Kuala Lumpur Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur, KL Tower)

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Kuala Lumpur Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur, KL Tower) Reviews

montecarlostar montecar…
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Exciting views of Kuala Lumpur! Nov 10, 2012
Menara KL was one of the best things I did when I was in Kuala Lumpur. It was located right in front of my hotel, so definitively I couldn't miss it.

You walk to a small station in front of the tower and a free shuttle will take you up. The ticket was not that expensive, you can buy a package just to go up the tower or one to visit the small zoo nearby.

The views from the tower are breathtaking. You will enjoy every angle, admiring the wonders of KL, including the Petronas towers, the Mosque and Main Square, and all other buildings and neighborhoods.

You can buy reasonably priced souvenirs too. I took some of the best pics of my trip from this place.
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montecarlostar says:
Not really! Hehe :D
Posted on: Apr 24, 2014
elda_islost says:
do you have any idea about the jump from menara kl tower? thanks
Posted on: Apr 21, 2014
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from_australia from_aus…
27 reviews
The best view of KL May 06, 2012
KL Tower may not be the tallest tower in the world but it certainly provides the best view of Kuala Lumpur!

You can walk from the nearest MRT station to the front gate of the tower area - here there is a free shuttle bus that leaves about every 15 minutes and takes you up to the tower itself (I wasn't keen to walk in the humid weather!) Upon arriving you can purchase the entry to the tower itself but also choose one of 3 additional options, including a F1 simulator, Pony Ride or one other attraction (I forget, sorry!) I chose the F1 simulator and it was not bad, the Pony Ride was just around the car park and didn't seem so cool.

The tower itself is quite nice, the view was awesome and it really gives you a sense of the scale of KL. In particular you get a pretty good view of the Petronas Towers, they look just as impressive up here as from the ground.

After the Tower I ended up walking back to the KLCC which took about 25mins, it was a nice easy walk through a humid KL afternoon.
KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur
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from_australia says:
There's a F1 racing simulator in the building across from the tower! It's quite fun, you get to drive a racecar in an arcade style game. Should check it out if you get the chance :)
Posted on: May 06, 2012
trippin_jen says:
F1 simulator? What's that about? Thanks for the info. I didn't even know there's such a thing.
Posted on: May 06, 2012
vagabondph vagabond…
2 reviews
great way to see the city Jun 21, 2012
between the KL tower and the Petronas Towers, The KL tower is the lesser known one. However, it doesn't mean that its any less interesting, there are a lot of activities around the tower and above it there is also a revolving restaurant which gives you a spectacular 360 degree view of the city (depending on how long you stay) i suggest going late in the afternoon and going for high tea. its about 58 MYR (including the access to the observation deck)
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drmcflurry drmcflur…
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A Long Walk to Disappointment Nov 24, 2012
Me and a few friends decided to visit this tower after seeing it from a distance in KLCC. We decided to walk which was a bad idea. By the time we got there we were starving and thought we would try out the restaurant at the top. We later found out it was fully booked so we just decided to go up the viewing deck. At the gated entrance there is a shuttle that can take you up to the bottom of the tower but we didn't know if it was still running since we were the only ones there and it was late in the afternoon so we just decided to hike up to the tower itself. When you get there you need a ticket to get up the tower. I'm not sure how it is now but when we were there they had two options for the ticket: cultural or jungle adventure. We chose the jungle adventure which meant the small zoo of caged up exotic reptiles and birds they had going on at the bottom of the tower which in our opinion was better than the whole trip up the tower (not that we agreed to how these animals were treated but we wanted to stretch the worth of the money we paid for the ticket). The experience up at the viewing deck of the tower was generally boring. If you wanted to you could finish the whole trip in 5 minutes. Other than seeing the Petronas towers and the whole KL there was nothing much to do there. We ended up looking for something 'interesting' in the swimming pools and rooms in the nearby buildings (yes it was childish but it was really boring and wanted to make the most out of the whole trip). After a few photo shots and avoiding the vendors of mini-petronas tower souvenir shops that surrounded the whole tourist-filled deck we headed back down. I could see it in my friend's faces as we were on the elevator. We were all thinking the same thing... 'That was a waste of time'.
Just hanging around.
View from the tower
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Airportman Airportm…
230 reviews
Wonderful view of Kuala Lumpur's skyline May 30, 2011
As (some of) you might have read from other reviews, I love to "climb" the highest building in a city, for an overview of the area. I don't know why, especially with my fear of height, but it's something I like.

