on June 21, 2011
Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) is an area of the city that every visitor will visit because it is home to its most famous tourist attractions, as well as many of the major hotels.Without a doubt the most popular attraction here are the Petronas Towers, the world's tallest twin towers. If you are thinking of visiting the towers, which you definitely should, you will have to plan your trip carefully as only a certain number of people are permitted entry each day and you will have to arrive at the towers early in the morning to reserve a place for later on in the day. The towers stand at 88 floors high and there is a skybridge that you can walk accross at the 42nd floor. If you pay a little extra you can visit the 86th floor of the building which I would highly recommend as the views are absolutely outstanding. There is also a small display area at the bottom of the towers that forms part of your visit and includes some interesting exhibits about the construction of the towers and the effect that lightning has on them.Also in this area is the KL Communication Tower, which is another popular attraction, not least because it is located at the top of a hill and from the top of it you actually look down on the Petronas Towers. Once again, the views are splendid and the photograph opportunities are terrific. The KL Tower also plays host to a mini theme park which includes a traditional cultural village and a small zoo either of which can be included in the price of your ticket.If you are looking for somewhere to stay in this area, I would recommend the Hotel Equatorial, which offers comfortable accomodation in a good location just a few minutes walk from the Petronas Towers. The hotel has a couple of highly recommended restaurants as well as a lovely cocktail bar that has live music every evening.Food wise, the choices are varied, we particularly enjoyed the good food and sevice at the Hard Rock Cafe based in the gound level of the Concorde hotel. Likewise you are spoilt for choice for bars in this area as there are many that have happy hours all night. Remember though that Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country and so alcohol is expensive even at happy hour prices.The area in generally is good to visit; there are some very impressive buildings, even if you exclude the two towers I have already mentioned. The thing we noticed most about this area though is just how clean it is. There is absolutely no rubbish to be found anywhere and this is thanks mainly to the cheerful army of road sweepers that work tirelessly to keep the roads clean but always have time to stop and wish you a good morning or afternoon.
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