on October 20, 2005
The Petronas Towers are pretty magnificent. I have seen my fair share of tall buildings, but this building or rather these buildings are truly spectacular. By day they are two gleaming metal and glass structures reaching up into the sky, but by night they come alive. The shapes of the building are quite different from any other building I have come across, and the fact that there are two of them makes it all the more distinctive. They are the world’s tallest twin structures and reach a height of 452 meters, with 88 stories. In the middle, on levels 41 and 42, is the skybridge that joins the two towers. You can walk across the double-decker skybridge to get views of the city. It is just a shame that this is as high as you can go as a visitor. You need a ticket in order to walk the bridge and they are free, however you have to queue to get one. Visitor hours are between 9am and 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Tickets are issued from 8:30am. I did not have time to queue for a ticket, and quite honestly, my hotel had a good view of the city, so I wasn’t bothered about going up it anyway. If you could go to the top of the towers, now that would be an experience! However, I think the best view is from the outside of the towers, looking up at them. At night, go into the KLCC park below the towers and just look up--the view is stunning. The views from across the city towards the towers can be a little disappointing as it is quite smoggy in the city and the views across are often very cloudy. You are best getting up-close and personal with the towers to see them at their best.
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