Kuala Lumpur

Malaysias capital town Kuala Lumpur or K.L has about 2 millions citizens where old and new buildings are mixed.
The one time worlds tallest building is located in K.L and the name is Petronas Twin Tower. The goverment owned petroleum company (Petronas) owns 49% of the building and that has given the building its name. With its 88 floors the towers are reaching up to 450 m.
The K.L Tower that reaches a height of 400 m. is also worth a visit.

In Kuala Lumpur there is a lot to see. Nice buildings, temples, mosques, a lively Chinatown, shopping and more.
Here is also the worlds largest pewter factory, Royal Selangor where many beautiful and famous pewter articles are made..

Among the most known attractions in Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves which are located about 10 km from the city. The limestone caves were discovered about 100 years ago.
A small Hindu temple, (named Cathedral Cave), was built in the largest cave.
Every year in January or February as much as 1 million Hindu pilgrims gather here under the yearly Thaipusam-feast. Here they confess their sins and the most fervent of them punish themselves by piercing the toungue or cheeks with skewers or by put hooks in to the bare body.
For the most tourists the climbing up the 272 steps in tropical heat seems to be painful enough.

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