So one of the first things Karena & I wanted to do while being in Kuala Lumpur was to get to the top of the Menara KL Tower.

We could choose from 3 different entrance packages. There was the All Park Entrance, the Basic Package and the Guided Tour. We decided to go for the Basic Package, because there was a lack of time. The tower closes at 9:30pm and we arrived there aound 8:30pm.

The price for the Basic Package is 45 RYM/MR (around 10 euro or 15 US dollars) and we could pick one of the following things to do for free: Forest in the City or KL Tower Animal Zone. Again due to the time limit, we declined on both, even though it was free.

We had to wait a while, before we could go up with the elevator, which would take us to an height of 276 meters for the view over the city. Once up, the view was beautiful. Since we were there at night, it felt quite romantic for us. ;)

On the observation deck, we could look out the window or use binoculars for a closer view of the city. There were also several souvenir shops were they sell t-shirts, mugs, statues and a lot of other things about the KL Tower.

The downside to all this, is that at night, the reflection of all the lights kills any good photography. Using flash means no clear background and I had to press my lens and cover it around with my fingers to kill all the inside light for some decent shots.

All in all, we really enjoyed our time together high up in the sky, spending some time, while overlooking the city.
The Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower (in …
Night view of Kuala Lumpur
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Our reflection
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Airportman says:
Thank you all! :)
Posted on: Jun 25, 2011
Daive says:
Congrats on being featured! I wanted to climb that tower too but we didnt have enough time :(
Posted on: Jun 25, 2011
Koralifix says:
Congrats on today's feature, Ivar! Well done!
Posted on: Jun 25, 2011
g_wedders g_wedders
9 reviews
tourist trap, but a good one Jan 18, 2011
You pay quite a bit of money to be taken up in the lift to the observation deck 276 metres high, you're told by the lift driver(because you obviously can't be trusted to push the right button yourself) that it takes just 58 seconds to reach the top. You then walk out onto the observation deck for the spectacular 360 degree views of KL. Quite a bit higher than the skybridge on the Petronas towers so I'm told. As long as you can ignore the pricey boutique style shops everywhere this is absolutely worthwhile. A pleasant stop off on your visit to KL.

p.s. It wasn't busy at all when I was there and this improved it's rating by quite a bit for me :)
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Kurisu Kurisu
56 reviews
Gorgeous 360° view of Kuala Lumpur Dec 14, 2010
As a genuine skyscraper junkie I wanted to go up Petronas Twin Towers when I was in KL.

Turned out that you need to be there at 7am to score one of the limited tickets to the observation deck.

I think they just issue 1000 tickets a day on a first come first serve basis.

So I decided to go up KL tower instead.

In retrospect a really wise decision! From up here, you get a perfect 360° view of KL, including the Petronas Towers!

I think the view from Petronas Towers isn't anything close to the view from KL tower.

There was no getting up at 7am, no waiting time, no queue, just got there, bought ticket for 38MYR and went up! It's that easy... :-)

I could take a view really nice shots from up there.

Highly recommended! :-)
View from KL tower
View from KL tower
KL tower
Ticket for Menara Kuala Lumpur
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alpgalip alpgalip
75 reviews
"Panoramic view from Menara Tower" Nov 23, 2010
It was the highest building i have ever been. It is located center of the city. It has tall antenna top of the tower. I heard that it is used for communication. It has 4 elevator and its possible to go up in 10 seconds. It has wonderful panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur city. Petronas Towers are located just opposite of Menara. Its hard to take nice photos at the night time. There is a souvenir and some other shops. Tourist floor is not at the top. There is a restaurant which is only accept with a booking. Highly recommended place to visit.
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petit_gooroo petit_go…
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Go up to the fifth tallest freestanding tower in the world! Sep 01, 2009
The tower was opened in 1996 and is 421 m hight.

