Holiday & Travel Guide For Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The beaches in Kuala Lumpur are breathtaking, with white soft sands and warm crystal clear waters, these beaches are unspoilt with only a few water sports available like snorkeling and diving, none of the other more lively ‘touristy’ sports will ruin the experience for you. There are some outstanding coral reefs and colourful tropical fish to see if you decide to take to the waters and there are small beach huts serving snacks and drinks to refresh you again afterwards in many places along the beach. You are often able to find some hidden coves for seclusion while bathing in the sunshine.
Something to check out is the elephant sanctuary day trip, which takes place in a wonderful tropical rainforest; this is where you will come into close contact with orphaned elephants and experience the fun of feeding them and giving them their bath. You can then take a ride on one of them, it truly is a wonderful experience you will never forget. A must see is the Batu caves and Temple, it is spectacular with amazing monuments at the entrance, but be warned there are quite a few steps (approximately 272 of them) to the caves, so those with walking difficulties may find it a problem. The guided tours are very informative and you will meet a few friendly monkeys whilst on your tour. Explore the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia; it is perched on a slope of the mountain, you will travel to the summit by funicular railway and while you’re there you can explore the beautiful 72 acres of botanical gardens, where you will also meet some more friendly monkeys roaming around. There is so much to see here it certainly is spectacular, with the beautiful “Goddess statue of mercy” and the hundreds of tortoises along the “Pond of Longevity”. There are also cable car excursions, Orang Utah rehabilitation centres and beautiful walks to the hot springs. You will have many photo opportunities in Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding areas, and this is a trip you will never forget.
There is some awesome shopping to be had in Kuala Lumpur, the shopaholics will just love it here with its immense shopping centres housing exclusive designer shops as well as international stores. You will find everything and more; the premier book store alone covers over two floors in the 6 floor Suria KLCC shopping centre, you will need a whole day and perhaps more to explore the vast amount of shops. Across the road you will find yet another enormous shopping centre called Avenue K, which not only houses designer stores and fashion outlets, but also has fine cuisine dining restaurants and nightclubs, all your retail therapy needs will be met in Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur has a vibrant nightlife, there are more than enough bars and clubs to entertain your nights away, and there are some private V I P lounges for those on a larger budget. Apart from the hottest nightclubs, a city tour by night is a must see, the city comes alive with a blaze of colour. The city also has no shortage of eating establishments either- you will find every variety of food being served from breakfast until early hours of the morning, with just about every sort of international cuisine available.