Visiting Kuala Lumpur: Fun Places for Kids

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Kuala Lumpur is a very interesting place to visit when you are in Malaysia. Even if you are travelling with children, you can still have fun and keep them entertained in this bustling city.

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City Landscape, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

City Landscape, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia © by Khalzuri

The important thing to determine when you are trying to plan a fun day with children is what they will like.

Older children, for example, may be interested in some of the more culture-based activities, while younger children will want more hands-on activities. Once you determine what your child will like, you can figure out where to go and what to do.

Kuala Lumpur National Zoo and Aquarium (Zoo Negara)

Almost every child loves animals and enjoys seeing them up close. The Kuala Lumpur National Zoo and Aquarium is a great place to spend the day with children. Home to over 5,000 animals, this attraction is very impressive.

The animals are housed in large exhibits that mimic the animals’ natural habitat. This provides parents with a chance to teach children about the animals, as well as various facts about different places in the world.

Zoo Negara

Zoo Negara © by leafbug

Address: Zoo Negara, Ulu Kelang Street, Kemensah Heights, 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia
Coordinates: 3.209107, 101.758223

At the zoo, the tigers are usually the main attraction. You will also get to see various other species, such as bearded pigs, rhinos and various types of monkeys, apes and chimps. There is a reptile house and the aquarium.

With a total of 16 exhibits, including Children’s World, a space dedicated to kids, this is a great outing to keep the kids occupied while enjoying the scenery and beauty of being outdoors. If you are feeling really adventurous, call the zoo to find out about the Zoo by Night safari experience.

Open Air Markets and Central Market

While visiting the markets may not seem like a good trip to take with children, most children will find the hustle and bustle of these areas very intriguing.

Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

Central Market, Kuala Lumpur © by gaucin_gipsy

Address: Petaling Street, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates: 3.145173, 101.697424

At almost every market, including Central Market, you can find authentic displays with colorful clothing and other Malaysian items. You can use these trips as a learning experience by teaching your children about the various races and cultures you find at these markets.

Lake Gardens

If you choose to take your children to Lake Gardens, be prepared to spend a full day and get ready for the kids to ask to go back again. There is so much to do at Lake Gardens.

You can show your child the Parliament and use that portion of the trip to teach your child about the differences between Malaysian government and your home government.

You can also let your child enjoy the antics of birds at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park that is located in Lake Gardens.

The Kuala Lumpur Botanical Gardens (formerly the Lake Gardens)

The Kuala Lumpur Botanical Gardens (formerly the Lake Gardens) © by ultimatekldevil

Address: Kebun Bunga Street, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coordinates: 3.143, 101.68464

Finally, you should plan at least the majority of the day to visit the National Museum at the southern end of Lake Gardens.

With three levels, there is something that will interest almost everyone in your family. From animals and art to displays showcasing Malaysian culture, there is no shortage of entertainment at this museum. You can even enjoy learning about weapons used in Malaysia, as well as musical instruments that play a big part in the Malaysian culture.

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