.
Call of Faith in KL’s Places of Worship
Masjid Jamek is a sensuously striking mosque; it is adored for its unique Indo-Saracenic design features. Bordered by palm trees, it’s an iconic monument of the KL. This mosque is the spiritual home to half of the locals (about 50% of them being Muslims. Remember to dress moderately and put off your shoes outside the premises.
The temples of KL’s Chinatown have got an altogether different vibe compared to those of the Penang’s, they are more vibrantly colored and are more fascinating. There’s Guandi, mostly occupied red-colored temple of the Taoist god of war; Guan Yin, a colorful blend of European baroque and Oriental inspirations, and Chan She Shu Yuen, where dramatic Chinese mythology has been carved onto the walls.
Admire the Malaysian Architecture
Merdeka Square is surrounded by grandeur colonial buildings that hint about Malaysia’s glorious past. The jaw-dropping Sultan Abdul Samad Building is the most prominent of the square, and epitomizes British architecture with its arched doors and coned turrets. The 100m-high flag where the first Malay flag was raised in 1885 to mark the nation’s independence is also here.
For a dive into colonial past, visit the headquarters of the national heritage society. Here you will find bungalows dating back to early 20th century. These bungalows with their wooden shutters and teak walls give rise to an ethereal contrast to neighboring skyscrapers.
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