Located within the premier area of the Golden Triangle right in the heart of the city, the Menara KL Tower is the tallest building in the country. Standing atop Bukit Nanas (also called Pineapple Hill), which rises to a height of 94 meters above the sea level, and rising from its ground up to 421meters in height, it towers above every other structure in the city.
In fact, it is the tallest structure in the whole of South East Asia. Around the world, it is also considered as the highest concrete structure and the fourth tallest communication tower. And because it provides a panoramic view of the city from its peak, it continues to attract tourists who want to be able to see the breathtaking view of the city from several hundred meters high.
At its top, there are several exciting options just waiting to be explored. After you’ve had your fill of the picturesque beauty from above, you can enjoy the rest of the day shopping. If you decide to visit in the night when tiny lights from the road and the building illuminate the city, you could also dine in the fast food restaurant above. Or just opt to eat your dinner amidst the changing lights of the city below, while watching the beautiful night sky and Kuala Lumpur’s night skyline. The choice is all yours.
You will also find mini theaters, glistening pools and souvenir shops in the building. Whether you have adult or kids for company, you will surely enjoy a visit to the the Menara KL Tower. Set up a date with your loved one atop the highest building in the country. Or educate your child about the astrology and the stars at night. It’s a must visit attraction, if you’re already in Kuala Lumpur.
Another reason why the tower is a top tourist destination in Kuala Lumpur is its interesting architecture. The Menara KL Tower is a true expression of the country’s spiritual beliefs, culture and Islamic heritage. Mugarnas patterns and designs are seen all throughout the structure. The recurrence of this pattern, specifically in the Tower Shaft design, the Tower Head design and the roof coverings of the Base Buildings, portrays Islam’s unity and harmonious relationships. At the top of the tower, the glass windows are decorated to reflect the design of the Shah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran. The ceiling dome at the lobby from the entrance also illustrates Islam beliefs of the 7 layers of the sky. It was also designed to mean the journey of human in attaining enlightenment. With the rays of the sun coming through the middle, the dome is as unique as it is beautiful. Even the surroundings of the building were preserved and redeveloped to ensure that a certain balance is achieved between the development of the building and the protection of the environment.
Opening Hours: The Menara KL Tower is open from 9:00 A.M. till 10:00 P.M., Mondays through Fridays, and 9:30 A.M. till 10:00 P.M. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.