Kuala Lumpur is famous for its magnificent skyline helmed by the iconic Twin Towers and KL Tower. While it is totally Instagram worthy, it is worthwhile to check out these other places so that your friends will totally develop travel envy when they scroll through your Instagram feed.
Putrajaya Pink Mosque
Malaysia has any amount of mosques all over the country but one of its most notable mosque is the Pink Mosque in Putrajaya. It was even listed in Huffington Post’s article about the 50 most incredible mosques around the world.
Prime Minister Office
After photographing the incredible Pink Mosque in Putrajaya, stop at the Prime Minister’s office to take a shot as well. Imposing, grand and designed with a signature dome shaped roof, it is certainly a must-see.
Bestnya Malaysiaku Wall Art in SS2
Driving from KL up to Penang for its famous wall art seems to be tiring as a one-way trip takes approximately 4 hours. Now there’s a place closer to home at SS2 in Petaling Jaya. A total of 9 murals were painted in side lanes around SS2 which depicts Malaysian life and culture. The art was created as part of a competition in March 2014.
Proudly bearing the title of being the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur, this lovely old mosque is definitely one you have to capture, even if you are not a Muslim. The architecture and design is simply eye-catching.
How can you miss out on Instagramming the largest bronze monument in the world? The monument was erected to honour soldiers who had fallen during the fight for freedom in Malaysia. The seven warriors represent the honourable qualities of leadership.
KL Bird Park
Take a break from the urban cityscape with a trip to the Bird Park. Add some wildlife to your collection by taking shots of the 200 over species available in the 21 acre aviary. Get up close and personal with these beautiful birds.
The square was designed by the same architect who designed Masjid Jamek. A truly historical place, this is where Malaysia’s freedom was declared by its first Prime Minister. Around here you can spot various buildings with different architectural styles which will add more interest to your photo.
Sri Mahamariamman Temple
How can you miss out the oldest Hindu Temple in Malaysia? It sports intricate, ornate carvings complete with a 23.5 foot tall statue with other smaller deities surrounding it. It is simply a colourful, jaw-dropping structure.
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
Bored of the same old concrete jungle you see in all cities? Then, get some fresh air at FRIM where people are educated on the importance of preserving the environment. There are many fun-filled activities available and you can easily spend the whole day there. Get some great shots of nature in the forest itself.
Another green lung in a fast paced city, it’s a beautiful place to take a stroll and appreciate nature. The Lake Gardens is huge, providing many opportunities for a photo as you hunt for a perfect spot to have your morning picnic.
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