7 Popular Family-friendly Attractions to Visit when in Kuala Lumpur


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Nestled amidst glass structures and concrete buildings reaching for the sky are an assortment of historical monuments, colorful cultural sites and lush vegetation among others. From sightseeing to enjoying the night life, there’s something for the different interests.

While you may have a multitude of options, here’s 7 popular attractions you should add to your list if you’re bringing your family out!

1. Aquaria KLCC

7 Popular Family-friendly Attractions to Visit in Kuala Lumpur - Aquaria KLCC
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Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating hours:
Daily/10 am – 8 pm (last admission: 7 pm)
Admission:
Adult: RM 69 | Child (3 – 12 yrs): RM 59 | Senior: RM 49 (Get Tickets from Klook)

You may have traversed the world over the seas, maybe even across the ocean but have you travelled the world underwater? Situated within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Aquaria KLCC is an aquarium housing 5,000 aquatic and land bound creatures from around the globe, from tropical waters to the Atlantic Ocean. The Red-bellied Piranha, coral reef fishes, star fish, otters, angelfishes, stingrays and tiger sharks, are just some of the many residents.  

2 Batu Caves

7 Popular Family-friendly Attractions to Visit in Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves
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Location: Batu Caves,68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating hours:
Daily/7 am – 8 pm
Admission:
Free for main cave

Sitting within limestone caves, Batu Caves might not be your typical Hindu temple but with its maze of caves, lofty ceiling and array of colorful idols, statues and paintings, it makes quite an arresting sight. The Temple Cave that sits atop a flight of more than 200 steps, the Dark Cave that’s accessible half-way up the steep stairs and the Ramayana Cave are quite popular spots. Beware on your climb up, for groups of monkeys often await to ambush the unsuspecting visitor.

3. Museum of Illusions

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Location: Ansa Hotel 1st&2nd floor, 101 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours:
Daily/10 am – 10 pm
Admission:
RM 45/adult | RM 35/child (Get Tickets from Klook)

The Museum of Illusions is a quirky little museum featuring over 10 interactive exhibits, each one offering up fascinating illusions that turn even adults into excited little kids. Some of the showcases include Optical Illusions, The Vortex Tunnel and The Anti-gravity Room.

4. Perdana Botanical Gardens

7 Popular Family-friendly Attractions to Visit in Kuala Lumpur - Perdana Botanical Gardens
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Location: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating hours:
Daily/7 am – 8 pm
Admission:
Free

Aside from taking a reprieve from the busy bee life and strolling through the various gardens, there’s much to do on the landscaped hills of Perdana Botanical Gardens (formerly Lake Gardens), one of the oldest parks in Kuala Lumpur, as the garden is home to several attractions. The National Monument, Butterfly Park, Bird Park and National Planetarium, are some of the places that might interest you.

5. Petronas Twin Towers

7 Popular Family-friendly Attractions to Visit in Kuala Lumpur - Petronas Twin Towers
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Location: PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating hours:
Tue – Sun/9 am – 9 pm (closed bet 1 pm – 2.30 pm on Fridays)
Admission:
RM 80/adult | RM 33/child (Below 2 yrs: Free) (Get Tickets from Klook)

Kuala Lumpur’s iconic landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers standing at 88-storeys high are the world’s tallest twin towers. The two-storey Skybridge that sits between the two towers on the 41st floor provides a spectacular view of the sprawling city below. But if that is not enough height for you, the Observation Deck on the 86th view provides a grand bird’s eye view of the cityscape. The floor also has exhibits about the tower and its history.

Do note that tickets to the Skybridge and Observation Deck are limited. You can get them online in advance or arrive really early to queue up for your tickets.

6. Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

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Location: Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, 4, Jalan Usahawan 6, Setapak Jaya, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours:
Daily/9 am – 5 pm
Admission:
Free

The Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is about all things pewter. Not only does it provide insights into Royal Selangor’s history of pewtersmithing, which is more than a century old, it also provides a very hands-on learning experience about pewter with its craft workshops and interactive exhibits.

7. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park (Taman Burung KL)

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Location: 920 Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating hours:
Daily/9 am – 6 pm
Admission:
RM 63/adult | RM 42/child (Get Tickets from Klook)

Located within the green haven Perdana Botanical Gardens, the KL Bird Park houses more than 3000 birds. The highlight of the park has to be its free-flight zones where you’ll be able to witness flamingos sunbathing, peacocks strutting and Hornbills taking flight freely. 

This list was compiled with information available from various sources. While we try to maintain accuracy, we do advise you to check with the respective establishment/merchant before making a trip to the above-mentioned places.

 


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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day



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