Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

My personal favorite of Asia’s large cities, Kuala Lumpur has almost everything. The modern architecture is world-class and the historic temples and monuments are also excellent and accessible. The combination of Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures (and cuisines!) makes for a wonderful mix that makes it feel like several cities at once.

Why Visit Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Facts

Population 1,800,000
Area 7,200,000
Timezone UTC+8
Currency Malaysian ringgit
Airports Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)

Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Kuala Lumpur

breakfastIf your room doesn't include breakfast then great options are easy to find at local cafes and food stalls.$1.83 - $3.45
Budget lunchTourist restaurants with lots of Western options will be more expensive, but plenty to choose from in this range.$2.37 - $4.31
Budget dinnerEven sit-down meals at cafes and small restaurants can be great bargains if you eat with locals.$4.31 - $7.11
Beer .5 liter glassBeer prices vary greatly in Kuala Lumpur depending on where you are drinking. Look for happy hour deals to keep prices reasonable.$3.02 - $5.39
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BEST TOURS in Kuala Lumpur

WHEN TO VISIT Kuala Lumpur

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January90736.7
February91736.5
March92749.5
April927510.2
May91758.0
June91754.9
July90745.0
August90746.1
September90747.6
October907410.0
November897411.3
December89739.7

Kuala Lumpur WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar7:17am7:24pm
21 Jun7:06am7:24pm
21 Sep7:03am7:10pm
21 Dec7:13am7:09pm

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Hotel Seasons

Kuala Lumpur Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar5.60 - 10.78
starstarstarstarstar6.47 - 27.59
starstarstarstarstar7.97 - 32.33
starstarstarstarstar35.56 - 55.17
starstarstarstarstar57.11 - 157.76
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Kuala Lumpur Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed2.59 - 12.93

Getting to Kuala Lumpur

GETTING AROUND Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center18.10 - 25.86
Express train from airport to city center11.85
Express bus to city center2.59
3km taxi ride in Kuala Lumpur1.51 - 2.16
Light-rail ride in Kuala Lumpur0.22 - 0.60
Monorail ride in Kuala Lumpur0.26 - 1.14
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER