Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s capital town Kuala Lumpur or K.L has about 2 millions citizens where old and new buildings are mixed.
At one time the world’s tallest building was located in K.L and the name is Petronas Twin Tower. The government 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 world’s largest pewter factory, Royal Selangor where many beautiful and famous pewter articles are made.

Royal Selangor
KL Tower
Jamek Mosque
 Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Kasturi Walk in China Town
At this market there is definitely something to buy.
The KL Rapid Rail

The KL Rapid Rail is a very convenient and cheap way to travel. The first line opened in 1996. Currently there are 5 lines with a total length of 151 km.

There is not so much you can do on the train other than relax and look out the window.
We took the train to Batu Caves for our 2nd visit

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 many as 1 million Hindu pilgrims gather here under the yearly Thaipusam-feast. Here they confess their sins and the most passionate of them punish themselves by piercing the tongue or cheeks with skewers or by putting hooks into the bare body.
For most tourists, climbing up the 272 steps in tropical heat seems to be painful enough.

Stairs to Batu Caves
Inside the cave
A nice foot massage after a full day of walking feels good!
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