View the city from Menara Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guides / September 16, 2016
View the city from Menara Kuala Lumpur Image credit: tykhyi

What
The Menara Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Kuala Lumpur Tower, is a communications tower that stands at 421 metres. It is built atop the Bukit Nanas or Pineapple Hill, making it appear taller than the Petronas Twin Towers. Completed in 1995, the construction is ranked as the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world.

The Menara Kuala Lumpur is a beautiful reflection of Malaysia’s Islamic heritage. Arabic scripts, Islamic tiles, and Islamic motifs are incorporated in the design details.

Along with the Petronas Twin Towers, the Menara Kuala Lumpur is one of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic structures that dominate the city skyline.

Why
The viewing deck of the Menara Kuala Lumpur is the highest observation deck in the city. At 276 metres above ground (370 metres above sea level), it offers an amazing 360-degree view of Kuala Lumpur.

From the main lobby, visitors can marvel at the sparkling glassed dome before taking a 54-second elevator ride to the observation deck.

Dine in the sky or explore the forest
Atmosphere 360 revolving restaurant is located one floor above the observation deck, which is the highest restaurant in Malaysia (282 metres above ground). It is an ideal venue for a romantic dinner – enjoying the nighttime view from different angles without ever leaving the table.

Nature lovers can opt to explore Kuala Lumpur’s only forest reserve, the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve or Kuala Lumpur Forest Eco-Park, where the KL Tower is located at. The forest is home to several hundred years-old trees and tropical flora and fauna. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and be one with nature there.

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