Petronas Twin Tower

WP Kuala Lumpur

In the bustling heart of Kuala Lumpur, expect to be spoiled by an array of amazing places to explore, a main highlight being one of the city's top attractions – the Petronas Twin Towers.

One of the most famous and stunning landmarks in the city, come discover its beauty amidst a thriving shopping scene, offering high-end designer shopping and opportunities to savor delicious food to make your visit truly special. 

 

About the Petronas Twin Towers

Prominently located in between the Petronas Twin Towers, at the centre of Kuala Lumpur, the ever-famous Malaysian mall, Suria KLCC welcomes everyone, especially city dwellers, to experience its grandeur up close. Built in the 1990s, these majestic twin towers reach an impressive height of 452 metres (1,483 feet) and were once the world's tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004. 

 

Previously, the Petronas Twin Towers was known as the 11th tallest structure in the world before being surpassed by the Burj Khalifa and Taipei 101, a testament to its lasting architectural excellence, where modernity blends seamlessly with authentic Malaysian influences.

Fun fact: there is an aerial bridge connecting the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors, making this the highest two-story bridge in the world!


For travellers seeking to spend more time exploring the Twin Towers and its surroundings, a selection of nearby hotels awaits, including the W Kuala Lumpur, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur and Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur. Visitors who love great food can enjoy delicious meals at famous places like Madam Kwan's, NZ Curry House, and Chilli's.

Meanwhile, those looking for relaxation and leisure can also explore the exciting, yet calming Aquaria KLCC or find a moment of stillness, peace and quiet within the lush grounds of the KLCC Park.



How to Reach the Petronas Twin Towers

For locals or anyone familiar with the city, public transportation is super affordable. Some options to consider are as follows:

  • For locals, a  single ticket for the LRT or MRT costs RM5* with MyCity pass for 1-day unlimited rides on the Monorail, LRT and MRT. 
  • For tourists, a KL Travel Pass costs between RM75* to RM120* for 2-day unlimited rides on the Monorail, LRT and MRT.  
  • If you're in the city centre, a taxi to the Petronas Twin Towers costs approximately RM10*.

*As prices may vary over time, it's best to check on Rapid KL's website before you plan your journey.

 

Why you should visit the Petronas Twin Towers

 

The Petronas Twin Towers are must-visit for those who love the excitement of city life while in Malaysia. What makes the Petronas Twin Towers unique is that they house one of the tallest buildings in the world, creating global representation for Kuala Lumpur and all of Malaysia. Not only that, visit the Suria KLCC mall which is nestled between the two towers and explore the various attractions. Esplanade (Lake Symphony), Petrosains Discovery Centre, KLCC Park and Aquaria KLCC are just a handful of the many great attractions Suria KLCC is home to. 



Needless to say, the architecture of these skyscrapers is also truly impressive, showing off advanced engineering and construction ahead of its time. Plus, its prime location right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur too, makes it highly accessible for both tourists and locals alike. Within KLCC also, you will find plenty of things to see, do and shop, solidifying its position as the perfect city sanctuary for a day out.

 

Get Amazing Views

 

Especially if you are a fan of stunning views and beautiful cityscapes, you are in for a real treat. Visitors can visit the Skybridge and the Observation Decks for sweeping views of the city and beyond. And when the sun goes down, the Petronas Twin Towers’ beauty lights up, creating a magical sight unlike any other. 


Shop 'Til You Drop


If you love shopping, you will find yourself in paradise at the Suria KLCC shopping mall, which sits right in between the towers. Explore a wide range of shops, grab a bite to eat at the restaurants and enjoy some entertainment. Here, you will also find everything from exquisite fashion stores to intricate traditional Malaysian crafts.


Relax and Enjoy

 


After a busy day of shopping at Suria KLCC, unwind at the KLCC Park, where there are pockets of green spaces and benches to relax while you slow down and enjoy the view of the towers. Alternatively, check out the restaurants and cafes inside Suria KLCC for a delicious meal or snacks. Book lovers will also find Kinokuniya Bookstore in Suria KLCC, filled with an impressive selection of books from fiction to nonfiction.

 

Culture and Events


The Petronas Twin Towers are also a must-visit destination if you are in the market for a culture fix or simply to enjoy ongoing events. The Petronas Twin Towers often host special events and exhibitions including those highlighting Malaysian culture and heritage at the Petronas Twin Towers Gallery. The country’s first concert hall, The Petronas Philharmonic Hall, was built specially for classical music and is the home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. The hall is situated at the podium level between the Petronas Twin Towers. The Petronas Philharmonic Hall has hosted a multitude of world-famous orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic and Vienna Symphony. Visitors can view the list of upcoming shows on The Petronas Philharmonic’s official website. Stay updated with upcoming events and plan your visit ahead of time by visiting the Petronas Twin Towers website.

 




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