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Introducing Kuala Lumpur

The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a quintessential Asian city. Boasting Mughal architecture, the vibrant city skyline has sky-high buildings and beautiful structures. It is home to rich green parks, clamoring markets, and swanky shopping centers. The city's flourishing Malay, Chinese and Indian people group add to the appeal, giving Kuala Lumpur an unmistakable and dynamic culture, which incorporates mouth-watering cooking and enthusiastic celebrations. 

The city's most famous milestone is the Petronas Twin Towers, the world's tallest twin towers. For shopaholics and foodies, a visit to the shopping and excitement region of Bukit Bintang is an absolute necessity, where you can discover nearby road nourishment just as up market shopping centers and eateries. Nature fans can visit Aquaria KLCC and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. To get a look inside the religious assorted variety of Malaysia, you can visit a few mosques and sanctuaries, for example, Masjid Negara, Thean Hou Temple, Jamek Mosque and some more.

 

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Best Time to Visit

The best season to visit Kuala Lumpur is from May to July. The city encounters surges and warmth waves the greater part of the year. From May to July, the climate is somewhat dry, with clear skies and means temperature of around 28 °C. 
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History & Culture

Kuala Lumpur was at first a little settlement with a couple of houses, at the juncture of streams Sungai Gombak and Sungai Klang. It was set up as a town in 1857 by Raja Abdullah Raja Jaafar, the Malay Chief of Klang. The Sumatrans Abdullah Hukum and Sutan Puasa were accepted to have landed in Kuala Lumpur in 1850. Yap Ah Loy landed in 1862 and was picked the third Chinese Kapitan of Kuala Lumpur. The Minangkabaus of Sumatra were involved in the trade business and Utsman Abdullah was a powerful businessperson. Another compelling individual engaged with the early improvement of city focal Kampung Baru, was Haji Taib, one of the wealthiest individuals around then. In 1896, Kuala Lumpur was chosen as the capital of the Federated Malay States. Amid the World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army caught Kuala Lumpur on 11 January 1942 and possessed the city until 15 August 1945. Seishirō Itagaki, the Japanese president of Singapore and Malaysia, surrendered to the British after the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In 1957, the Federation of Malaya got freedom from the British. After the development of Malaysia on 16 September 1963, Kuala Lumpur was picked as the capital. From being a modest mining town in the nineteenth century to the blasting city that it is today, Kuala Lumpur has made some amazing progress. 

Kuala Lumpur is the social center point of Malaysia. National Museum is an extraordinary place to get a knowledge into the nation's way of life. Islamic Arts Museum houses a great many antiques and craftsmanship books identified with Islam, from all over Asia and Middle East. The real performing expressions setting is the Petronas Philharmonic Hall, which has different exhibitions by a few gatherings, including the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Another such scene is the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center. The National Art Gallery of Malaysia is a choice exhibition that grandstands conventional Malay, just as contemporary current craftsmanship. The city has a few occasions and fests, for example, Malaysia International Gourmet Festival and Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, drawing in capable experts from everywhere throughout the world. Religious and ethnic celebrations incorporate the Thaipusam parade at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Chinese New Year, Ramadan and some more.

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Geography

Kuala Lumpur is situated in South-East Asia. It lies in the gigantic Klang Valley. The valley is limited by the Titiwangsa Mountains toward the east, minor reaches toward the north and the south and the Strait of Malacca toward the west. Its area on the western shoreline of Peninsular Malaysia has added to its generally quicker rate of advancement contrasted with different urban areas. Kuala Lumpur covers a territory of 243 sq. km (94 sq. mi) and has a normal rise of 81.95 m (268.9 ft.) above ocean level.
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