Looming 1,381 feet (421 meters) atop the Bukit Nanas (Pineapple Hill) in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Kuala Lumpur Tower (KL Tower) is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. Visible from all around, it also affords a spectacular 360-degree view from its observation deck.
The KL Tower offers different viewing experiences: standard admission tickets for the enclosed Observation Deck and additional tickets for the open-air Sky Deck and Sky Box. For the best value, combine a visit to the KL Tower with the nearby Petronas Twin Towers, visit as part of a Kuala Lumpur city tour that also includes sights like the Central Market and Batu Caves, or opt for a night tour that includes a buffet dinner at the tower’s revolving restaurant.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Pre-book a skip-the-line ticket to avoid the queues, which tend to be long.
- The panoramic views from the tower span the Kuala Lumpur skyline and, on a clear day, can stretch as far as the Genting Highlands, Pahang, and South China Sea.
- The tower is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get to There
The Kuala Lumpur Tower is located within the KL Forest Eco Park, just a short walk from the Petronas Towers; free shuttles run from the park’s main entrance up the hill to the KL Tower. The closest stations are Bukit Nenas on the KL Monorail and Dang Wangi station on the PUTRA LRT line.
When to Get There
The tower is open daily year round,and can get busy, especially in peak season (December and January). Opt to visit in the morning to avoid the crowds or in the evening for a dazzling nighttime view.
The KL Forest Park
The KL Tower is just one of the many family-friendly attractions in the KL Forest Eco Park. After looking down over the city from the Sky Deck, venture into the surrounding rainforest to brave the canopy walk, visit the Malaysian Cultural Village, or spot wildlife along the nature trails. There’s also the Blue Coral Aquarium, where you can see sharks and clown fish, and a mini zoo with monkeys, parrots, and snakes.