"This gleaming tower is visiable from all Kuala Lampur are~viewing deck is, at 276 meters, at least 100 meters higher than the Petronas Twin Towers’ Skybridge; the view is marvellous during the day~ at night when you can see the entire sparkling city centre~ at night dazzling colors sparkling can be seen all around~I sugest to visit close to closing time not many people."
The KL Tower is a 421m high
telecommunications and broadcasting tower which actually appears to be taller
than the Petronas Towers, because it is built on a hill. Amidst the city of
Kuala Lumpur stands the Menara Kuala Lumpur at 515m above sea level. It's a joke, and everybody knows, that the
Petronas Towers are the highest buildings in Kuala Lumpur.
It also claims to house the highest McDonald's in the World. This tower has an observation deck, where you finally can manage to get a bird's eye view of the city. Menara Kuala Lumpur ranks fourth amongst the tallest telecommunications towers
in the world and was constructed over a period of four years and completed in May 1996. Menara Kuala Lumpur is designed to withstand wind pressures of up to 90mph.
Menara Kuala Lumpur
(officially) stands majestically atop Bukit Nanas (Pineapple Hill) at 421 meters and 94 meters above sea level, is one of the first and perhaps most enduring images a visitor to KL will encounter.
When you're taking a taxi to go to the KL-Tower, it's better that he drops you off up the hill at the entrance. There's also a "free shuttle service".
Please, report this at the gate down the hill (look at the photo)
When you want to walk up the hill, you'll see green surrounding of the Bukit Nanas Forest – the only oldest
gazetted forest reserve in the Kuala Lumpur. Age-old trees, flora and fauna indigenous to tropical climates. As a tourist I would
advise you to go up the hiil with the "shuttle service" or taxi and to walk down the on your way back! When you're down the hill go right and then left and take a nice cold
coffee at the Starbuck Coffee. You need that.
The KL-Tower's architecture reflects the country's Islamic heritage with the construction detailing Arabic Scripts, Islamic tiles, classic Islamic floral and abstract motifs and soothing colour combinations.
The main public area and entrance is at the upper ground level. At this level there are 9 shops, a fast food restaurant, a mini-theatre , which shows a documentary on the construction of the tower (every 15 minutes) and an open-air amphitheatre (222 seats).
There are also public toilets.
Before going to the "Observation Deck", you'll have to buy a ticket.
After that you'll proceed to the fast speed elevator, which will bring you very to the "observation deck"
Downstairs are also several souvenir shops, but it's better to wait till you're back again.
At the 'observation deck" someone will ask you, in what kind of language you want to hear about Kuala Lumpur.
Then you'll get a tape recorder and a head set, which will guide you on your tour along the "observation deck". You'll see a yellow flag on the photo with the number "4".
There you'll listen to the explanation about your view (number 4). For example: "the green building on your right is the
Selangor Club" You can make that tour in your own time. When you want to have a closer look, well, then you stop the tape recorder. This way you can see all the
of Kuala Lumpur.
In the picture of the "Observation Deck" you can clearly see a yellow flag with the number 4 and headphones.
Here you must turn on the headset again. You do not have to do anything in the speed of the tape.
You determine your own pace. The view is fantastic. You'll have a much better view than at the famous Petronas Towers, because you're much higher now.
You can see clearly now the Genting Highlands, the Klang Valley and other
buildings of Kuala Lumpur.
The highest part of the KL Tower is the Sky Deck. Also the most expensive. Here you can walk outside and admire Kuala Lumpur outdoors at an altitude of 300 meters.
The whole is surrounded by a large glass wall, which serves as a large fence. A highlight is here, except the view, the Sky Box.
Here you walk yourself in a box with a glass bottom. Kuala Lumpur is really at your feet. It is a surrealistic sensation and experience.
The prices of the KL Tower have also become "Sky High" in recent years. Below are the prices.
There's also a restaurant, called:
Berputar Seri Angkasa
It's a revolving restaurant (capacity = 250) and it's located at Level Two of the Tower Head (above the "observation deck"). It serves delicious international and local food 'above the clouds'.
At a height of 282 meters above ground level, you can enjoy a revolving dinner.
The restaurant is open daily from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm for lunch and 7.00
pm to 11.00 pm for dinner. A la carte menus are available for lunch and dinner.
Please make a reservation!