Kuala Lumpur Tower (KL Tower, Menara Kuala Lumpur) is the iconic architecture feature in every postcard and printed materials about Kuala Lumpur. It was completed on 1 March 1995 as the telecommunication tower and subsequently evolved to become one of the must-visit places for tourists.
KL Towers rise above all the skyscrapers with 421 meters. Today, it is still the tallest telecommunications tower in Asia, and seventh in the world
Entrances to KL Tower
Since KL Tower is located within the KL Forest Eco Park, there a few entrances you can choose.
- The main entrance of KL Tower is the most popular choice, which you can drive and park in its parking area.
- The second entrance is from Jalan Bukit Nenas after you walk pass The Cathedral of St. John and St. John Institution. The downside is, there are no parking lots nearby and quite a distance from the train and bus station.
- Another entrance is near the junction of Jalan Ampang and Jalan Sultan Ismail. This entrance is the easiest way to get to KL Tower if you are using the MRT, as the Bukit Nenas station is at the junction. The entrance to the KL Eco Park is about one hundred meters after turning into Jalan Ampang.
The Jalan Ampang option is not the direct access to KL Tower, as you have to walk through the trails through the park to reach the KL Tower (about 20 minutes). However, it is perfect for anyone who likes nature and plans to visit the park during the same trip.
The Sky Deck
The Sky Deck is located at the roof level, which is the main attraction of KL Tower. It is at 300 meters above ground level, with no rooftop and obstruction.
The best time to visit KL Tower is in the evening. You can enjoy the panoramic scenery of Kuala Lumpur, have dinner at the Atmosphere 360 revolving restaurant and taking some incredible night view of the city. Make sure to bring along the tripod to take photos of the brightly lit skyline.
Over here, you can get the best view of the Petronas Twin Tower.
There was a little hazy at the time I visited the Sky Deck, but still, manage to get some extraordinary view of the KL skyline.
The unique glass box experience
You will be given a ticket when you take the lift to Sky Deck. Since there are only two glass boxes, you are allowed to be in the box for a limited time when your ticket number is called.
There are two glass boxes at the Sky Deck. The glass boxes are protruded out from the edge of the tower. You know that it is safe, but your eyes trick you. Take a deep breath before you step forward. Are you mad?
The observation deck is located below the Skydeck, which is enclosed with large glass panels. It is 276 meters above ground level, and still one of the best places to enjoy the stunning and thrilling view of the bustling city.
Note: Since the glass is slightly tinted, plus the reflection of the light inside the observation deck, you will not get a clear view, especially at night. Go up to the Sky Deck to get the incredible view.
KL Forest Eco Park
KL Forest Eco Park (formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve), is a micro-sized rain forest in the heart of the city. It’s perhaps the tiniest forest reserve in Malaysia.
It is a real rain forest, the remnant of the forest once covered this part of Klang Valley. In contrary, Gasing Hill forest, which is located at the border of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya is a secondary forest.
There are several trails in this tiny jungle, which takes you less than half an hour to walk from one end to the other.
Entrance is free, and you walk through the jungle to reach the KL Tower.
There is a 200-meter canopy walk. It was under refurbishment when I was there. I will come back to add some images in the future.
Upside Down House
The upside-down house is located at halfway between the KL Tower and the Eco Park. It is a fun place for kids and an ideal spot for eye-catching photos for Instagram.
There are a few rooms inside the house. They are all ideal for taking photos with outrageous action.
Blue Coral Aquarium
This small aquarium is situated on the ground floor of the Tower. It is not the main attraction, and you will not miss much if you do not have time to visit this place.
The entrance fee is inclusive in the KL Tower ticket (the comprehensive package). Do not purchase the ticket individually as it is more costly.
There is a mini Zoo situated on the left of the entrance of KL Tower. There is not much to see, according to the officer at the ticket counter. So I have decided to give it a pass. The all-inclusive package includes the admission fee of the Mini Zoo.
Address: No. 2 Jalan Punchak, Off, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.1530442, 101.7038086
Tel: +603 2020 5444
Fax: +603 2098 7001
Opening hours: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm daily, including school & public holidays
Last admission: 1 hour before closing.
Nearest MRT station: Bukit Nenas MRT station
Nearest bus stand: KL17 Menara KL (Selatan)