Anyone looking for a beautiful holiday destination in South East Asia should visit Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Located on the west side of the country, the Malaysian capital city has many fun things for visitors to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, condos and B&Bs.
There are some very scenic parks in and around the city for holidaymakers to go hiking, jogging or cycling. Kuala Lumpur has a few golf clubs including nine-hole courses at Kelab Darul Ehsan and Titiwangsa Golf Club. Holidaymakers can also enjoy games of ten pin bowling, badminton, billiards, pool and snooker here too.
The nearest beaches are just a short drive away where visitors can sunbathe and take a swim in the sea. Various watersports can be tried on the coast especially scuba diving, kayaking, boating, sailing, jet-skiing and fishing. Visitors can stop at one of the numerous spas in the city, where they can enjoy relaxing massages and other treatments.
Numerous restaurants, bars and cafes are located in the region offering local fare as well as some international influenced eateries. The city has a large choice of shops with some large malls where visitors can buy well known brands as well as locally produced souvenirs. Self catering holidaymakers may also like to visit the traditional markets, where they can purchase foodstuffs and local produces.
Kuala Lumpur has many fascinating and beautiful places to visit including parks and gardens. The Perdana Lake Gardens has a butterfly park, deer park, orchid garden and hibiscus garden as well as the largest bird park in Southeast Asia. The city has a fascinating mix of old and new architecture. There are religious buildings here such as the Guandi Temple, the Chan Che Shu Yuen Temple and the Buddhist Maha Vihar. Tourists cannot help but notice the huge Petronas Towers, which stand at 452 metres high and are the tallest twin buildings in the world. There are several museums and galleries in Kuala Lumpur such as the Memorial Library Gallery, the National Gallery and the National History Museum. To get a good view of the city tourists can mount the Menara KL Observation Deck
Kuala Lumpur has a hot, tropical climate with heavy rain storms occurring throughout the year, mainly in the early evenings. The temperature is consistent throughout the year with average highs around 32 degrees centigrade and lows of about 23 degrees. The wettest month is usually April with an average 292mm of rainfall. July is generally the driest month with an average 99mm of rainfall.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is approximately 30 miles from the city and has flights from many international airports. These include Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Frankfurt (FRA), Istanbul-Ataturk (IST), London-Heathrow (LHW), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) and Tokyo-Narita (NRT) amongst others. There are several car rental firms located at the airport as well as taxi services.