A great masterpiece of modern Malaysian architecture is the KL Tower — Kuala Lumpur’s most recognisable structures at a height of 421 meters.

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While controversial, we find that the KL Tower observation deck has better views than the Twin Towers because of its hilltop location. Aside from its main feature, the observation deck, it also has a number of side attractions. The 6D theater is recognised for its unique sensory experience, the Blue Coral Aquarium houses variety of marine species, while the rotating restaurant and F1 Simulator Zone features simple computer arcade activities, while allowing visitors to enjoy scrumptious snacks with a view.

Here are the nine attractions you have to try out when you’re visiting the KL Tower.

1. KL Forest Eco-Park

Despite the park being one of Malaysia’s oldest permanent forest reserves, the stunning 200-meter canopy walk at KL Forest Eco Park.

It is one of Kuala Lumpur’s newest attractions, offering visitors a wonderful aerial view of the treetops and the city beyond. Originally known as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the last remaining tropical rainforest inside the KL city boundaries is located in this park.

Entry fees: RM 12 (adult), RM 4 (child)

2. Blue Coral Aquarium

With the KL Tower tickets, visit the Blue Coral Aquarium with your family and friends. Discover numerous fish species there with an informed guide. Be mesmerised by strange fishes like young white tip reef sharks, Skunk clownfish, Percula clownfish, and more as you discover thousands of distinct marine species that live in an aquarium modeled after a rainforest.

Entry fees: RM 18 (tourist), RM 15 (Malaysians)

3. Upside Down House

Upside Down House is newest attraction at KL Tower.

Its concept will change how you view modern architecture. This two-story house is practically built upside down. The roof becomes your floor, while furniture hangs above your head.

Entry fees: RM 25 (adult), RM 18 (child)

4. Mini Zoo

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This attraction is ideal for both adults and children. Despite its relatively smaller size, it houses breathtaking exotic animals, including giant pythons, which you can wrap around your neck and snap pictures with. There are also a variety of parrots, adorable rabbits, and llamas, so stop by for some fluffy magic.

Entry fees: RM 33 (adult), RM 27 (child)

5. Sky Deck

The KL Tower’s Sky Platform, an open-air deck 300 meters above the surface of the planet, is without a doubt its finest achievement.

This location offers a 360-degree skyline perspective of Kuala Lumpur, giving you an unobstructed view of the city that will leave you in awe of its splendor. It’s perfect for any type of photoshoot and is totally Instagrammable. However, access is prohibited during lightning warnings.

Entry fees: Adult: RM 93 (tourist), RM 61 (Malaysians); child: RM 51 (tourist), RM 34 (Malaysians)

Note: Entry to Sky Box is included

6. Sky Box

If you want an adrenaline rush, you can take it to the next level by visiting Sky Box.

It is an added treat on the Sky Deck and a strange experience. Both magnificent and slightly disturbing describe The Sky Box. These boxes, which are actually large glass boxes with protruding glass so you can view what’s below you, are two in number and are located on the deck. You are urged to give it a try because it is risk-free.

Entry fees: Adult: RM 93 (tourist), RM 61 (Malaysians); child: RM 51(tourist), RM 34 (Malaysians)

7. Observation Deck

If you’re afraid of heights or simply prefer the indoors, the Observation Deck will be a more appropriate attraction that the Sky Deck. Its elevation of 276 meters offers a unique view that is worthwhile for a photoshoot.

Entry fees: Adult: RM 48 (tourist), RM 26 (Malaysians); child: RM 30 (tourist), RM 16 (Malaysians)

8. Jelutong Tree

Don’t forget to take advantage of the outdoors during your visit by marveling at the 100-year-old mammoth.

The gigantic Jelutong tree, also known by its botanical name Dyera Costulata. is located to the left of the entrance. This species is solely native to Southeast Asia and is a member of the Apocynaceae family.

Fun fact: to avoid ruining this beauty which existed before the construction of the KL Tower, various modifications to its blueprints were made.

Entry fee: No Fee

9. Tower Facade Lighting

One of the most stunning things you will see while visiting the KL Tower is the illumination on the tower facade. From a distance of 10 kilometers away, the lights may be seen reaching all the way to the summit of the tower. The tower occasionally changes its lighting to demonstrate its support for the events occurring throughout the world.

Entry Fee:  No Fee

Location: No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off, Jalan P Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Opening hours: 9am-11pm

*Photo credits: Shutterstock (unless stated otherwise)

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