The observation platform is located at 276 m. From there, the view on the city of Kuala Lumpur and around is really impressive. It was not at all crowded when I got there, it was really possible to enjoy some spots and details you could be interested in. All around, there are free binoculars to enjoy it even more. I found it funny to see from above buildings I visited during the day.

The ticket was around 35RM if I remember right.

You can only purchase a ticket combined with some other attractions around. If you do not have a lot of time in Kuala Lumpur, you really can skip them, there was nothing really interesting about it (some animals in small boxes and a F1 simulator).

I did not try at all the tour to the jungle as it was not the right time when I was there.
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travhormones travhorm…
15 reviews
Up-there view of KL city Aug 09, 2009
Our RM38 ticket took us all the way up the tower. There were shops selling little souvenirs, and one shopwoman who was worried we would steal so she kept following us around. I really don't think I look dishonest!! And then when we looked at some metallic souvenirs, she went, "these are made of PEEWWW-TTTER" which amused me no-end.

Ok on to the scene. It's one of those touristy things to do in KL, see the whole KL, and pose by the Twin Towers. I think at 7pm the lights on the Twin Towers were not lit yet...so if you like night photos maybe it's better to go after 7.30pm.

Don't forget that from the bottom of the tower, there is a shuttle bus going up. So, save your legs!

The ticket also includes a visit to the little zoo, a pony ride ("but only if you're under 50kg") and an F1 simulator game.
Berjaya Times Square
I can see Citin Hotel!
Petronas Towers
The tower as we left
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tashgorgeous tashgorg…
30 reviews
360 degree view of KL Aug 18, 2008
The Menara KL tower is the 4th tallest communication tower in the world to date, making it one of the highlights to a visit to Kuala Lumpur.

It is located within the city and is about a 10-minute taxi ride from the Petronas.

The tower has several activities to offer. There are souvenir and food shops at the lobby and you will be charged a small amount to be able to go about 400m up.

Up in the observation deck, there are available voice tours (also available in several languages) that explains facts about the tower. There's also complimentary use of high-magnifying binoculars.

There is also a revolving restaurant that we wanted to go to but failed to visit ;( It is recommended to make reservations for it.
The Petronas (view from the Menara)
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wanderlass wanderla…
13 reviews
Mar 19, 2007
One of the highest concrete & communication towers in the world situated in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. It's one of the main attraction of the city because of its fine architecture and engineering. It also has a view deck with an amazing view of the city in 360(deg)! It's definitely a must see if you visit Kuala Lumpur. It was awesome when I went in the early afternoon, but I wish I had the chance to go back at sunset because they say it's breathtaking and very romantic. The ticket to go up the view deck is fairly cheap. Atop the tower also has a revolving restaurant with exorbitant pricing (based on the menu only), but I heard the food is quite ordinary for the price.
Menara Tower stitched using 3 phot…
Cityscape from the Menara View Deck
For Amanda :D
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wanderlass says:
Hi Amanda. I u/l the crystal for you! :D I didn't eat at the revolving restaurant cuz I saw the price and I didn't think any food is that good. I mean it would be different if one's in Europe and everything is expensive, but everything else in Malaysia is cheap. :D But I'm glad that you get to enjoy the view while you were there eating and taking in the view! :D
Posted on: Mar 21, 2007
Amanda says:
Yes, I LOVED going up here - I especially loved that you could see all the way to Batu Caves. Did you eat at the revolving restaurant? I had mixed feelings about that. I really enjoyed the time it gave me to sit, and really take in the view of the city; but the food was not worth the money. No matter what, people should go up to look at the view, as you have said here my friend! Also, the elevator is so fancy! Remember the crystal? So funny...
Posted on: Mar 19, 2007

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