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Address: Concourse Level, Lower Ground, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hours: 9AM–9PM / Friday: 9AM–1PM, 2:30–9PM / Monday: Closed
Admission: RM80 ($19.06)
Floor count: 88 (+5 below ground)
Top floor: 375 m (1,230 ft)
Right next to Petronas Twin Towers is KLCC park, this is one of Malaysia’s largest parks. I see the capital Kuala Lumpur is very scientifically planned, because the percentage of trees in the city is still very much. Besides the roads full of cars and noise, walking into KLCC park, I feel like I’m lost in a greenery reserve.
2 days in KL — Independence Square (Merdeka Square) – I Love KL Icon
It was nearly 6pm but it was still bright, so I decided to visit one more an attraction, the Independence Square also known as Merdeka Square, opposite the Sultan Abdul Samad building and the famous I Love KL icon. This is where Malaysia’s independence was declared in 1957, just like Ba Dinh square in Hanoi.
In the middle of the square is a picture of Malaysia’s independent image and portrait of the country’s prime ministers. Standing in the square, you can take photos with the view of the building in European architecture Sultan Abdul Samad, a little far away is the famous I Love KL symbol.
After taking pictures, I got on the car to go back to the hostel, rested for a bit, waiting for the street lights up to go down the street “playing” again.
Kuala Lumpur itinerary 2 days: Chinatown – Petaling Street
Chinatown is the place I choose to visit at night. When I arrived, I was really overwhelmed by the bustle and vibrant of the street. Red lanterns are hung everywhere, and below is a very busy flea market. Here you will find souvenirs with all levels of price, including clothes, shoes, bags … in general, everything is there!
Next to the shops is food. Chinese dishes are available for sale, because so many I do not remember all their names, just know they very tasty but the price is inexpensive.
After eating and drinking, shopping some souvenirs, I went back to the hostel to rest, take notes of some things, and go to sleep. I am really satisfied with what I have learned today, if I keep sitting at home reading the newspaper forever, I will never know. So, if you want to experience, you must go!
Day 2: KL Sentral – Batu Caves – KL Sentral – KLIA – Saigon
In Kuala Lumpur, around 6PM, 7PM it is still very bright, and around 6AM, 7AM it is as dark as around 4AM in Vietnam. People here start working at 9am, shopping malls will be open at 11am and the street starts to crowded around 8:30AM. That’s why even though I woke up early, I still waited until 8:30AM to start the second day in my Kuala Lumpur itinerary 2 days (2 days in Kuala Lumpur, 2 days in KL). I went to KL Sentral and took the train to Batu Cave, the ticket price was about RM2.8 ($0.67). The train running very smooth, only 25 minutes to the station. Moreover, Batu Cave is the last station so no need to pay attention anything.
Yesterday I went to a Chinese temple, a mosque, and now is the Batu Cave, representing the most famous Hindu temple in Malaysia. From the gate, you will see the god statue of Subramaniam (Lord Murugan) – the most powerful god of Hinduism. In addition to the national museum, most of the places I visit are free admission, including Batu Cave.
This is a huge limestone cave, you must climb all 272 steps to get to the cave. Inside the cave are many statues of Hindu gods placed at many spots for worshipers to pray. By the time I arrived, the cave was being repaired in preparation for a major Indian festival, so there weren’t many special things. What interests me is that Batu Cave has a lot of monkeys. The wildly monkeys are not afraid of humans, the tourists enjoy bringing food and snacks for them.
Outside Batu Cave are souvenir selling areas and henna art painting. henna art painting price is pre-listed, ranging from Rm25 ($5.96) – Rm40 ($9.53), but I deal at Rm10 ($2.38) and has a very nice hand painting.
It was getting noon, the sun was hot, so I take the train back to KL Sentral to pack my luggage, went to the airport to come back to Saigon. For me, this is an interesting trip, although only 2 days 1 night but I visited many places and learned a lot of good things about this country. And you, how long have you been going around in a city?
The total costs estimate of ~USD130, including:
- Roundtrip airline tickets Saigon-KL: $77.55
- Roundtrip bus tickets from airport to city center: $5.6
- 01 night in hostel in KL: $12
- Rent Uber for 1 day in KL: $12.92
- Tickets to the National Museum: $1.29
- Lunch and dinner + drink water in the first day: $12.92
- Lunch + water in the second day: $4.31
- Train ticket to Batu Cave: $0.65
- Drawing henna at Batu Cave: $2.37
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