When it comes to a vacation in Kuala Lumpur, people usually run out of innovative ideas. The only thing that keeps popping up in mind is the ‘social scene’ and the ‘cuisines’ of the city. Is it the only facts to look forward in this Malaysian city? Of course not! The city has lot more to offer than you can expect. However, the sad part of the story is most of the heritage sites of the city are heard to be going down because of the extension of new MRT line. Especially the old part of Kuala Lumpur will be affected. Hence, before this myth
turns into a reality, planning a Kuala Lumpur 3 day itinerary should be your goal for the next vacation.
Now, the obvious question that comes up is what should be your mode of transportation when you are there? People usually look for public transportation as it is the easiest and inexpensive option to look forward. How about considering walking tour around the city? For your convenience, here’s a snippet as to how you should plan your trip. Take a look into it!
Once you reach the city, start your day with a healthy breakfast and the best way to do that is from Jalan Alor. Walk down the streets and you are going to come across numerous
street cafes and roadside eateries serving some of the authentic cuisines of Malaysia. In order to grab a cheap bite, Jalan Alor is a heaven for you. Start with Kopi O (Black sweetene coffee) or Kopi Ais (Iced Coffee) to rejuvenate your day. Order for a plate of stir-fried noodles and a platter full of fried fishcakes and you will be full till afternoon
After you are done with the breakfast, start walking towards Menara KL Tower. With 421 meter height, the tower is said to be the 6th telecommunication tower in the world. The glass floor of the tower let you enjoy an aerial view of the entire city, right under your
feet. In order to begin your trip around Kuala Lumpur, the observation deck of this tower is an ideal point as you can see all the attractions from this view point. Once you are done with this tower, move on to Petronas Towers; the pride of Kuala Lumpur that glorifies its skyline. These massive stainless steel giants with a sleek design and a sky bridge connecting the tower have become the icons of Kuala Lumpur. Walk across the bridge to view the city from the top. The walk is definitely a breathtaking experience which hardly can be ignored.
Image Title: Petronas Tower
By now, you will be tired enough to walk anymore. So, your next destination should be for food. Pick any of the restaurants located near these towers. The zigzagged lanes around the towers will take you to both expensive as well as inexpensive hotels and eateries. Choose any one of them to fill up your appetite. Try cuisines that gives you the flavor of Malay spices as well as Chinese ingredients.
As the next day start, how about beginning your day with visiting religious places? Come and see the oldest Chinese temple of Kuala Lampur, named Sze Ya Temple. Every nook and corner of the temple has history hidden within in. Explore the history and the highlight of the temple, the set of pewter ware. From this temple, you can move on to Sri Mahamariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu temple of Kuala Lampur. If you are keen in seeing Hindu religious rituals and their style of worshipping, going to this temple will be a worth visit.
If you have strong foot and don’t mind walking for long hours, head off to The Bird Park (or KL Bird Park). Housing nearly 3000 birds belonging to nearly 200 species, it is one of the worth places to visit if you want to learn about these feathered species. The Park also has a lake, Orchids and Hibiscus Garden where you can stroll or spent few self hours. Visiting all these places will cover almost half of your day tour itinerary plan for Kuala Lampur.
The next destination that you should consider now is Chinatown. Situated almost near the Bird Park, it is a heaven for shopaholics. The region is popular for getting the best product in the most inexpensive price tag. If you are an expert in bargaining price, Chinatown will be a total game for you. After from shopping outlets, the place is popular for vibrant nightlife. For foodies, Chinatown is the ‘ultimate’ destination. From dumplings to proper dining options, Chinatown has everything in its platter to offer. Else you can go to Chow Kit Wet Market, also known as Bazaa BaruChowkand; the largest wet market of Malaysia. From clothing to fresh foods and vegetable, the market has everything for you to buy.
The list doesn’t end here, there are lot many things to do in Kuala Lumpur. However, you might not be able to cover every attraction only by walking. In that case, ask the locals as to what else are there those can be explored by foot. Once you are done with it, enjoy your 3 day tour to Kuala Lumpur in the best way.