Four epic places to visit on a short layover in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We visited all of these places in about 5 hours, thanks to the help of an awesome cab driver from the airport who drove us between places for the whole day.
The ornate, colourful staircase leading to the caves above is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. You can easily access the site, which is located in the north of Kuala Lumpur, during your stop over.
Thean Hou Temple
The Thean Hou Temple is a six-tiered temple of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, located pretty centrally in Kuala Lumpur, meaning it’s easy to visit from any area. As the temple is located atop a hill, some visitors believe the panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur alone make the trip up the hill worthwhile.
The Petronas Towers are the tallest twin buildings in the world. Each tower has 88 floors, and are connected by a sky-bridge between the 41st and 42nd floors. The towers operate as commercial office buildings, and are located pretty centrally next to the KLCC park.
Federal Territory or Wilayah Mosque
The Wilayah Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques you can see in Kuala Lumpur. The Mosque is located about 15 minutes from the Petronas Towers, and it’s right on the main road so taking a taxi is the best way to get there. On arrival, you will be asked to dress modestly, but gowns and headscarves are provided free of charge in case you aren’t wearing appropriate clothing. You will also have to remove your shoes before you enter the mosque.