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?!
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.
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.
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.
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.