The Kuala Lumpur Tower (while the full name of the tower is Menara Kuala Lumpur, it is also known as KL Tower for short) is a telecommunications tower that provides a great view of the city and is an interesting and unique tourist attraction for visitors of Malaysia.
Key facts about the KL Tower.
p>There are many interesting facts about this amazing tower. Here is an overview of some of its features and what makes it a great tourist attraction for visitors of all ages.
The tower has an official height, including its antenna structure, of 421 meters (1,381 feet). The top of the roof is measured at 335 meters (1,099 feet).
This makes the KL Tower the fourth highest telecommunications/antenna tower or structure in the world.
Dont be fooled! While it may appear that the tower stands above the Petronas Twin Towers in the Kuala Lumpur skyline, this is misleading. The Kuala Lumpur Tower stands on top of a hill, which makes its height above sea level a whopping 515 meters. Still, the height of the actual structure is considerably less than the 452 meters of the Petronas Twin Towers.
Feeling hungry? The tower boasts the worlds highest McDonalds. I guess a "no minimum" delivery to your home from this particular branch is out of the question!
Still feeling hungry, or dont want the kitschy McDonalds experience? There is a rotating restaurant that has a height of over 280 meters. If you get an upset stomach from the heights alone, you may want to pass on the food with a rotating view from all that height!
Things to do at Kuala Lumpur Tower that makes it a tourist attraction.
There is more to do than simply visit this remarkable landmark. There are specific activities and suggested tips that can occupy your time while visiting this tourist attraction.
Enjoy the architecture and designs which are heavily Islamic influenced. There are designs, tiling and other structural elements are beautiful and reflect the culture of Malaysia and the religion of Islam.
As mentioned above, you can grab a bite to eat if your stomach can handle it! Visit either the revolving restaurant or the worlds highest McDonalds.
Ride the elevators up to the observation deck for a view of the city. You can listen in to a tour guide in various languages as you get explained to you all of the various sights of the city and country that you can see.
Watch a documentary about the construction and creation of the KL Tower. This short video is repeated frequently throughout the day.
Visit the shops here. After all, what is a tourist attraction without a souvenir? There are souvenir shops and other shops at the tower.
There is much to do and much to see at the Kuala Lumpur Tower, all of which makes it a wonderful tourist attraction. One final tip would be to cab or take the shuttle up the hill to where the Kuala Lumpur Tower is located. It is a steep climb and while doable, it may wear you out before you get a chance to enjoy the tower itself!
The tower is located at Jalan Puncak. Easiest way to get there is to take the KL Monorail to Bukit Nanas station where you can take a 10 minutes walk to the main gate at Jalan Puncak. From here, the free shuttle service at an interval of 15 minutes is available from 9:00am to 6:00pm for you to reach the tower. After 6:00pm, it is better to take a taxi to the tower.
The entrance fees are:
Children(4-12 years old) RM3
Senior citizens(55 years and above) RM6
Children(4-12 years old) RM10
Senior citizens(55 years and above) RM17
Further enquiry can be obtained by calling the tower hotline at Tel: +603 2020 5444.
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