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Private KL City Tour with Petronas Twin Towers & Batu Caves

1. Private KL City Tour with Petronas Twin Towers & Batu Caves

Start your sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur with hotel pickup in a private vehicle, then gain entry to the Observation Deck and Skybridge of the Petronas Twin Towers. Take in the magnificent city skyline from one of the most iconic buildings in Malaysia. Next, make a photo stop at Merdeka Square (Independence Square) for a look at its diverse architecture, followed by the Istana Negara (King’s Palace), which offers a view of gardens, pools, and courtyards. The National Museum is also a must-see site with its extensive collections of traditional costumes, ancient and modern art, archaeological exhibits, and huge dioramas. Visit the Lake Gardens and enjoy a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the city. At the Central Market, you'll find local foods and a variety of souvenirs, batik masterpieces, jewelry, and paintings. A visit to a Malaysian batik center provides a glimpse of how these wonderful fabrics are created. Drop by the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre to browse for pewter souvenirs, and pass by the Old Railway Station to marvel at its intricate Moorish styling with columns, arcs, and verandas. Then move on to the National Monument and the National Mosque, each a staggering symbol of Malaysian independence. Leaving Kuala Lumpur's modern buildings and monuments behind, your driver takes you to the limestone caverns of Batu Caves. Peer into one of Malaysia's largest Hindu sites and marvel at the impressive shrines while you soak up the tranquil atmosphere. See the remarkable statue of Lord Muruga at the entrance and visit two more caves with carvings to explore, before a hotel drop-off.

Kuala Lumpur: Half-Day City Tour

2. Kuala Lumpur: Half-Day City Tour

Discover the modern and colonial architecture of Kuala Lumpur on a half-day tour, and marvel at attractions from the upscale shopping mall of the Petronas Twin Towers to the one-of-a-kind street markets. Continue to the King's Palace (Istana Negara) and take pictures of the intricate royal residence. Contrast the glass and steel marvels of the city center with the manicured grounds of the National Mosque and its dome of blue and green tiles. Pay your respects to those who lost their lives in the struggle for independence at Tugu Negara. Visit the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Chocolate Shop, where you can purchase exquisite chocolates. 

Kuala Lumpur: Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Kuala Lumpur: Self-Guided Audio Tour

See the sights of Kuala Lumpur at your own pace and according to your schedule on this self-guided walking tour. Simply download the audio guide onto your MP3 player and receive a fully detailed map to help you explore. Enjoy the magical city of Kuala Lumpur, where many cultures and religions can be found. This self-guided audio tour will take you through the city where you will see the amazing Masjid Jamek Mosque and the impressive Sri Mahamariamman Temple. You will also see the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Bukit Bintang, the Lake Gardens, Chinatown, Chan See Shu Yuen Temple, Central Market, Petronas Twin Towers, Aquaria KLCC, the National Museum of Malaysia, the National Planetarium of Malaysia, and the Royal Police Museum. This city is rich in culture and vibrancy, making it a must-visit during your time in south-east Asia. This tour provides an exciting overview of this bustling and vibrant city, and allows you to set your own pace and take it all in.

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What people are saying about National Museum of Malaysia

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4.6 / 5

based on 123 reviews

Very smooth transaction with the service provider. We were pick up on time and likewise drop off our hotel lobby after the tour. The tour guide is so kind and very accommodating. We really enjoyed our tour, time is maximized because we were able to visit lot of tourists spots within KL within 3.5 hours. It's one of our unforgettable and excellent tour experience.

The guide was very sweet and shared information about the places we visited. He was patient and brought us back safely with a smiling face. He shared so much of history about the places we visited

John Tan was a fantastic guide So informative You are driven round and lots of info on the bus from him then jump off to take photos and have a quick look at things Good orientation tour

Great all inclusive tour of the city! Me. Avalee was an excellent tour guide. I would suggest taking this tour to get a good understanding of KL.

I saw places that I had not seen in my prior trips to KL.. thanks to the guide/driver!