Located on the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, Kuala Lumpur is the largest and capital city of Malaysia and is set on the convergence of the Klang and Gombek Rivers. Increasing in popularity as a holiday destination, stopovers in Kuala Lumpur are also a common occurrence for travellers visiting other parts of Malaysia and Southeast Asia. With so much to see and do, it doesn't matter whether you're here for a whole day or just a couple of hours, you can still experience the city's amazing shopping, architecture, culture and attractions during your Kuala Lumpur stopover.
There are a number of accommodation options located conveniently close to Kuala Lumpur Airport and are ideal for a brief stopover in Kuala Lumpur. Located within walking distance of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sama-Sama Hotel offers a deluxe range of accommodation and onsite facilities that offer a good night's rest and a great way to kill some time. Conveniently located within just 3 minutes of the airport terminal, Concorde Inn Kuala Lumpur International Airport features a comfortable range of accommodation options as well as a full range of onsite facilities, including an expansive resort pool ideal for cooling off and feeling refreshed.
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There are plenty of Kuala Lumpur's most popular attractions located close to the airport and thanks to an excellent range of public transport and hop-on, hop-off tour buses you can see some of the city's most popular sights in just two hours. Shopping is also a great way to kill some time and there are a number of excellent shopping malls in and around the city centre including Pavilion KL, Lot10, Fahrenheit88 and Starhill Gallery. Chinatown is also a popular shopping and dining destination with Midvalley The Gardens another shopping hotspot on the outskirts of the city. The Royal Palace (Istana Negara) is a renowned cultural attraction set just outside the city centre and Merdeka Square is another popular attractions near Chinatown, home to the Sultan Abdul Samad building. You can also visit the Lake Gardens, botanic gardens, butterfly garden and KL Bird Park however no trip to Kuala Lumpur, however short, is complete without a visit to the famous Petronas Twin Towers and Menara KL Tower. Boasting fantastic views, these towers are a popular sightseeing attraction and also offer access to the skybridge.
If you wish to stay longer in Kuala Lumpur, speak to your travel consultant about extending the stop over leg of your journey.