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Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

About

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a successfully integrates the old and new. Kuala Lumpur attractions include colonial homes dwelling in the shadows of glorious architectural feats such as the Petronas Towers; haute cuisine restaurants sitting side-by-side with local specialties from hawker stalls; and extravagant shopping malls such as Berjaya Times Square competing with authentic street markets. The city, affectionately known as KL, promises to keep visitors entertained with a never-ending string of things to do. Flights to Kuala Lumpur land at Kualua Lumpur International Airport, which was designed with the concept "airport in the forest; forest in the airport" in mind.

When To Go

Kuala Lumpur attracts visitors throughout the year with pleasant weather and festivals. The most popular time to visit is during the summer and end-of-year holidays, when people have vacation and schools are on break. The least popular time to go is in the early spring and fall, when school is back in session and fewer visitors can take long-haul vacations.

high season: December to January, June to August
low season: February to March, September to October
shoulder season: April to May, November

Weather Information

Kuala Lumpur experiences a tropical climate, with year-round high temperatures averaging in the upper 80s and low 90s. Heavy rains are expected throughout much of the year, but June through August are relatively drier months.

Crowd Information

Kuala Lumpur gets busy during the summer high season, but several other festivals throughout the year attract crowds, including the Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix in April, the KL International Tattoo Show in September, and the KL Gourmet Festival in November.

Closure Information

Most hotels, restaurants, and attractions remain open throughout the year.

When to Save

The most expensive times to visit Kuala Lumpur are during the high seasons. The low seasons are the least expensive times to go.

Information provided by Tourism Malaysia