Kuala Lumpur what to see: visit the capital of Malaysia

masjid-jamek Mosque kuala-lumpur
masjid-jamek Mosque kuala-lumpur

History, origin of the name and what to see in the capital of Malaysia, a multiethnic city full of interesting places where different cultures come together.

Visiting Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, densely populated metropolis, was founded in 1857 by a group of Chinese miners in the swamps near an ore of tin in the jungle, at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak. For this reason it was chosen the name Kuala Lumpur which means muddy confluence.

The diversity of the cultures of the inhabitants, mostly Malays, Chinese and Indians, has given this city a multiethnic city, with a modern part of the Western type, including bold skyscrapers and large shopping centers, and an old part where you find the Chinese district , temples and mosques.

What to see in Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers
Are two twin towers 452 meters high, together with 171 meters high by a bridge, which allows you to switch from one tower to another. The towers, which were built by the oil company Petronas bearing their name, home offices, a theater, a library and a magnificent shopping center.

Menara Tower
For telecommunications, is a 421 meters high tower, landmark of Kuala Lumpur with the Petronas towers. Inside, 282 meters from the ground, there is dining revolving restaurant, which offers a spectacular 360 degree view of the entire city.

Merdeka Square
This square is a place full of meaning for Malaysia, as there was proclaimed independence from the British government August 31, 1957. Here parades take place annual national, is the setting for the historic Sultan Abdul Samad, named the reigning sultan when its construction was begun,
Today it is Ministry of Information House, Communications and Culture of Malaysia.

Masjid Negara
National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur is a very large building, built in 1965 on the site occupied by a church. The roof of the complex is inspired by the idea of ​​an open umbrella and all construction draws symbols of the Islamic religion. The building is surrounded by a lush vegetation that is reflected in the beautiful fountains.

Railway station
In the center of town is the old railway station, in the Moorish style, inaugurated in 1911 to receive trains from Butterworth, in the north, and from Singapore in the south. The station was restored in 1980, has been replaced as the main transport hub of the city, the modern central station.

Lake Gardens
It is the largest public garden in Kuala Lumpur, located near the National Museum of Malaysia. Opened during the British colonial administration, consists of a complex of gardens that covers a very large area, full of attractions, like the garden of birds, orchids, hibiscus, butterflies and deer.

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