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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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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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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Zain

loved every moment of it

01.09.2017  
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MC

Nice view to take a picture. If you have time you should go up the sky bridge.

24.08.2017  
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Atif

It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment and jointing long queues. It's a must visit in #KL

24.07.2017  
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Ahlam

Coool sdddddd

25.06.2017  
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Khris

jaw dropping view

12.06.2017  
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Stacy

Take a quick Uber to here, snap a few pictures, and then take an Uber out.

31.05.2017  
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Alisa

Very short time of visit - I want more !

01.05.2017  
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Ilya

The guided tour to the bridge and the 88th level observation deck is worth every MYR-u'll get 10 minutes on the bridge and 20-30 minutes at the top. Try booking for dusk time, it's the best one.

19.04.2017  
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Neda

I lived in Malaysia for 7 years. Twin towers was my favorite pub❤️❤️❤️

04.04.2017  
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Julimar

A tourist in KL should visit this tower! Take pictures during the day and also at night cause the lights are just friggin awesome! Plus, theres a mall underneath where you could dine and shop :)

14.03.2017  
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Lindsey

The admission price to go to the top is definitely worth it at any time of day. Buy a timed ticket online in advance to avoid disappointment (one day ahead is sufficient).

05.03.2017  
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David

Pretty normal high end mall, but make sure to step outside and get a nice look at the towers.

25.02.2017  
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23.02.2017  
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Evgeny

Iconic malaysian attraction.

19.02.2017  
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Atif

Loved it. The tour up the middle bridge and highest floor was fantastic. Definitely worth it

10.02.2017  
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30.01.2017  
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