Top architectural sightseeing and landmarks of Kuala Lumpur - ideas on city exploration routes

Shopping @ Petronas Of course, in order to feel the magnificent atmosphere of Kuala Lumpur, one needs to visit this place, walk on charming streets of the historical center, visit local cafes, and enjoy the look of the local landmarks - Kuala Lumpur Tower, Stadium Negara, Railway Station, Aquaria KLCC, Maybank Tower and many others. In order to make your virtual tour to the city more interactive, we offer an unusual opportunity to fly over every notable landmark of Kuala Lumpur. Simply start the video, and use the full-screen mode. Each landmark comes with extra information, containing a collection of interesting facts and a photo gallery. Let’s go!

Kuala Lumpur Tower, Kuala Lumpur

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» Menara Kuala Lumpur is a TV tower. It is 421 m high. The construction began in 1996 and lasted 5 years.
» The foundation of the tower had been laid for 31 hours. 50 000 m3 of concrete was used, which was a record for builders.
» Its top is at a height of 276 m. There is a well-equipped observation platform and a rotating restaurant.
» The observation platform is 100 m higher than the platform of the Petronas Twin Towers.
» The TV Tower is located on a hilltop. Near it, there is a small reserve and a zoological garden where an unusual turtle with two heads and albino animals dwell.
» The tower is legally used by basejumpers.
» The illumination of the tower is unique and impressive. This is why the tower is called “the garden of light”.

Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur

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» Stadium Negara is also known as Stadium Tertutup. The second name is translated as “indoor stadium”.
»  It is located 2 km from the center of Kuala Lumpur. Near it, there is Stadium Merdeka. At the Stadium Negara, there are 10 000 seats.
»  The indoor arena is equipped with air conditioners.
»  Tertutup is multifunctional. Not only sports competitions, but also concerts and other cultural events are held here.
»  The stadium started to be built in 1960. It was officially opened on 10 April 1962.
»  Stadium Negara was opened by Tuanku Syed Putra, the third Yang di-Pertuan Agong or the King.
»  The sports arena was the first indoor stadium in Malaysia.
»  Tertutup was restored in 1982.
»  The project manager of Stadium Negara was American architect Stanley Edward Jewkes.
»  Tertutup was last renovated in 1982.
»  The Malaysian stadium is open now.
»  The 1st Fan Meeting in Kuala Lumpur "Wanna Be Loved” took place on 19 January exactly at Stadium Negara.

Railway Station, Kuala Lumpur

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» The Railway Station in Kuala Lumpur is one of the 10 most beautiful stations in the world. Due to its fabulous architectural style, it looks like a mosque.
» The railway station was built in 1910 by an English architect Arthur Benison Hubback.
» When it was confirmed that the building of the station is a city attraction and requires a more careful attitude, it was decided to build a new railway station.
» It was opened as the Railway Museum after the restoration in 2007, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Independence. Here, you can see old railway technology.
» Some part of the building is still serving as a suburban station.
» However, the old railway station is more an architectural attraction.

Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

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Facts: » The Aquaria KLCC is an oceanarium located at the lower level beneath the Petronas Towers. Its total area is 5 500 m2. 20 000 sea dwellers live here at two levels.
» If you go down to a lower level, you will see marine fishes in a cylindrical illuminated aquarium.
» There is also a 90-meter tunnel with a travelator that will let you stand still and admire sea animals behind the glass. The glass is 5.5 cm thick and visually reduces the size of animals by 3 times.
» To see fearful animals, you can push your head in a special aquarium with a concave hole.
» The oceanarium also offers a lot of other entertainments. Those who have permission can dive in an aquarium with sharks. Others can do it only in a special cell. Diving for newlyweds and “the night with sharks” (children spend two days and nights in the oceanarium) are also offered.
» At the entrance, there is a huge open shark’s mouth, with which many tourists take pictures.

Maybank Tower, Kuala Lumpur

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Facts: » In 1979, there was a competition on the right of the construction of the Maybank Tower. It was won by the local Hijjas Kasturi Associates.
»  The Maybank Tower started to be built in 1984 on Court Hill, over the site of a colonial era Sessions Court building.
»  The construction was completed in 1988. At that time, a new attraction - a thirty-storey skyscraper that is 244 m high - was constructed in the city.
»  Until the Petronas Twin Towers were built in 1995, the Maybank Tower was the highest building in the city.
»  Architects of the tower have managed to combine a Malay color, energy, and ascetic modesty. This is harmonious incompatibility, as two geometrical forms merged into one and form a coherent whole.
»  Originally, the project suggested that the Maybank Tower would have had the shape of a traditional Southeast Asian dagger. The tower floor consists of two square blocks locking each other on one of the corners. Each of the two blocks has a roof and a foundation tilted to the opposite side. Their middle parts are perpendicular.
»  The main hotspots of the Maybank Tower are situated in two corners of the construction. There is some space formed by two blocks covered with multifaceted triangular roofs.

Federal Territory Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

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Facts: » The Federal Territory Mosque is a mosque in the Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur.
»  The Malaysian religious building is located near the Federal Government Complex.
»  The famous sanctuary was built in the period between 1998 and 2000.
»  This world-famous Malaysian mosque is located in the area of 5 hectares along Jalan Duta.
»  The Federal Territory Mosque was opened on 25 October 2000.
»  It is the 44th mosque built by the government in Kuala Lumpur.
»  It can accommodate 17 000 people at the same time.
»  According to the draft, the mosque is the combination of Ottoman and Malaysian architectural styles. It is a copy of the Turkish Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
»  The building has 22 domes. They were made of a composite material of glass fibre fabric mixed with epoxy resin. This material is quite light and durable.
»  The Malaysian construction also includes two minarets.
»  According to the classification, this religious building is a Jami mosque.
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Colonial part of the city would be most attractive for travelers, as main historical and architectural landmarks are concentrated here. Here is a beautiful mosque Masjid Jamek, the construction of which took place in the early 20th century. The prototype of this beautiful architectural structure is the Mongolian mosque located in northern India. No less interesting is Sultan Abdul Samad, the State Secretariat. It is a beautiful building with domes and high tower that is a prime example of Moorish architecture. Nearby is the Textile Museum; there you can see a fine collection, which will be interesting for everyone. In addition to original textile, museum's collection includes products from beads, hand embroidery and rosaries, as well as a lot of other beautiful handicrafts. An old English cathedral, St Mary's Church, is also situated in historic district. It had been founded in 1984, one hundred years later a large-scale reconstruction of the church had begun, and in 1989 part of the old building has been converted into a museum. It would be appreciated by numismatists as the museum is dedicated to old Malaysian money. For those who want to get acquainted with the history of the country an excursion to the Museum of National History is dedicated. In addition to the permanent exhibition of historical artifacts, there are often collections of exhibits dedicated to various topics in it. The museum has become a permanent venue for all kinds of exhibitions and demonstrations. … Read further

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