Petronas Twin Towers & KL Tower Travel Guide
Overview of Petronas Twin Towers & KL Tower
Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Twin Towers, or Petronas Towers, is Malaysia’s most iconic landmark and architectural achievement; perfectly symbolising the growth of Kuala Lumpur from humble tin-mining town to 21st-century metropolis. Located in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, the silver stainless-steel clad towers first opened in 1999 and were designed by world-renowned architect César Pelli. The towers incorporate many Islamic influences, such as having five tiers to represent the five pillars of Islam and 63-metre-long spires resembling the minarets of a mosque. Standing at 451.9 metres, the 88 storey skyscrapers were once the tallest buildings in the world before being overtaken by Taipei 101. Today, they remain the world’s tallest twin towers and a must-see for all ages when visiting Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 9.00am - 9.00pm Tuesday to Sunday (Last Admission 8.30pm) (Closed between 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm on Fridays); Closed on Monday, Hari Raya Aidilfitri & Aidiladha
Address: Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Just 5 mins ride from the Twin Towers, KL Tower (Menara KL) is acclaimed as the 7th tallest telecommunications tower in the world and the tallest in Southeast Asia. The 421 metres high tower stands at the top of Bukit Nanas (Pineapple Hill) Forest Reserve right in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur. Visitors from around the world come to admire the incredible views of the city skyline from the top of its Observation Deck 276 metres above the ground. KL Tower is also known as the World Basejump Centre, playing host to the longest running and largest BASE jumping event in the world.
Opening Hours: Daily 9.00am - 10.00pm
Address: Menara Kuala Lumpur, No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off Jalan P.Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
What to Do in Petronas Twin Towers
Tickets to the Petronas Twin Towers includes a 45-minute tour of the Skybridge, Observation Deck and Gift Shop. These can be purchased from 8.30am on a first-come-first-serve basis, or in advance online.
Take the high-speed elevator up to the double-decker Skybridge, a 58-metre long glass bridge that connects both towers on the 41st and 42nd floors. Walk along and marvel at the stunning view of Kuala Lumpur city from 170 metres in the air.
Elevate further to the Observation Deck on the 86th floor of Tower 2 for a complete 360 degree aerial view of Kuala Lumpur city from a whopping 370 metres above the ground.
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
The Dewan Filharmonik Petronas concert hall is located at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC and is home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Enjoy a spectacular musical performance with unparalleled acoustics in this world-class venue.
Relax at KLCC Park
The 17 acres KLCC Park right in front of the towers, features a fountain with incorporated light show, wading pools and a children’s playground. It’s a beautiful piece of greenery right in the heart of the city for a relaxing afternoon walk.
Other things to do while visiting the Petronas Twin Towers include attractions such as the Aquaria KLCC oceanarium and Petrosains Science Discovery Centre which are great for families with children to explore.
What To Do KL Tower
Ascend up KL Tower to the Observation Deck at 276 metres where you can enjoy a complete 360 degree view of Kuala Lumpur city. You may explore the deck at your leisure and scan the skyline using one of the telescopes on hand.
Even higher is the Sky Deck, KL Tower's signature attraction. At 300 metres above the ground and in the open air, the Sky Deck offers you a panoramic experience of Kuala Lumpur unlike any other; both day and night.
Thrill seekers will enjoy the Sky Box, a glass extension of the Sky Deck. Stand in the Sky Box and pose for a picture looking directly down onto the city from 300 metres in the air in this totally unique attraction.
KL Tower International Jump Malaysia
Watch the prestigious and internationally-acclaimed KL Tower International Jump Malaysia extreme sports event between September and October, where adrenaline junkies from around the world come to BASE jump from the top of KL Tower.
When is the Best Time to Visit
The Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower are open to visit all year round. They are the ideal place to escape the Malaysian heat or shelter from monsoon rains. Temperatures in Kuala Lumpur usually range between 30°C - 35°C in the day and during the Northeast monsoon season from March - October, can experience high rainfall and thunderstorms.
