At a staggering 452 meters in height the Petronas
Towers dominate the skyline in Kuala
Lumpur. The Petronas Towers are the worlds "tallest
freestanding" towers in the world housing an assortment
of office buildings, a contemporary concert hall and the
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in the Petronas Malaysia
Philharmonic Hall. The geometric impressions on both towers
are often found in Islamic architecture. Two overlaid
and rotated squares each encompass small, rounded in fillings
adorned on the Petronas Towers. Many architects
describe this special pattern as symbolizing stability,
unity, harmony and rationale which are all important Islamic
principles. Special highlights of the Petronas Towers
include high-speed double deck elevators and an exciting
double deck Sky Bridge.
The Petronas Towers are joined only at the 41st and the 42nd floor where the Sky Bridge is. Walking along the Sky Bridge is one of the main events when on a Malaysia tour of this captivating development. The bridge spans an astonishing 192 feet. There is a tour of the Sky Bridge available at Petronas Malaysia where you can enjoy a panoramic city view below. The tour is a short 10 minutes and leads up to the bridge. The best time to go is early in the morning to beat the long lines that can develop. Tickets are handed out on a first-come-first-served basis and you can choose the tour time when you get tickets. The Sky Bridge is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm from Tuesday through Sunday and is free.
Inside the Petronas Twin Tower Kuala Lumpur merchants
line the first few floors. There are also arcades, and
an assortment of restaurants. There is an interesting
Science Museum you can visit that's great when on
a family-oriented Malaysia
holiday. Kuala Lumpur attractions nearby are easily
visited after a climb to the top of the Petronas Twin
Tower during a Malaysia
vacation. When visiting the Petronas Twin Tower Kuala
Lumpurs city center will surround you with many more beautiful
buildings. Often called a "city within a city"
the area is large and stretches in every direction.
Situated between the Petronas Towers is one of the best shopping destinations in Kuala Lumpur, Suria KLCC, containing a huge array of merchandise to peruse. With six levels to explore a trip here can easily eat up an entire day if you like to shop! The Mandarin Oriental is due south of Suria KLCC and is considered to be the most affluent of Kuala Lumpur hotels. Though many can't afford the high costs to stay, if you really wish to see the elegant interior try one of their restaurants for a five star dining experience.
In the immediate vicinity, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center can also be found. In addition to hosting many international events and trade shows The Aquaria Oceanarium is also inside. This is said to be the biggest aquarium in the world. It features more than 5,000 marine and aquatic animals with exhibits highlighting 150 native and international species. The Batu Cave is a major attraction in the city and not to be missed when in the area.
The KLCC Park is a wonder in itself, a massive green space in the middle of a huge and bustling city, much like Lumphini Park in Thailand. Don't miss it after visiting Petronas Malaysia. The park is an attraction for the many things to do among the beautifully landscaped areas. With breathtaking views of Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur shines in all her glory. Relaxing rest areas, a child's pool, jogging track, Symphony Lake Fountains and more can all be found on the grounds. Many locals frequent the area during lunch time and visitors from all over the world walk the grounds admiring the beautiful pairing of nature with man's creation.
Sprawling over 50-acres, the tropical gardens and lush foliage offer a haven of serenity and a respite from the dynamic and ever-busy inner city.