Kuala Lumpur: Your Vacation Guide to the Exotic Capital of Malaysia

Asia has always been a top tourist destination for people all over the world. This continent has so many wonderful things to offer tourists. For Westerners, it offers a completely different outlook on life. One of the more popular Asian tourist destinations is the country of Malaysia. The capital city of Malaysia is called Kuala Lumpur, and it is quickly becoming a top tourist destination for people all over the world. This is the most populated city in Malaysia. There are over 1.5 million people who call this exotic city home. The local economy is quickly growing, and tourism is helping to fuel the fire.

Kuala Lumpur

If you are thinking about planning a vacation to this exotic city, there is a really good chance that it will be your first visit. Doing a little research before you embark on your journey will help you significantly when you arrive. Things are much different in the city, and without the proper preparation, the average person might experience a bit of culture shock. People behave a bit differently, their customs are different and the local foods might take a little getting used to. These things should not deter anyone from visiting this great city. This guide will help anyone make the best out of their vacation to the capital of Malaysia.

Start with a Good Budget

No vacation will be a success without a properly planned budget. It is always a good idea to know exactly how much money you want to spend on your vacation. This will help you plan the entire vacation before you take one step outside your own door. You will need to factor in the costs of lodging, transportation, food, shopping and sightseeing. A solid budget will make your vacation a success. It is also a very good idea to give your budget a bit of padding for the spontaneous moments that life always puts in your path. These moments can create some of the best memories.

Finding a Hotel in Kuala Lumpur

This is usually a top priority for any tourist that is visiting the city. You can't sleep on the streets while you are on vacation in Malaysia. You are going to need to find a nice place to rest. Finding a hotel that is close to the center of the city will be a good idea. These hotels might be a bit more expensive, but being closer to the center of the city will help you save on some of the transportation fees associated with traveling in and around the city. Most of the great tourist destinations are close to the center of the city anyway. The right hotel room may even put most of these great places within walking distance.

Getting Around the City

There will be plenty of times where traveling is inevitable. There is plenty of local transportation that you will be able to take advantage of. A lot of tourists choose to find their path by foot. If you choose to get around by foot, make sure that you pay close attention to the traffic signals. The local police have been known to hand out fines to tourists.

Photographing the TowersThere are also plenty of local trains the tourist can take advantage of. There is a slight learning curve associated with these trains. With over 100 stations, it can be confusing knowing where the train stops and starts.

There are also plenty of local taxi services that are more than happy to move tourists throughout the city. This should be the last method of transportation to use. Taxis in the city are not cheap, and many taxi drivers have been known to take advantage of tourists. If you have to take a taxi, always insist that the cab driver use the meter.

It is always best to avoid any of this by choosing a hotel that is close to the center of Kuala Lumpur.

Enjoying Your Time in the City

Most tourists will find plenty to do while they are on vacation. The National Art Gallery will keep art critics entertained for days. There is a huge aquarium that is filled with over 5000 different animals. This is a sure way to keep nature enthusiasts entertained while touring the city. If you just want to have some fun and get an excellent Bird's eye view of the city, then take a ride on the Eye On Malaysia. This is a huge Ferris wheel that has some spectacular views.

The most important thing to remember during your vacation is this-have fun! It's not every day that you get to take a vacation to the wonderful city of Kuala Lumpur. 

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