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Published May 27th 2020
You'll need a head for heights here
On a visit to the KL Tower, you will find it is more than just another tall tower. This is a multi-activity destination with enough attractions that you could spend the whole day here.
The tower was completed in 1996 and is currently the seventh-tallest telecommunications and observation in the world at 420.4 metres high. During construction, they had to change the position of the tower to protect a Jelutong tree that was estimated to be over 100 years old. This cost approximately AUD 150,000.
Around the base of the tower, you'll find several attractions - these include the Blue Coral Aquarium, which is small but has a good range of interesting fish on display.
The KL Tower mini zoo is home to parrots, meerkats, llamas, tortoises and many more animals. There is an upside-down house, which is an unusual attraction, whereas the name suggests everything in it is upside down. All the attractions around the tower are reasonably priced and worth visiting.
Inside the tower, there are several places to eat. Atmosphere 360 is a revolving restaurant that's 282 metres up in the sky and is an excellent place for a meal with a view. It is open for lunch and dinner.
Moghul Mahal restaurant serves authentic North Indian cuisine and is open from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. Last but not least, a pizza restaurant, Santinos Pizza, serves all your favourite combinations at a reasonable price.
There are many great places around Kuala Lumpur to get a view of the city, and this place gives you the best all-round views with two observation decks.
The Sky Deck sits 300 metres high and gives you a spectacular view in the open air. The other Observation Deck is protected from the elements and air-conditioned - this lets you take in the cityscape and buy some souvenirs at the same time.
Feeling brave? Try the skybox, where you walk out on top of the glass and can look down to the ground 300 metres below and take some fantastic pictures. Parking is available beside the tower or if you don't mind walking, it's located not far from the city centre.
At the time of our visit, tickets for the attractions could be purchased individually or in a package at a discount using the onsite ticketing machines.