Nils Kraus - Oct 14, 2008

Asia has long been luring travelers. The mesmerizing potential of this diverse continent is very inviting and the numbers of tourists traveling to Asia are increasing by thousands on annual basis. One of the most appealing countries with a reputation of a completely relaxed and diverting destination is Malaysia. Its capital city, Kuala Lumpur is from many aspects a very precious asset of the country.


Not only does the whole area present an economic power by itself. The appeal and strength of KL as locals often call their capital lies in its overwhelming diversity. Tourists are struck whenever they set foot on the street. The city is colorful and inviting and the range of activities and sightseeing magnets is very wide.


What makes this city so famous is its food. Malaysians love food and their passion becomes very visible and concrete. There are thousands of little places and great restaurants along the lively streets which offer the tastiest specialties of local reputed cuisine.


Culturally, KL will not let anyone down. The ‘Golden Triangle’ is a pulsating area in the city center dominated by the Petronas Twin Towers. The tourists often stroll to the Independence Square, visit the National Museum which presents a comprehensive insight to the city and country as well. The nearby Lake Gardens definitely belong to the list of places to visit. Chinatown counts as one of the most attractive places to visit as well. The whole area of the city center is perfect for shopping – and in fact, shopping is a number one activity of many visitors who come to KL.


Outdoor enthusiasts head for the Batu Caves in the Northern suburbs of Kuala Lumpur. Annually, the Thaipusam festival is held here in February and presents one of the most important and exciting events for both the locals and the tourists.


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