15 Instagrammable spots in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Happy 61st Independence Day, Malaysia! As you celebrate, see how many of these vibrant Instagram-worthy locations in Kuala Lumpur you’ve been to (or can add to your future checklist).

#1 Batu Caves

The famous 272 steps of Batu Caves, a Hindu temple set in a limestone hill in Gombak, has been given a colourful makeover. In gradient tones, no less!

Find it here: Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves

#2 Putra Mosque

Putrajaya’s famous pink mosque was built from rose-tinted granite and looks good in pictures inside and out.

Find it here: Persiaran Persekutuan, Presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya

#3 KL Forest Eco Park

A forest in the city? That’s reason enough to whip out your cameras.

Find it here: Lot 240, Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Kewangan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

#4 The KL Journal

No guesses why this boutique hotel is beloved by many a keen Instagrammer. The revamped Swimming Club on the rooftop is really popular, too – again, no guesses why.

Find it here: 30, Jalan Beremi, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

#5 Petronas Twin Towers

Well, obviously. They were only the tallest skyscraper in the country for a solid two decades before The Exchange 106, which is still in construction, surpassed it in height.

Find it here: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Read also: 10 hidden photo spots in Asia you won’t find in any guidebook

#6 Kuala Lumpur Tower

The 7th tallest tower in the world (not to be confused with tallest buildings or structures in the world) gives you sweeping views of the city from way up high. Visit the Sky Box if you have guts.

Find it here: 2, Jalan Puncak, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

#7 Vertigo at Banyan Tree

At two floors higher than the nearby Marini’s on 57, Vertigo is Kuala Lumpur’s highest rooftop bar.

Find it here: 2, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

#8 APW Bangsar

You probably know a few people (if not yourself!) who have a photo on the stairs leading up to Makirito at APW, but every corner in the grounds of the defunct commercial printing factory is Instagram-worthy, really.

Find it here: 29, Jalan Riong, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

#9 Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya

Pictured: That moment when you floored because you never knew this beautiful tribute to Moorish architecture was right here in the Klang Valley.

Find it here: Persiaran Sultan Sallahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya

#10 Thean Hou Temple

Built by Hainanese living in Malaysia, this temple is easily KL’s most prominent Chinese temples, and is dedicated to the sea goddess Mazu.

Find it here: 65, Persiaran Endah, Off Jalan Syed Putra, 50460 Kuala Lumpur

#11 Jalan Alor

Food is one of the most popular subjects of Instagrammable content, and Jalan Alor is full to the brim with KL’s best street food (we will always be thankful that its iconic name was kept).

Find it here: Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Read also: 10 more hidden photo spots around Asia

#12 Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Ah, right in front of Dataran Merdeka itself. Just imagine, this heritage building was just known as ‘government offices’ in its early days. What an understatement.

Find it here: Jalan Raja, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

#13 National Textile Museum

Designed in Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture, this historical building once housed various governmental bodies and commercial banks before being converted into the textile museum.

Find it here: 26, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

#14 Titiwangsa Park

Say hello to your next picnic destination, also known as Lake Gardens.

Find it here: Tasik Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur

#15 Zhongshan Building

Deep in a quiet corner of Kampung Attap is this independent creative arts hub, which was formerly occupied by the Selangor Zhongshan Association. There’s a tiny pigeonhole café, a bakery, bookstores, music collectives… you get the vibe.

Find it here: Jalan Rotan, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur

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Andrea Tim

Andrea is a serial kopi peng drinker (for fun, not for the caffeine; coffee doesn't wake her up) and believer in keyboard shortcuts. She sees The Dress as blue and black, and hears both Yanny and Laurel. Make of that what you will.

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