Discover Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC - Kuala Lumpur
Still the tallest twin towers in the world, the Petronas Towers is an icon of modern Kuala Lumpur, the crowning jewel of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) area. TripGuru recommends a visit to this landmark, as a trip Malaysia’s capital won’t be complete without a stop here.
Reaching 88 stories high, the Petronas Twin Towers is also one of the best spots to catch a view of the city, as it has an observation deck on the 86th floor. The towers, whose exteriors was based on the Islamic pattern of the 8-pointed star, is also home to the world’s highest double-decked bridge. This bridge, called the Skybridge, is located on the 41st floor (170 meters above ground) and connects the two towers. Outside the towers is the rest of the KLCC complex. This includes the high-end Suria KLCC shopping mall, which has over 400 stores and is located at the base of the towers; the Aquaria KLCC indoor aquarium, the Dewan Philharmonik PETRONAS (DFP) music hall, KLCC Park, and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
While access to the Skybridge and the observation deck require a fee, travelers can still be able to take photos of the tower from KLCC Park, which is free of charge. Simply proceed to the man-made lake in the park, behind Suria KLCC; stand near the small hill to get the best angle. There are also official gift shops at the observation deck and inside Suria KLCC mall.
The Towers and the entire KLCC complex is easy to reach by train, as it has its own station along the Putra LRT line: KLCC Station. It can be also easily reached by taking a taxi. The towers are open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 9 pm; it is closed on Mondays and from 1 pm to 2:30 pm on Fridays. Since it’s a popular attraction, ticket booths open at 8:30 am; travelers are advised to purchase their tickets ahead of time. For the best times to see the Towers, go early in the morning for those taking pictures from the Park, to avoid the harsh sun. Travelers can also go at night--the look of the tower when it’s all lighted up at night is not to be missed.