Kuala Lumpur means “muddy confluence,” it is the place where 2 rivers, Gombak River and Klang River, join together in the area of Merdeka Square. Kuala Lumpur, at present, is a capital of Malaysia and the biggest city in the country. Many people call Kuala Lumpur in an abbreviation “KL”. Moreover, it is one of the three of federal districts of Malaysia surrounded by Selangor State located on the west coast of Malay Peninsula.
Interesting Tourist Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
1. Petronas Twin Towers is a symbol of Malaysia; it is recorded to be the tallest twin towers in the world between 1998 and 2004. Although, many other towers in many countries compete Petronas twin towers on the height of the tower, the real usage of the bridge connected 2 towers together and wonderful 360 degrees of Kuala Lumpur’s view on a mountain level height lead Petronas twin towers still be charming and being a significant landmark of Malaysia.
2. Merdeka Square is located at the convergence of Gombak River and Klang River. It is a historic place where, after colonial period, the England’s national flag was discharged and it was replaced by Malaysia’s national flag instead. The word “Merdeka,” in addition, means “Independence”. The outstanding of this place is a large flag pole with 100 meters height surrounded by ancient buildings designed in European style.
3. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park located in Perdana Botanical Garden is 10 kilometers far away from the city centre. It is the world’s largest free-flight walk in aviary together with over 3,000 birds and 200 birds’ species. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a beautiful and peaceful semi-natural tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur.
4. Islamic Arts Museum located in Perdana Botanical Garden is the South East Asia’s largest museum of Islamic arts. The museum looks fantastic beauty with light blue colour on the building. Inside the museum, there are over 7,000 Islamic artworks divided into 12 art galleries which are a large Islamic arts library, an ancient exhibition hall, a gorgeous jewelry exhibition, a glassware exhibition, and the ancient arms and armours.
5. Istana Negara Palace is the national palace of Malaysia. It is the residence of the king or Yang Di Pertuan Agong placed on over 100,000 square meters. The palace is consisted of a group of dome connected to a highway heading to the city centre, and has many entrances.
Direction from Thailand to Kuala Lumpur
-By air-conditioned bus
Take an air-conditioned bus from Bangkok to Hat Yai, and then take another air-conditioned bus or van heading to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Take a train at Hua Lamphong Station heading to Padang Besar Border (Malaysia side) and then take an express train going to Kuala Lumpur.
There are many Airlines provide direct flights taking about 2 hours and 10 minutes from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur in every day.