Menara KL

December 14, 2009 at 8:09 am Leave a comment

Menara KL (more affectionately known as KL Tower) is one of the city’s pride and joy. Built in 1995, KL Tower is used for communication purposes and stands tall at 421 meters high. The structure itself is 335 meters tall and the extra height comes from an antenna which currently makes it the fifth tallest tower in the world. This tower has since been a symbol of Kuala Lumpur and its picture is widely used in many publications to promote tourism in Kuala Lumpur.

Menara KL

Menara KL

There are many things to do at KL Tower besides admiring its height and beauty. Within its compound you will be able to find a pedestrian mall, a number of restaurants, souvenir shops and an observation deck. Oddly enough, there is a certain fast food joint at KL Tower that has its prices slightly higher than all its other outlets (besides the one at KLIA and Genting Highlands). That’s the price one pays for a view. The one and only revolving restaurant in KL is also located atop KL Tower. The breathtaking 360 degree view of KL City from 276 meters above ground level is one that is memorable (and costly too).

Menara KL

Menara KL

If you are just interested in the view and not the food, a trip straight to the observation platform would suffice. Getting up there is a different story altogether. You have the choice of either taking the elevator (we suggest you do) or taking the stairs. Taking the stairs could prove to be quite an experience but it is a challenge that is not for the light hearted. We could save you the trouble of having to count the number of steps by just telling you right now. 2 058 steps in total can be found from the ground to the top. With that in mind, just take the elevator.

Other fun activities are held occasionally at KL Tower. There’s an annual race that sees participants racing to the top using the stairs. There’s also adrenaline pumping events such as BASE Jumping that are held on and off. With so many activities available, there’s something for everyone.

Everyone who visits Kuala Lumpur will definitely be able to spot KL Tower from almost anywhere in the city. Why not take it one step further and visit the site itself for it is a view that is not to be missed.

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