While this 421-metre-high telecommunication tower is not as iconic as the Petronas Towers, its stunning cityscape views, glistening glimpses of the South China Sea, and tropical rainforest panoramas create the illusion of a cutting-edge fairytale. Here’s all you need to know about KL’s colourfully tiered tower.

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A Nod to History

The tallest tower in Southeast Asia and 7th in the world, this impressive monument was completed in 1996 and features gorgeous structural motifs that reflect Malaysian culture and Islamic heritage.

KL Tower Attractions

This stunningly expressive superstructure not only boasts epic views of metropolitan and heritage monuments like the Petronas Towers, KLCC, and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, but it also hosts a myriad of diverse enticements. For instance, you can immerse yourself in adrenaline-high 6D simulations at the XD Theatre, virtually live your dream as an F1 champion, walk above the lush emerald canopies of the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, and feed adorable critters at the mini-zoo.

Surrounding Diversions

By virtue of its strategic location, this tourist-savvy broadcasting tower is conveniently close to chief KL allurements, such as the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Aquaria KLCC, and the delicious domain of Jalan Alor food street. If you’re looking for a sophisticated studio apartment in Penang, venture no further than the likes of Citadines Prai Penang.

Insider Pro Tips

If you’re a first-time visitor to the KL Tower, make sure you select the right ticket package. For instance, if you’re simply yearning for striking uninterrupted vantages of the kaleidoscopic Capital and floating above the urban fantasy enclosed in the glass Sky Box, then you can skip the revolving restaurants and pack some snacks instead. For just RM 99, you can feast your eyes from the Sky Deck, Observation Deck, and Sky Box.