How to Get to Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Twin Towers are unmistakable if exploring the city on foot and is easily accessible from across the city.
You can drive to the Petronas Twin Towers via Jalan Ampang, Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Kia Peng. Ample parking is available in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) or Suria KLCC Shopping Mall with a parking fee.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi/Grab car and tell your driver to drop you off at Suria KLCC or Petronas Twin Towers entrance.
You can use the RapidKL City Bus B103 and B114 services to get to Petronas Twin Towers. B103 stops at KLCC LRT Station and B114 stops directly in front of Suria KLCC Shopping Mall.
The GOKL City Bus is a free bus service – take either the Green Line from Bukit Bintang to KLCC or the Purple Line from Arab Street Taxi (interchange) to KLCC.
You can use the KTM Seremban Line and Port Klang Line to KL Sentral then switch to the LRT Kelana Jaya Line which stops at KLCC Station.
Use the LRT Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line to Masjid Jamek to switch to the Kelana Jaya Line to get to KLCC Station.
First take the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line to Pasar Seni station before switching to the LRT Kelana Jaya Line.
Take the KL Monorail Line to KL Sentral or Bukit Nanas before switching to the LRT Kelana Jaya Line to KLCC Station.
How to Get to KL Tower
You can drive to KL Tower via Jalan Raja Chulan or Jalan P Ramlee and you will find parking spaces available at KL Tower with an entrance fee.
Alternatively, taking a taxi/Grab car to KL Tower is also a convenient option.
You can take the free GoKL bus service to KL Tower following the Purple Line.
You can take the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and stop at the Dang Wangi Station. KL Tower is withing walking distance from the station.
If using the KL Monorail, alight at the Bukit Nanas Monorail Station and KL Tower is just a short walk from the station.
How to Get Around
All attractions in the Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower are walkable. High speed elevators will take you between the different floors of the towers and up to the various Observation Decks.
Facilities in both Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower are wheelchair-accessible. Complimentary wheelchairs are also available in Petronas Twin Towers for use on a first-come, first-served basis.
Where to Eat
Petronas Twin Towers
You will find restaurants and eateries of all types surrounding the Petronas Twin Towers from easy fast food outlets in Suria KLCC Shopping Mall, to spectacular rooftop bars and fine dining restaurants with panoramic views of the towers and neighbouring skyscrapers.
KL Tower Revolving Restaurant
For a unique dining experience in the clouds, you can try KL Tower's 360 degree revolving restaurant - Atmosphere 360. Other restaurants in KL Tower include the Moghul Mahal restaurant, famous for its halal North Indian authentic cuisine.
What to Buy
Petronas Twin Towers
You can purchase souvenirs in the Gift Shop which you will be taken to as part of your tour of the Petronas Twin Towers. You may continue your shopping spree in Suria KLCC Shopping Mall at the foot of the towers, where you will find an array of retail outlets and luxury brands.
KL Tower has a Souvenir Shop as well as various other shopping outlets to buy merchandise, perfumes, handicrafts, batik and duty free items.
Where to Stay
The Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower are located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and therefore have plenty of accommodation options nearby.
Close to the Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC, there are a myriad of business and 5-star luxury hotels which are within walking distance. Mid-range hotels and budget hotels can also be found clustered around the LRT stations near Petronas Twin Towers as well as KL Tower.
Cheaper accommodation further away from the city centre, like Airbnb stays and hostels more suited for backpackers, are alternative options as the city is easily accessible by public transport.
What to Bring
It is recommended to bring sunscreen and a hat as well as an umbrella or raincoat when exploring Kuala Lumpur city on foot during the day. Remember to stay hydrated with a bottle of water in the hot weather.
What to Wear
Wear comfortable shoes when walking around the towers and neighbouring attractions to make the most of the experience.
Things to Note
Both Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower Observation Decks are not suitable for the faint hearted or those who fear heights. However, other attractions inside the towers can still be enjoyed for people of all ages nonetheless.