Travel to Kuala Lumpur and enjoy the wonderful mix of contrasts of the progressive Asian capital.
At the mouth of the Klang and Gombak rivers, lies Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and one of the most impressive capitals of Southeast Asia. The city which exists for only a century and a half, from a small typical Chinese tin mining village has become a dynamic metropolis of rapid urban development, hyperactive and noisy in its daily life and a fascinating blend of architecture and history, modern cosmopolitanism and religion.
Kuala Lumpur lives through its fruitful contrasts. It is an incredible patchwork of ethnicities, cultures, history and tradition that has shaped a city that knows how to respect itself, its inhabitants and visitors, through an urban environment of top aesthetic and cultural enjoyment. Bold buildings, samples of state-of-the-art architecture that characterize the city today, converse with spectacular shopping malls and places of worship, against a green background of vegetation and large parks. The sparkling character of the city is revealed
through buildings such as the Petronas Twin Towers and the Kuala Lumpur Tower KL, which deservedly claim a place on the list of the most impressive buildings in the world, while large squares such as Merdeka travels each visitor in the magical atmosphere of the colonial period, through buildings of similar aesthetics.
Walk along Petaling Road, discover the treasures of the flea markets, the pulse of ChinaTown and Little India, and mingle in a colorful river of people, street vendors and traders, collecting images, sounds and aromas of the east. Magnificent parks with orchids and hibiscus, wildlife and butterflies make the city ideal for wanderings, while scattered Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic temples (Masjid Jamek) coexist within the same multicultural landscape with numerous museums (Islamic Art Museum and National Museum) highlighting the reason why Kuala Lumpur is the city where the fusion of cultures, religions and human hidtory is expressed in the best possible way.
Food and local cuisine
Malaysian cuisine is exotic and extremely popular around the world. It offers a huge variety of aromas and flavors through dishes of excellent raw materials. Fruits and vegetables, meat, fish and seafood, as well as a variety of spices and of course rice, are deliciously mixed through dishes that are worth trying. Try the traditional bubur pilaf and the local rice pudding with nasi lemak coconut milk. The fish is cooked as a whole or stuffed with herbs in thick sauces based on tamarind and curry. Soups are extremely popular, as well. Taste the typical laksa fish soup with fresh pasta and coconut milk. Try the famous otak otak (fish ground and shaped into balls wrapped in banana leaves and grilled). Sea shells, shrimp, crabs, oysters and clams are served with noodles, chives and ginger.
Best time to visit Kuala Lumpur
Every season is capable of offering great travel pleasures in the capital of Malaysia. Choose the period of travelling according to the activities you want to follow, in order to avoid the period of monsoons and heavy rains.
How to use transportation in Kuala Lumpur
Transfer from/to Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur International Airport is 55 km away from the center of the capital and you can travel by air from Athens or Thessaloniki via intermediate stations. Choose to travel to the city center by train (it is the easiest and fastest way to travel) by KLIA Express and KLIA transit trains (28l and 35l respectively), or by bus, departing from the terminals. Alternatively use a taxi.
Transportation within the city is achieved through the wide network of public transport that connects all areas of the city and its suburbs to the metro center. Choose a bus, train, taxi or alternatively rent a car. Some areas are suitable for bicycle use.