Literally meaning “muddy river confluence” in Malay, Kuala Lumpur has grown from a small sleepy Chinese tin-mining village to a bustling metropolis of 7 million (city-proper population- 1.8 million) in just 150 years.
A cultural melting pot with some of the world’s cheapest 5-star hotels, great shopping, even better food and some of nature’s wonders in just an hour away, this dynamic city has much to offer for every visitor.
The instant you step off your plane, you’ll realize you aren’t in just any city. Kuala Lumpur boasts a rich history that is gradually giving way to a futuristic metropolis. Gigantic skyscrapers dwarf colonial-era buildings in the downtown, and in the hills there are tranquil temples devoted to the worship of old gods.
All of these buildings are impeccably maintained, allowing you to seemingly venture from one era to the next in the span of a single day.
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