Top Instagrammable Places in Kuala Lumpur – Ultimate Guide
For those who love getting the best instagram shot when traveling, here is a list of the top Instagrammable places in Kuala Lumpur which is also an ultimate guide.
I hate to say this, but there are many articles that share the Top 10 Most Instagrammable Spots and Places in Kuala Lumpur and so on, but everyone just shares the same IG images with very little information.
This means that there are many who just want to rank for the keyword, and have forgotten about making it easy for people who want information on how to get there and the best times.
This article was done with personal experience, meaning that I have visited all of these places to know the logistics, distance and other vital information which can save you lots of time.
Top Instagrammable Places In Kuala Lumpur
If you notice, I am using mostly common Instagram accounts to be featured, versus some Influencer who has bought engagement and followers, which is very cliche. Let us explore these beautiful places below.
1. Petronas Twin Towers
To avoid being photo bombed, come early to get your shot, otherwise, find a location with less people around and avoid areas where the tour buses unload Chinese tourist.
How To Get Here: The Petronas Twin Towers is located in the Kuala Lumpur City Center, and is the most center part of Kuala Lumpur. Just look up for the twin towers and follow the direction. From Chinatown, it takes about 20 minutes walk to get here.
Best Time To Visit: Strongly recommended to visit in the mornings around 9 to 10 AM, and hope no one is there yet. Otherwise, head here on a weekday, but avoid the afternoons as it tends to get hot or even sudden showers. Before you go, check the sky to see if it is a good day too.
Other Information: Open all day, and the KLCC vicinity area is free to walk around. You only need to pay if you want to go up to the sky bridge. Or if you visit Marini’s on 57, you can get a beautiful shot from this restaurant on the 57th floor of the adjoining building.
2. Batu Caves
Currently, a temple at the side of the entrance is also completed, which provides additional colors to the entire place, and during Thaipusam in the month of January, this place will be simply amazing.
Batu Caves is a place of worship, and you are required to dress appropriately when you are here, so please take note of this. Flowy and colorful dresses would be great for photos on the rainbow stairs.
How To Get Here: Batu Caves is located in the state of Selangor, which is just bordering Kuala Lumpur. From KL Sentral, take the Batu Caves Komuter Train to the Batu Caves Temple. Journey is 30 minutes one way, and trains are every 15 minutes.
It is also recommended to take a ride hailing service from the city as it only cost around RM10 to RM15 one way, and there are many cars available.
Best Time To Visit: Strongly recommended to visit in the mornings around 8 to 10 AM, before the main tourist arrive after 10.00 AM. The weather is also the best, and if you come here after 11.00 AM, prepare for a hot and humid experience, if it does not rain.
Other Information: Open all day, but best to come during the business hours. Watch out for the monkeys here as they tend to grab anything that resembles food or drinks ,and do not try to touch them.
3. Sky Box at KL Tower
Many visitors come here dressed casually, but for your Instagram photo, it is best to bring a nice change of clothes for the beautiful contrast.
Also, they have an official photographer at the Sky Box, but you are allowed to take your own photos as well, so, do not be misled into thinking that you cannot.
4. KL Forest Eco Park Canopy Walk
This is one way of getting one of the most unique Instagram photos when you are in KL, and just by staying at one of these places with an amazing view of the city center.
Come on weekdays as there are less people, and at the lower level of the temple, there are shops selling vegetarian food, drinks and souvenirs. On weekends, it tends to get a little crowded, and often you will see local couples doing wedding photography here.
|A tourist taking a selfie at Batu Caves early in 2018, before the rainbow steps were painted|
Conclusion and Final Thoughts
If you think that some other Instagrammable places around KL which should be included in this list, please do let me know in the comment form below.
Just remember, for the most epic Instagram shot, a contrast of clothing attire is a must, namely for the female travelers and you may want to do some research before bringing your change of clothes.
I hope you enjoyed this article and if you did, please do share this on your social media. Happy travels, and welcome to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.