Petronas Twin Towers

Soaring over the capital’s heart, the Petronas Twin Towers are far and away Kuala Lumpur’s most famous and best visited attraction sights. These two enormous skyscrapers, visually reminiscent of huge ears of corn, were built in the year 1998 and immediately acquired the status of the capital’s trademark and Malaysia’s symbol. The 452-meter-high, 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers are among the highest buildings in the world, and can be clearly seen from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. In addition to their imposing size, the towers feature original architecture and offer mind-boggling views over the city, which guests can enjoy from the observation decks on the tower.

As the final stage of the construction process loomed nearer, the Petronas skyscrapers were somewhat lower than 443-meter-high Chicago Sears Tower, which was the highest building in the world at that time. The annoying difference in height forced the designers of Kuala Lumpur's skyscrapers resort to some rather desperate measures in their engineering: they topped buildings’ roofs with a pair of 74-meter-high spires, the added height from which put the Petronas Towers into first place, making them officially the world’s highest buildings. It wouldn't last: several years later, the Malay skyscrapers conceded their status to the Chinese Taipei's 101 Tower, which in turn was ousted by Burj Dubai.

The Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers are a magnificently beautiful as they are enormously tall. The Malaysian prime-minister actively participated in the development of the building, and it was he who pushed for the inclusion of Islamic design elements at the Petronas Towers. Each building is shaped as eight-pointed star – one of the Muslim faith’s major symbols. It represents the important Islamic principle of integrity, interwoven with unity, harmony, stability and rationalization.

The Twin Towers’ 41st and 42d floors are linked by the closed, two-level, glass Sky Bridge, which is suspended at the height of 170 meters. It serves as an observation deck, revealing breathtaking panoramas over Kuala Lumpur. It addition to the Sky Bridge, guests can also admire amazing views of the capital from another observation deck, which is situated on the skyscraper’s 86th floor.

The towers are occupied predominantly by the offices of Petronas, an Oil Company, and of other large Malaysian enterprises. The building’s base levels feature a multi-level trade and entertainment center, with multitude of shops, boutiques, and food-courts. In addition, it has exhibition and conference halls, an art gallery, and the concert hall Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, where the Malay symphonic orchestra performs.

The Petronas Twin Towers look the most spectacular in the evening. Thanks to its original lighting, the huge buildings look like rockets, ready to launch, a trait that makes them even more splendid, elegant, and attractive.

The city Central Park - with exotic plants, picturesque pedestrian areas, interesting sculptures and the unique fountain complex ‘Lake Symphony’ - is located at the foot of the skyscrapers. Meanwhile, exciting rides and a small swimming pool can give the children something to do.

Important! Demand to visit the Petronas observation decks is high, and the number of tickets sold per day is limited. It is advisable to buy tickets in advance, when planning your visit. The towers’ ticket offices open at 8:30 a.m.

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Andrea

Buy the fish eye sold by the guys outside to take great pics

30.03.2018  
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Daniel

A place you should see, when you’re visiting Kuala Lumpur. Go there at night, before 9pm.

09.03.2018  
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Haitham

Like it, huge to spend time their

21.02.2018  
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Dody

Twin Tower - KL

20.02.2018  
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Luqman

Nice view to see when sunset and beautiful view by night

28.01.2018  
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Aleksandr

There is an awesome park nearby. The light show starts at 21 00.

08.01.2018  
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Gregory

Nothing super special. Views are ok. You have to reserve a ticket a day in advance if you want to go up. You get to check out the bridge and go too (86th floor)

03.01.2018  
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Tawseef

Book tickets ahead online to avoid missing out.

29.12.2017  
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King

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19.12.2017  
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King

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19.12.2017  
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Ferdimar

It was incredible!

02.12.2017  
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Kate

Побывав здесь впервые, была поражена. Очень крутое место;) Внутри можно шопиться два дня, слишком много магазинов и всего интересного

14.11.2017  
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LiLi

So everyone knows !! Famous Petronas

11.11.2017  
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Andrew

Book in advance, they work with timeslots. KL tower is higher and gives a nice view of petronas towers. choose or do both :)

10.11.2017  
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5

Nếu muốn chụp rõ cả toà tháp đôi bằng ống kính trước(selfie) thì bạn phải đặt đt xuống,căn chỉnh rồi dùng chân bấm.Rất đẹp và rõ

28.09.2017  
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Hadi

what a wonderful trip to petrosains

19.09.2017  
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MK

Night view, it is so beautiful

17.09.2017  
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Akku

98年に建設中のとき、韓国企業施工のタワー2が0.1°傾いているという都市伝説が流れてた。

17.09.2017  
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MK

I visited many high rise building in the world, KLCC's impact is very big....becsuse highest twin tower....building design.... i dont remember how many times came here, beautiful....

16.09.2017  
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Fariqh

An iconic structure. Proud of Malaysian!

14.09.2017  
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