Discover the wealth of architectural and historical highlights of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur during this 3.5-hour sightseeing trip by air-conditioned coach. If you’re looking for an introduction to the many highlights of Kuala Lumpur, including its famous Petronas Towers, this is a great place to start.
Begin your day with hotel pickup around 8:45am, with some pickups starting before this time. The local service provider will verify your exact schedule when your booking is reconfirmed. Over the course of your ride aboard this coach bus, you’ll get a sense for the unique blend of historic colonial architecture and sleek 21st-century skyscrapers that give this Southeast Asian metropolis its one-of-a-kind charm.
Make your first stop at the world-famous Petronas Towers, certified among the tallest buildings in the world. Take a few photos of these remarkable structures, admiring their sleek, spaceship-like exterior. The Towers’ modern design serves as a marked contrast to the historic Indo-Moorish architecture that once characterized this city’s colonial period.
Head next to the Kuala Lumpur Craft Centre, where you can explore exhibits on Malaysian handicrafts and shop for items like batik (dyed cloth), intricately-carved pottery, rattan (a type of palm) using traditional motifs and a variety of baskets. You’ll also visit the Cocoa Boutique, featuring highlights from Malaysia’s rapidly growing cocoa industry, where you can shop for delicious chocolate gifts like chili chocolates, fruit-flavored chocolates and a variety of milk and dark chocolate treats.
Continue your excursion at the King’s Palace (Istana Negra), a sprawling complex where you can check out the intricately-designed metalwork of the compound’s gates, which display the insignia of Yang di-Pertuan Agong, a former Malaysian monarch.
Proceed next to the National Monument, a sculpture celebrating the country’s fight for independence from the British government during the mid-20th century. Your coach will then drive you to the National Museum, where you can wander among the exhibits on Kuala Lumpur’s history, arts, economy and culture set inside a beautiful building that blends both modern design and traditional Malaysian techniques. The Lake Gardens within the Museum complex also offer an intriguing look at Kuala Lumpur’s plant and animal life.
Continue to the National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara), which many consider a symbol of the country’s aspirations during the heady period following independence in the 1960s. Make your last stop of the day at the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the location of Malaysia’s Ministry of Information Communications and Culture. Following this last stop you’ll receive a drop-off back at your Kuala Lumpur hotel.