What to See in KLCC
KLCC attractions are plentiful as this is where several of Kuala Lumpur’s significant and prominent landmarks are found. Plus, the area can be explored on foot or public transportation. With a soaring height of 452 metres, the crown jewel of KL is undoubtedly the architectural masterpiece that is the Petronas Twin Towers. Ideal for travelling families, there are plenty of kid-friendly attractions such as KLCC Park (which houses a public swimming pool for kids, water fountains, cascades and reflecting pools), the interactive science discovery centre, Petrosains, Malaysia’s first dedicated Classical music concert hall, and Aquaria KLCC.
Accessible within a 15-minute walk from Petronas Twin Towers, other must-visit attractions in KLCC include the 421-metre tall Menara KL Tower, where visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur from its viewing deck, as well as the 100-year-old Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. Get started on your sightseeing adventures in KL city centre with our comprehensive guide to KLCC attractions.
More Attractions in KLCC
Aquaria KLCC located on the concourse level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the 5000sqft Aquaria KLCC is said to be largest aquarium in the world. Home to over 150 species of marine life, its star attractions include scary tiger sharks, lethal sea snakes, blue rays, bright coral fish, seahorses and more. It’s a well-stocked aquarium just begging to be explored, and after a few hours here you'll have seen over 5,000 freshwater and marine creatures, including massive arapaimas, giant groupers, gar fish and more. Some people write it off as a tourist trap, but they’re sorely missing out – beyond the big tanks, with gallons of water, filled with necklaces of kelp, coral and mysterious and sometimes menacing sea creatures, is one of the country’s foremost sightseeing attractions with real depth and complexity. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 20:00
- Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
- Tel: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Bukit Bintang - KLCC Pedestrian Walkway is a 1.173km-long pedestrian bridge that connects Pavilion KL to Impiana KLCC Hotel and the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The other portion of this walkway is a pedestrian tunnel on the convention centre’s concourse level linked to Suria KLCC shopping centre. Also known as the Pavilion-KLCC pedestrian bridge, there are several entrance and exit points (escalators and staircases) along the bridge: one is located at Connection (an al-fresco dining and entertainment strip at Pavilion KL), while the others are at busy areas such as Jalan Pinang, Jalan Perak, Jalan Raja Chulan and the KL Convention Centre. Also accessible via this bridge is the Raja Chulan monorail station and the KLCC LRT station. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 06:00 – 23:00
- Location: Golden Triangle
Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve
Formerly known as Bucket Weld Forest Reserve, Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is one of the oldest permanent forest reserves in the country.
A welcome bit of lush greenery in the middle of a bustling metropolis, the 100-year-old forest reserve covers an area of approximately 11 hectares and is the only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city.
The nature trails here are well maintained, so it’s worth including a visit here in your itinerary if you plan on visiting the KL Tower.
A complimentary nature walk is available for those who purchase tickets to the tower’s observation platform.
- Opening Hours: Daily, 07:00 – 18:00.
Free guided tours are available at 10:30, 12:30, 14:20 & 16:30.
- Address: Menara Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Puncak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee
- Tel: (603) 2020 5448
Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) is billed as Southeast Asia’s premier venue for Classical music concerts. Home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), it is located between PETRONAS Twin Towers and KLCC Park. Opened in 1998, it is the country’s first dedicated Classical music concert hall. One of the Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS’s most unique features is a concealed movable ceiling: it allows for a change in the acoustics of the room to suit both meetings and chamber music concerts to large orchestra concerts and organ recitals. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Location: Jalan Ampang, KLCC
- Tel: +603 2382 8448 or +603 2382 2828
KLCC Park is a 50-acre garden set close to Suria KLCC shopping centre. Designed by Roberto Burle Marx, it was designed to provide a touch of greenery for the Petronas Twin Towers and the areas surrounding it. On the park grounds is a 10,000sqm manmade lake (Lake Symphony) with a 43m bridge that cuts across. Unquestionably, Lake Symphony is the reason most people frequent the park; it has water fountains that can shoot water up to a height of 42m. These daily water shows occur at noon and in the evenings and are popular with kids. KLCC Park has over 1,900 indigenous trees from 74 species; 40 of these trees were transplanted from the former Selangor Turf Club racecourse, which lies to the southeast of the city. Read More...
