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Masjid Jamek (Friday Mosque)

Distance from Kuala Lumpur International Airport: 59.5km

The Friday Mosque, situated astride the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers at the point where the first Europeans scrambled ashore, is the most stunning and popular sight in the city. The best time to visit is at sunset or during the muezzin’s call to prayer, which echoes around the ornate domes and palm trees, lending the mosque an air of calm amidst the skyscrapers. When visiting any of Kuala Lumpur’s mosques it is essential to dress conservatively and remove footwear.
Jalan Tun Perak
Transport: Masjid Jamek LRT Station.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs, Sat and Sun 0830-1230 and 1430-1600, Fri 0830-1100 and 1430-1600.
Admission: Free.

Masjid Negara
Masjid Negara

Masjid Negara (National Mosque)

Distance from Kuala Lumpur International Airport: 59.7km

In complete contrast to the Friday Mosque, the National Mosque is a modern mosque, built in 1965, which gleams every bit as brightly as any of KL’s skyscrapers. The main dome is moulded in the shape of an 18-point star to represent the 13 states of Malaysia and the five central Pillars of Islam. The huge main prayer hall can hold up to 10,000 worshippers, although this section of the mosque is closed to non-worshippers.
Lake Gardens
Transport: Pasar Seni LRT Station.
Opening hours: Daily 0900-1800.
Admission: Free.

Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

Distance from Kuala Lumpur International Airport: 59.6km

Veteran train traveller and writer Paul Theroux summed up this unique building when he called it ‘the grandest station in South East Asia’. Still functioning, the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is an extraordinary architectural melange – a kind of Walt Disney meets Moorish British colonialism. Built in 1911, the riot of minarets, towers, arches and spires make starting or ending a journey here, or even just visiting the station, a breathtaking pleasure.
Jalan Hishamuddin
Transport: Pasar Seni LRT Station.
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours.
Admission: Free.

Central Market

Distance from Kuala Lumpur International Airport: 58.6km

The Art Deco Central Market was built in 1928 and spent many years as the home of the city’s largest fresh produce market. Since 1986, the needs of tourism have taken over, with 130 arts and crafts shops, as well as regular cultural performances on the riverside stage. Mercifully, some authentic food outlets have managed to survive along with the tourist-orientated eating places.
Jalan Hang Kasturi
Web site: www.melewar.com/cmarket
Transport: Central Market LRT Station.
Opening hours: Daily 1000-2200.
Admission: Free.

Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers

Distance from Kuala Lumpur International Airport: 61.8km

Depending on whose measurement system is used, the Petronas Twin Towers may or may not be the tallest building in the world. Either way, since it was opened in 1997, the towers have become one of the city’s main symbols, looming into the heavens and often lost in cloud when the afternoon thunderstorms rumble in. The building, designed by Cesar Pelli, consists of two similarly shaped towers joined by a 58m (192ft) Skybridge at the 41st and 42nd floors. Local ex-pats like to see the Petronas Twin Towers as a metaphor for Malaysia’s economy, which had similarly lofty ambitions, but overstretched itself in 1997.
Jalan Ampang
Transport: KLCC LRT Station.

Muzium Negara (National Museum)

Distance from Kuala Lumpur International Airport: 58km

Since 1963 the National Museum has been an essential stop for anyone interested in delving beyond the skyscrapers and discovering more about the rich history and culture of Malaysia. The exhibitions present a history of Malaysia, while the building itself incorporates various different Malaysian architectural styles and craftwork from different parts of the nation, making the National Museum an embodiment of many aspects of the nation.
Jalan Damansara
Tel: (03) 282 6255.
Transport: Bangsar LRT Station.
Opening hours: Daily 0900-1800.
Admission: RM1.

Tugu Negara (National Monument)

Distance from Kuala Lumpur International Airport: 60.9km

The National Monument, an impressive brass sculpture, designed by an American, cast in Italy, but erected in KL in 1966, is one of the world’s largest free-standing sculptures. The heroic soldiers that it depicts were engaged in ‘The Emergency’ in the 1950s, when Malaysia battled with communist insurgents.
Lake Gardens
Transport: Pasar Seni LRT Station.