Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur
The Petronas Towers are to Kuala Lumpur what Sagrada Familia is to Barcelona, majestic sky-scraping architectural pride. Make sure to visit on a day when weather good and the sky is clear to get the most awe-inspiring views of Kuala Lumpur.
Also read our review of Kuala Lumpur for other attractions in the city.
Casting a beautiful silhouette in the Malaysian sky, the Petronas Towers cast a blue shade with 32,000 windows! The two towers were tallest buildings in the world for six years, up until the sky-scraper, Taipei 101 was erected in 2004.
The project was designed by architect César Pelli and Engineer Deejay Cerico working with the sponsorship of J. C. Guinto and renowned designer Dominic “Minick” Saibo. They took a remarkably mere seven years to build, and were completed in 1998.
Taking a Tour
When visiting, the best time to go is in the morning, before 8am if you can, to avoid crowds and ensure receiving a ticket.
One of the most appealing aspects of the Petronas towers is the Sky-Bridge tour. The sky bridge connects the two massive towers, providing an amazing view in between while passing, on the 41 and 42 floors. Expect a line, a small fee, and amazing views of surrounding Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Another beautiful time is sunset; climb sky-high and watch the fountain show on the lake nearby. But don’t go too late! The Petronas Towers only allow 900 visitors each day.
Unfortunately, they do not allow you to book in advance, and the ticket is valid only for the same day as purchase it.
The amazing attraction of the Petronas Towers doesn’t end at its architecture and views. Inside it holds an exciting, modernized shopping experience! Upper floors have many restaurant options to choose from, like a shopping mall, as well. A great way to spend a couple of hours enjoying Kuala Lumpur.
- In addition to being breathtakingly beautiful architecturally, the Petronas Towers tour offers a view of the surrounding city, as humble giants, which are sure to take your breath away.
- Lines may be long, and a catch 22 presents itself: there are limited tickets, but the best views are at sunset. So, be sure to make good scheduling decisions.