17 Oct Free Attractions In Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the busiest city centre in Malaysia, where most people would associate it as a vicinity filled with shopping centres. However, Kuala Lumpur is not just a place to shop. In actual fact, there are plentiful of landmarks in Malaysia that exhibit on its remarkable history and breath-taking nature that are worth exploring, and it’s free. Let’s see the free attractions In Kuala Lumpur!
Royal Selangor is founded in 1885 during the Malaysian colonial era. Today, the well-known pewter company has grown internationally with more than 100 years of history.
Their visitor centre located in Setapak provides free guided tour walking through the exhibits learning the history and incredible development of pewter.
Moreover, there are exciting handy craft workshops available, offering a memorable pewter smithing experience. Souvenirs and gifts are available for purchase at their gift shop.
Operation Time: 9AM to 5PM
The National Art Gallery
The National Art Gallery was established in 1958, permanently located along Jalan Temerloh since 1998 with its unique facade inspired by the traditional Malay design.
The gallery showcases more than 2,500 pieces of masterpiece inclusive of contemporary artwork such as drawings, sculptures and photographs by Malaysian artists. Hence, it is a great tourism place to visit in Malaysia to learn about its culture.
Besides, there are also various Asian and international art exhibitions being held at the gallery occasionally. Find out more at the official website to know about the theme of the exhibition held for the month. In addition, there is a souvenir shop and café in the vicinity.
Open Daily: 10AM to 6PM (Except Public Holidays)
Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan
A number of mosques are constructed in Malaysia, however, Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan is one of the most modern structures.
The exterior and interior design of the mosque is inspired and incorporated with the different combination of unique Turkish, Indian, Moroccan, Iranian and Malaysian infrastructures.
Moreover, the walls of the mosque are engraved with Arabic-style carvings and scripts. The mosque was opened to the public since the year 2000. The build-up of the mosque covers a total area of 47,000 square meters, that can accommodate up to 17,000 worshippers.
Lastly, free guides are available walking through the history of the mosque, architectural styles and a brief summary of the Islamic history and culture.
Open Daily: 10AM to 6PM (Except Eid al-Fitr and Haji Festival)
KL Forest Eco Park
is located right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, next to one of Malaysia’s most popular landmark, the Kuala Lumpur Tower. This is one of the oldest Forest Reserve in Malaysia founded back in 1906.
Most importantly, this forest is the only tropical rainforest in the city centre. The entrance is at Jalan Raja Chulan, starting with the exhibition centre that illustrates the beauty of the forest, then walking into the beautiful nature.
Besides, the most outstanding attraction in the forest is its Canopy Walk, which is about 200 meters in height with bridge towers along the trails between 300 to 500 meters in length. Each and every bridge tower gives a spectacular view of Kuala Lumpur.
Moreover, information boards with QR code are provided along the walk to provide knowledge about the various plants in the forest. Last but not least, the journey of the whole forest walk will lead you to the entrance of the Kuala Lumpur Tower.
Open Daily: 7AM to 6PM (Including Weekends and Public Holidays)