When they were completed in 1996, the KLCC Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world. Today, they remain to be the tallest twin towers in the world and one of the most visited sites in Kuala Lumpur. Accolades aside, the towers are just beautiful to look at and is high on the list of must-dos for many tourists. Here is a quick guide to visiting the KLCC Twin Towers.
Being one of the most famous icons of Malaysia, you will have no problems finding your way there. Even if you are driving, you could literally see the towers from a mile away. The quickest and most convenient way to get there is by train. The KLCC LRT train station is connected to Suria KLCC, is a large shopping complex located beneath the towers. The next best option is to take a cab there.
The Best Time To Visit
I would strongly recommend visiting the towers after sunset, as the KLCC Twin Towers are most beautiful at night. Suria KLCC is an excellent place to have your dinner, as there are lots of dining options to choose from. Be it fine dining, casual or fast food outlets, there is something for everybody at the shopping mall.
What is there to do there?
Firstly, as mentioned earlier, there is Suria KLCC, which is one of the largest shopping mall in KL. It is a mid/high-end shopping mall that also houses a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes. It is a great place for you to take a short break before heading off to your next sightseeing spot.
Right at the doorstep of the KLCC Twin Towers is KLCC Park, a large, beautifully landscaped green space. It is also the best photo spot for you to get a good shot at the Twin Towers. Here is a tip: the best spot for you to get a good shot of the towers from the park is on the bridge over the lake. There is only one so you can’t miss it.
If you want to have a closer look at the Twin Towers from the inside, you can consider buying a ticket to its observatory deck on the 86th floor of one of the towers. Due to security reasons, only a limited amount of tickets are issued every so it is best that you buy your ticket in advance. You can buy them at the ticket counter on the concourse level of you can get them online at petronastwintowers.com.my.
The Petronas Twin Towers is also home to the Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra. For those who are interested in classical performance, do check out mpo.com.my for their performance schedule and online ticketing.
Alternative & Interesting Spots To View The KLCC Twin Towers
Other than the spots mentioned earlier, there are also several other spots that offer excellent and interesting views of the towers. Sky Bar, located in Trader’s Hotel, which is just a stone’s throw away from the towers, offers spacious, open air, unobstructed views of the Twin Towers. Although there are many other bars and restaurants nearby offering similar views, many still consider the views from the Sky Bar to be second to none.
Other cool place to view the Twin Towers would be from Marini 57, a rooftop bar located in KLCC Tower 3, located next to the towers. Due to the proximity to the towers, you will get a very closed up, open air, view of the towers.
Then there is the Heli Lounge Bar @ Menara KH, located near Pavilion Shopping Center. This bar, which is located on a helipad on top of a building, not only has great views of the Twin Towers, but also KL Tower and its surroundings. I would strongly recommend visiting the bar shortly before sunset, so you can catch the day, sunset, and night views of Kuala Lumpur City.