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Enjoy Kuala Lumpur on a Budget

A true cultural melting pot, Kuala Lumpur is a booming metropolis in a country with a fascinating history that caters to all budget sizes. Travelers visiting this beautiful city on a shoestring are well catered for—just by wandering around the busy streets, you will stumble across the Malay capital’s colorful culture and history. From its famous high-rise buildings and ancient buildings, to its many cheap delicious eateries and markets, Kuala Lumpur really does have something for everyone.

Things to see in Kuala Lumpur

The twin skyscrapers of the Petronas Towers are possibly Kuala Lumpur’s most widely recognized landmark today. For a fee you can head up to the viewing platform, but you can also snap some stunning photos of the towers while keeping your feet firmly on the ground. For a taste of Kuala Lumpur’s heritage, head 8 miles north of the city to the Batu Caves. This series of caves within a craggy limestone hill is one of the most important Hindu shrines outside of India, dedicated to Lord Murugan—the Hindu god of war. Take a stroll around KLCC Park in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and you’ll come across scenic lakes, manicured gardens, and children’s playgrounds. Offering a welcome touch of greenery in the city, the park opened in 1998. Malaysia is predominantly a Muslim country, and the historic Jamek Mosque is an excellent example of early 20th century Moorish architecture.

Cheap hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Budget accommodation in Kuala Lumpur is widely available. Travelers can find dormitory beds in a wide range of hostels throughout the city—most hostels in Kuala Lumpur offer all the latest mod cons and comforts, such as free WiFi and breakfast. The cheap hotels in Kuala Lumpur focus on guest comfort, as they all offer air-conditioned rooms. Getting around the city shouldn’t be a problem as most of the budget hotels in Kuala Lumpur are conveniently located near bus stops and train stations. Staff at the low-cost hotels in Kuala Lumpur usually speak English well and exhibit typical Malay friendliness and hospitality.

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman is a new, up-and-coming neighborhood which is where you’ll find a large number of budget hotels and guesthouses. Another great place to find cheap hotels in Kuala Lumpur is Bukit Bintant. A popular choice with tourists, this neighborhood is where you’ll find the majority of the city’s malls and restaurants. It’s also just a short drive or bus ride to the city’s popular China Town. To experience a taste of India, stay in Brickfields. This colorful district has a high number of sari shops and restaurants serving typical Indian food, often with a Malay twist.

How to get to Kuala Lumpur

Most visitors who travel to Kuala Lumpur fly into Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The KLIA Ekspres train only takes 28 minutes to get from the airport into the heart of the city, and during peak times this train line runs every 15 minutes. There are also a number of buses which transfer between the airport and city—the Airport Coach runs every 30 minutes, while the Star Shuttle connects to various hotel transfer services. Getting around Kuala Lumpur is easy—there are regular buses linking up the city’s various districts, or you can ride the train or enjoy walking through the busy streets as you soak up the atmosphere.

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