As the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a city, bustling with life. Apart from the notable skyscrapers and modern buildings; its architecture features a mixture of Asian traditional style, old Colonial influence and Malay Islamic inspirations.With only twenty four hours in the capital, I focused on visiting a few of the city’s top sights while I was around.
The twin towers are an amazing structure to behold. The 88-storey twin buildings are linked together; on the 41st and 42nd floors; by a spectacular sky-bridge. The twin-towers were the tallest buildings in the world between 1998 and 2004. Today, they remain the tallest twin towers in the world, and puts Kuala Lumpur in the same league as countries like Singapore and Dubai.
From the sky-bridge, one gets a picturesque view of the nearby KLCC park.
The park is a 50-acre garden, which offers a 360 degree view of the Petronas Towers. It features several walking paths, jogging tracks, a children’s playground and water fountains. It also has a large man-made lake called Lake Symphony, where daily water shows are held.
Batu Caves is a popular limestone hill with a series of beautiful caves and cave temples. Located in Selangor, which is about 11 km away from Kuala Lumpur, this is a must see for anyone visiting Malaysia.
The caves attract thousands of both curious tourists and devout worshipers alike. The caves are one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India and is over 100 years old.
As you enter the Batu Caves, you will find yourself among throngs of tourists winding their way up the long flight of steps leading to the holy shrines. It is quite common to see monkeys sitting around the grounds or eating fruit.
One of the attractions that really stands out is the grand statue of a Hindu God, found beside a long flight of steps leading to the caves. The first cave one encounters is the Cathedral Cave, which is the largest of them all. It contains several Hindu shrines that are full of colour and striking statues.
Exploring the inspiring Batu Caves
The two other cave temples found here are namely the Art Gallery Cave and the Museum Cave. They also feature impressive Hindu statues and paintings. The breath-taking site of the caves is definitely worth a visit.