One of the icons of Malaysia are the magnificent Petronas Towers in the center of Kuala Lumpur. At a height of 1,483 ft (452 m), they are currently the tallest twin towers in the world. Standing at the base almost makes them seem unreal.
Touring Inside the Towers
I enjoyed the view of the towers the most at night (obviously), but took a tour and went up in them during the day. The tour started by going up to the Skybridge at about 558 ft (170 m). The bridge connects the 2 towers between the 41st and 42nd floors. While there are actually 88 floors, the 86th floor is as high as you can go and where the Observation Deck is. The 2 upper floors are for maintenance, antennas, etc. You can really see how hazy the city is when you’re all the way up there. I’d only recommend doing the tour on a pretty clear day so you can see further.
Night Time at the Towers
Night time is the best time to go and see the Petronas Towers. I honestly couldn’t take enough pictures of them at night, so here are a few of my favorites.
Have you visited the Petronas Towers? If so, what did you think? If not, they are definitely a site to see in Kuala Lumpur.
Disclosure: This trip and the tour were sponsored by Tourism Malaysia. However, as always, all opinions are my own.
Did you get a chance to see the KL Towers? The view from there of the Petronas is also quite magnificent.
I saw the KL Towers, but didn’t go up. Next time!
Great pics! KL is definitely one of my favourite cities in SE Asia. There is a skybar on the other side of the city which gives you a great view of the towers. Bit expensive for drinks though.
I tried to go to one of the skybars, but even though I was by myself, they said it was bottle service only. As I wasn’t about to buy a bottle just for myself, I didn’t get to partake in the views.
Based on your photos, I have to agree with you that the towers look even more impressive at night.
Great nighttime shots of the Petronas… I remember taking a few when I visited back in 2011, but none nearly as good as these 😀
My trip to Petronas turned out to be quite an adventure. I had a short layover at midnight on the way to Penang and ventured out alone to see the towers. I told the cabbie to take me to Petronas. Instead, he took me to a petrol station called Petronas. Maybe I’ll get to visit the real one next time.