Kuala Lumpur, the sprawling capital of Malaysia, has gradually transformed from a major city to an authentic Asian megalopolis. The approximately 7 million urban dwellers prospering in the western part of the Malaysian peninsula come from three main communities: Malay, Chinese and Indian, all of which are cultural singularities that can be found in urban planning, with a diversity of temples, as well as in the way they dress and in the cuisine. The tourist guide of Kuala Lumpur proposes to explore this Asian multiculturalism, taking the traveller from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, from small boui-boui to luxury hotels, in a cosmopolitan city, a clever mix of millenary traditions and modernity, like the twin towers Petronas, the city's emblem. Welcome to Kuala Lumpur!

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When to go to Kuala Lumpur?

When to go to Kuala Lumpur? In general, rains are too erratic to exclude that any time of the year is affected. With temperatures ranging from 23 to 33°C all year round, the best time to go to Kuala Lumpur is... all year round! However, it should be noted that the holiday periods (Ramadan, Chinese New Year and Christmas) lead to a lot of domestic tourism and a surge in housing prices. When to go to Kuala Lumpur then? All year round, taking care to avoid local holidays and holidays

How to go to Kuala Lumpur? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

It is quite possible to use the services of travel agencies and other specialists in the region to organize a stay in Kuala Lumpur. Most of these professionals often offer tours that combine the discovery of the capital with other more touristic regions of Malaysia. This type of offer has the advantage of being often less expensive than a trip prepared by yourself. Unless you are well organized and proactive.

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The most convenient and fastest way to get to Kuala Lumpur is certainly by air. If you do this well in advance, you will find very affordable airline tickets. As for housing, by taking care to avoid holidays and local festivals, we are also doing quite well.

Several options for getting around Kuala Lumpur: the bus, often packed and with frequent stops (difficult to use if you don't really know the city); the taxi, barely more expensive than the bus; the metro, better known as KTM Komuter; and finally the private taxi applications, widely used in Kuala Lumpur. Urban adventurers will also be able to try their bikes, with caution!

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  • Holiday rental
  • Airbnb rental
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  • Tailor-made trip
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  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Kuala Lumpur? In general, rains are too erratic to exclude that any time of the year is affected. With...
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Weather forecast

The weather in Kuala Lumpur depends on the Malaysian equatorial climate, which is subject to maritime influences. The...
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Budget

The currency used in Kuala Lumpur is the Malaysian national currency: the Malaysian Rinngit (RM). While Malaysia is a...
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Formalities

A visa to Kuala Lumpur? French, Belgian, Swiss, Luxembourgish and Canadian nationals are automatically issued a thre...
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Health

The health situation differs between the main cities, the coasts and the rest of the country. Kuala Lumpur is not aff...
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How to travel by yourself?

The most convenient and fastest way to get to Kuala Lumpur is certainly by air. If you do this well in advance, you w...
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How to get organized?

It is quite possible to use the services of travel agencies and other specialists in the region to organize a stay in...
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Getting around

Several options for getting around Kuala Lumpur: the bus, often packed and with frequent stops (difficult to use if y...
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