- Location: Kuala Lumpur City Centre
- Tel: +603 2380 9032
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Massive and impressive, the purpose-built Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is the city’s premier event space.
Designed and built to world-class standards, the convention centre has played host to many global events in the past.
Exhibitions and events are constantly being held in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre throughout the year, so no matter what time of the year you visit, there’s always something going on here.
In February 2007, it also became the first convention centre in Asia to be ‘Benchmarked’ by Green Globe International.
- Location: Next to Petronas Twin Towers
- Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KLCC
- Tel: (603) 2333 2888
Along with the Petronas Twin Towers, Menara KL Tower is easily Malaysia’s most recognizable and popular landmark. Constructed in 1994, the tower stands at 421 metres and effortlessly trumps the Petronas Twin Towers with the highest and most spectacular view of the city. This gleaming tower’s spindle-like apex is visible from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. Menara KL’s viewing deck is, at 276 metres, at least 100 metres higher than the Petronas Twin Towers’ Skybridge; the view is marvellous during the day and even better at night when you can see the entire sparkling city centre. Read More...
- Opening Hours:
09:00 – 22:00 weekday;
09:30 – 22:00 weekend & public holidays
- Address: Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee
- Tel: +603 208 5448
PETRONAS Art Gallery is also known as Galeri PETRONAS. It has over 1,000 local and international, traditional and contemporary works of art ranging from paintings and photographs to costumes and crafts. It is an easy place to find as it is located within the Suria KLCC shopping mall. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00 Tuesday – Sunday
- Address: Lot 341 – 343, Level 3, Suria KLCC, PETRONAS Twin Towers
- Tel: +603 2051 7770
PETRONAS Twin Towers were once the tallest buildings in the world. Now the world’s tallest twin structures, the 88-storey buildings were designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates with both towers joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m above street level) by a 58 metre-long, double-decker Sky Bridge. Standing 452 metres tall, the PETRONAS Twin Towers retained its world-title claim to fame until 2004 when Taipei's 101 was built, measuring 508 metres tall. Today, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (opened in 2010) retains the spot as the world’s tallest building. Located in the KL city centre, the PETRONAS Twin Towers’ architecture is Islamic-inspired and the buildings primarily house the corporate headquarters of the PETRONAS Company and other offices. Read More...
- How to get there: You can take the LRT and stop at the KLCC station.
Petrosains is a 7,000sqm interactive science discovery centre located on the fourth floor of the Petronas Twin Towers. Good for a few hours of fun-filled activity, the complex is largely dedicated to the field of petroleum science and presents science and technology in a fun and entertaining way. Arranged in an easy-to-navigate ‘museum-style’ concept with a collection of everything from space age exhibits to fossils, it is also a great place to learn more about other scientific issues. Since its opening in 1999, this hands-on interactive science museum has been popular with locals as well as expatriate families. Petrosains is divided into 11 main interactive showcases, which can be visited in any order. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:30 – 17:30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 13:30 – 17:30 Friday; 09:30 – 18:30 Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
- Location: Level 4, Suria KLCC
- Tel: +603 2331 8181
Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman is a meticulously-restored Malay house that is the highlight of a trip to Badan Warisan Malaysia (The Heritage Trust) in Kuala Lumpur. The house offers visitors a fascinating look back into the traditional way of life of Malaysians, and the story of the house is interesting in its own right.
Built between 1910 and 1930, this headman's residence was originally located in Kampung Sungai Kechil, which is a small village in Mukim Bagan Samak, Kedah. It was then moved to KL by the Heritage of Malaysia Trust as part of its ongoing efforts in the preservation and conservation of the country’s architectural heritage. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
- Address: 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2144 9273