Visit Petronas Twin Towers

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guides / September 16, 2016
Visit Petronas Twin Towers Image credit: andyjamil

What
The Petronas Twin Towers holds the record as the tallest twin buildings in the world. Officially opened in 1999, the twin towers are Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic and photographed structures.

Each tower has 88 storeys rising 452 metres above the ground. They were considered as the world’s tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004 until the completion of Taipei 101 in Taiwan.

Why
A trip to Kuala Lumpur is never complete without a visit to the Petronas Twin Towers.

Go up to the sky bridge on the 41st floor, the highest two-storey bridge in the world, where you can cross from one building to the other. Go even higher to the observation deck on the 86th floor and enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

For an added bonus, visit the towers in the afternoon to get a sunset view of Kuala Lumpur. Then, pick a good vantage point at the nearby park where you can marvel at the magnificent night view of the towers after sundown.

More activities near the towers
After touring the Petronas Twin Towers, you can go shopping at Suria KLCC, located at the feet of the towers. The mall has 320 retail shops, a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, cinemas, aquarium, art gallery, and a concert hall.

The KLCC Park offers a great exterior view of the Petronas Twin Towers. Its elevated bridge provides a good vantage point to take in both the park and the iconic buildings. It is great to relax by the Lake Symphony or go walking through the 1.3-kilometre foot and jogging path. Kids can have fun at the children’s playground.

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