January Destination of the Month: Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur Destination of the Month

The Tropical Metropolis

The January Destination of the Month is Kuala Lumpur! As the cultural, financial, and economic centre of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur blends towering skyscrapers with traditional temples and offers a plethora of activities for everyone: delectable cuisine for the foodies, tropical wonders for nature lovers, and three of the world’s ten largest shopping malls for the shopaholics!

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Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Discover over 1,100 accommodations in Kuala Lumpur or explore more hotels in Malaysia. View our top 3 hotel recommendations available on Travala.com below.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

5/5 Stars | From $142 Per Night

The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

Situated in the Golden Triangle district among the skyscrapers and shopping malls, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur has guested members of celebrities, royal families, and government officials throughout its 25-year history. Enjoy panoramic views of the city with floor-to-ceiling windows, enjoy the luxurious marble bathrooms, and delight in a variety of dining options.

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

5/5 Stars | From $240 Per Night

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur Restaurant

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur basks in the shadow of the immense Petronas Twin Towers, overlooking the lush, manicured gardens of the KLCC Park that evokes memories of New York’s Central Park. Marvel at the views from the infinity pool, treat yourself to a treatment at the award-winning spa, or get a hit in at the rooftop tennis court.

Hilton Kuala Lumpur

5/5 Stars | From $118 Per Night

Hilton Kuala Lumpur Evening Pool View

Just a two-minute walk to KL Sentral—Malaysia’s largest transit hub—Hilton Kuala Lumpur is perfectly poised to connect you to all that Malaysia has to offer. Featuring a freeform swimming pool set among picturesque palm trees, 10 in-house dining options, and marble bathrooms with deep-soaking bathtubs and rain showers, Hilton Kuala Lumpur oozes class and comfort.

Activities in Kuala Lumpur

The Best of Kuala Lumpur Classic

5/5 Stars | From $50

KL City Tour Cycling Through the Streets

Take a cultural trip around 8 different areas of the inner city on a Dutch-style orange bike, cycling through the streets and alleys as your tour guide explains the cultural significance of the sites. Starting at Merdeka Square, you’ll visit the Chow Kit Markets, Kampong Bharu, the Sin Sze Si Ya Temple and Petronas Twin Towers, with a delicious local brunch included.

Private Half-Day Batu Caves and Cultural Tour in Kuala Lumpur

4.7/5 Stars | From $55

Thean Hou Temple KL

This 4-hour private tour with door-to-door transport will see you visit three spectacular religious sites: Batu Caves, Thean Hou Temple, and Masjid Negara—Malaysia’s National Mosque. Walk through a shadowy network of Hindu Shrines, light an incense stick for a Chinese sea goddess, then wander around an enormous mosque surrounded by manicured gardens.

Historical Melaka Tour with Lunch (Shared/Join In Tour)

4.8/5 Stars | From $46

Streets of Melaka

Explore the historical city of Melaka on this full-day tour. Stroll by the Melaka River and discover the city’s beautiful architecture, visit old ruins, and learn the stories behind age-old buildings. With round-trip transfers from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and a delicious Peranakan lunch included, this tour will have you discovering Melaka’s best sights in style.