Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia's global gargantuan. It's a prime example of modern sprawl – but mainly the plus sides. KL, as locals know it, is noted for an abundance of excellent amenities at economical prices. This information-age city mixes traditional mosques and Malay pride with commercial wonders and a boundary-pushing digital economy, making it no doubt one of Asia's most intriguing places.
No vacation in Kuala Lumpur is complete without a trip to the city's downtown and old town, but in this case, they're not one in the same. Because of the Malaysian capital's signature sprawl, car rentals in Kuala Lumpur are recommended for those interested in Kuala Lumpur vacation packages. Avid museum goers and art enthusiasts shouldn't miss the National Museum, Islamic Arts Museum, and Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery. Head to the top of KL Tower for an unbeatable view of the city from one of its most celebrated skyscrapers.
There are a number of annual events that made Kuala Lumpur an even more vibrant and lively place at certain times of the year. Don't miss the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Festival, and music lovers should be sure to catch the KL International Jazz Fest. Those looking for insights into the area's religion and culture should vacation in Kuala Lumpur during the Ghost Festival in August or Wesak Day on the first full moon in May, where the latter is characterized by incense, flowers, and chanting. The Colors of Malaysia festival also showcases the country's culture, crafts, and arts in May and Floria, the Night Floral Parade, brings the best of Malaysian horticulture to bloom each June or July.
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