Your Backpacking Guide to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia


If you are a frequent traveler, your eyes are probably set in countries mainly in Europe and America. But, as a traveler myself, I would encourage you to visit Asian countries as well since there are a lot of things that you can do.

I recently went to Kuala Lumpur to visit some close friends and my 2-week stay there opened my eyes to the vastness of this place.

The cultural diversity is evident in pretty much anything that you can find in Malaysia’s capital city. You can get freelance girl services, eat your heart out at the many food stalls and restaurants, drink with your buddies in unusual places, and many more.

Today, I will provide you with a backpacking guide to some of the best things that you can do in Kuala Lumpur.

Petronas Twin Towers

The first thing that I want you to do is to visit the Petronas Towers. This is arguably the most iconic landmark of the city since when people search for things to do in Malaysia, this always pops up in the search results.

That being said, these towers stand 452 meters tall and has a total of 88 floors. On the 41st and 42nd floors, you will reach the sky bridge that connects both of these towers. You can stop by here if you want to get a good glimpse of the entire city.

That is also the reason why I want you to go here first since you can have the best possible view of the city and so that you can set your itinerary from here (not to mention, you can marvel at its amazing architecture and metalwork as well).

KL Bird Park

Deemed as the world’s largest free-flight, walk-in Aviary, the KL Bird Park will provide you with a vast green landmass that is filled with many different species of birds.

Because the place is so huge, this is also perfect for people that just want to unwind and experience what nature has to offer- all while viewing the many birds in this aviary.

National Monument

Every city all over the world always has a statue or statues that commemorate the brave heroes that fought for the country’s freedom.
There is also a place like that in Kuala Lumpur. Head on over the national monument to find the brave heroes that fought for the country’s independence.

According to the Guinness World Records, this is the tallest freestanding group of bronze statues in the world.

National Museum

After paying your respects to the brave heroes of Malaysia, you can then proceed to learn more about the country by visiting the national museum.

Muzium Negara is filled with all kinds of Malaysian things and it helps provide you with some pretty accurate historical information so that you will learn more about the country’s colorful history.

Jalan Alor

All of this exploring and visiting certain places will surely make you hungry. Fortunately, there is no shortage of food stalls and restaurants in Kuala Lumpur.

Head on over to Jalan Alor at night where you can find a food stall nirvana. Seriously, you can find a variety of different foods from different cultures.

You can find foods that are inspired by Chinese and Indian cultures and you can also expect some amazing Malay foods as well.