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Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia – southeast Asia

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. I visited this Metropolis in the middle of 2007 on my Malaysia travel tour. I fly from Bangkok with AirAsia Airline to the biggest city in Peninsular. Nearly everyone know the Petronas Twin Towers which are the landmark of Kuala Lumpur. The towers of KL are with about 500 m the highest twin towers in world. When I arrived on the International Airport of Kuala Lumpur i took a taxi to Chinatown. I choose the Le Village Guesthouse from my Lonely Planet southeast Asia travel guide. This easy going establishment is in the hart of Chinatown and close to a KL Metro station. Yust 100 meters away is the Reggae Bar witch is a nice meeting point for backpackers and travelers from around the world. At this time I paid 10 Malaysian Ringit for a single room with fan. The Le Village have as well a small kitchen and a TV room to share. Another good address for staying in Chinatown is the Red Dragon Backpacker´s Hostel. Read your travel guide for more possibilities to stay in KL.

Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers

Near my guesthouse was the Central Market where you can find souvenirs, food and wooden sculptures. If you looking for aa shopping mall you will find the KLCC Shopping Complex of the foot of the KL Twin Towers. Here you can find boutiques, gold and jewels, western restaurants and of course souvenirs. In the capital of Malaysia is everything easy to reach by Metro, Bus or Taxi. The cheapest are the bus but the Metro in the capital woks good. The Sri Mahamariamman Temple was another point of interest for me. This Hindu temple is build in Chinatown. Like at every temple in southeast Asia you have to take out your shoes to visit KL´s principal´s Hinduism temple. The entry to this colorful house of god is free.

Hindu Temple

Hindu Temple

In Kuala Lumpur are many more sights like the National Museum, Islamic Arts Museum, the Bird Park or the National Art Gallery. If you want to see everything you need at least one week. The best Indian curry’s are to find in Little India. I paid about 2 Ringit for a delicious meal. The traveling from KL is easy. You have many travel options to many destinations. I was leaving Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Cameron Highlands in the middle of Peninsular.

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