The 10 best Instagram spots in Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is a metropolis of millions, where several religions and cultures merge.

We have summarized the 10 most popular Instagram spots in the city for you below:

1. Kuala Lumpur Train Station

Opened since 2001, the building looks more like a palace than a train station from the outside. Bus and train services take place here on four floors, as well as numerous leisure facilities. A visit is worthwhile not only for photos in front of the artistic facade, but also for shopping and good food.

2. Bukit Tabur

About 20 kilometers northeast of Kuala Lumpur is the hill Bukit Tabur. It is part of the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge and a well-known route among adventurous hikers. The trail is quite challenging for most beginners, but the view is worth it: from Bukit Tabur you can see the city on one side and a large lake on the other, probably the most popular photo motif from up there.

3. Petronas Twin Towers

With a height of 452 meters, the twin towers of the oil company Petronas are among the tallest buildings in the world. The two towers are connected by the Sky Bridge. The modern architecture of the towers is reminiscent of major cities such as Chicago or Dubai and is the centerpiece of the Kuala Lumpur skyline.

4. Batu Caves

The huge limestone caves, which take their name from the nearby Batu River, are home to the most famous Hindu temple in the world. The entrance is free, but for the visit must first climb 272 steps. A 40 meter high figure of the Hindu god Murugan makes the entrance to the caves even more imposing.

5. Thean Hou Temple

On the southern edge of the inner stand is Thean Hou, a magnificent Chinese temple. The complex has several temple rooms, stores and a huge banquet hall used for celebrations and weddings. Thean Hou Temple is especially beautifully decorated on the occasion of Chinese New Year, when thousands of people arrive from all over the world. The festive decorations provide the perfect backdrop for an Instagram picture.

6. Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya

As a sign of the strong bond between Morocco and Malaysia, this pavilion was built in the botanical gardens of Putrajaya. With walls decorated with Islamic calligraphy and Moorish architecture, it is a true paradise for photographers and lovers of aesthetics.

7. Jamek Mosque

Right in the center of Kuala Lumpur you can visit the Jamek Mosque, which is located on the Klang and Gombak rivers. The mosque owes its fairy-tale appearance with domes covered with Moorish ornaments to the British architect Hubbocks.

Tip: Admission to the mosque is free and photos are especially worthwhile in the late afternoon and at sunset.

8. Wilayah Mosque

This mosque combines Ottoman and Malaysian architectural styles in an impressive complex inspired by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. It is located in the federal government area and has attracted many tourists and worshippers since its opening in 2000.

9. Botanical Garden Perdana

In the heart of the Malaysian metropolis is the Perdana Botanical Garden, Kuala Lumpur’s first large amusement park. Since colonial times, it has served as a place of respite from the stresses of everyday life. Between hibiscus and butterfly gardens is the covered main square, probably the most popular photo motif there.

10. KL Forest Eco Park

The green lung of the city – this is the KL Forest Eco Park. It is a rainforest in the middle of the city with several trails and a treetop path. Don’t miss the adventurous suspension bridge as a conclusion to your walk.

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