KL Tower

Kuala Lumpur is home to some excellent modern architecture. The city center houses both the Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower. Both invite tourists to the top to get a view of the city that even the birds will envy. Unfortunately, with our time and budget restrictions, we could afford to do either one or the other, but not both. How could we possibly choose?!

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Petronas Twin Towers vs KL Tower

The Petronas Twin Towers are the symbol of the city. Currently, they rank together as the 15th tallest buildings in the world and host a double-decker bridge on the 41st floor! The price for tickets is 85RM, which is around $20.

Man and woman standing outside of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur's city center.

KL Tower is the 7th tallest free-standing structure in the world and costs a significantly more expensive 105RM. However, it does have a nice view of the Petronas Towers, an open air observation deck, and fun photo op called the Skybox.

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Decision time

So, do we go up the cheaper, more beautiful, and taller building? Or, do we pick the one with an amazing view of the more beautiful and taller building? The question made me think of an episode of “An Idiot Abroad” that Josh and I really liked:

In the end, we listened to Karl’s infinite wisdom. We paid a little extra to visit the KL Tower so that we could have the best view of the Petronas Twin Towers… and so I could get my picture in the Skybox.

The Top of KL Tower


Once again, Josh was a good sport and went out of his way to get the pictures I had been pestering him about all day. Admittedly, nearly all of the photos are unusable due to his hands shaking, but I appreciated the effort. He even took a couple of scared steps into the sky box.

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The poor fella kept squirming. I couldn’t get a single non-blurry shot.

I’m really happy we ended up at KL Tower. The view of the city was amazing, and I had fun in the Skybox. I don’t think Josh can say the same. I’d love to try again at sunrise or sunset to see the beauty of nature and the city combined.


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  1. Great night photos. I visited KL tower myself last month but only briefly on a bus tour from our cruise ship so didn’t get to see the views at night. I’m not sure I’d have been brave enough to do the Skybox even if we’d had time. We were told that the Petronas Towers had long queues and that’s why our tour was not including them although we did finish up at the shopping centre there. It was a crazy day as the big marathon race was on, half the roads in the CBD seemed to be closed and we spent a lot of time walking or standing around waiting for fellow travellers to use the conveniences or buy drinks. This is why I don’t usually do bus tours.


    1. Interesting trip! Bus tours can be hard enough as they are, but with the added issue of the marathon could really throw a wrench in things. Thank you for visiting my blog and the wonderful compliment!


      1. We only chose to do the bus tour because our ship was berthed at Port Klang and with only a few hours to spare we thought it might be easier. I think I would have preferred to see less and gone on our own.


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