Explore the charm and character of Kuala Lumpur on this tour of the city's dazzling and eclectic architecture. See the trends that inspired photographers, writers, historians, and architects throughout the city's history, from its early settlements to the bustling metropolis that exists today.
After pickup from your hotel, your tour takes you through the heart of the city. Here, you can see the 88-story Petronas Twin Towers, clad in brilliant stainless steel and glass with a postmodern design by renowned architect César Pelli. Follow Jalan Ampang, one of the region's oldest roads, past a row of old tin miners' mansions for a look back at the city's early days.
Your look through Malaysia's history takes you to the National Museum, where an Italian mosaic rests under a classic Minangkabau-styled roof, and the National Monument, which honors the Malaysian struggle against Japanese occupation and the British Empire. The monument was designed by American architect Felix de Weldon and evokes another of his famous works, the Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Get a look at 2 outstanding examples of Moorish-influenced architecture at the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Railway Administration Building, and admire the modern look and delicate shaped dome roof of the National Mosque, built in 1965 as one of the country's first major new buildings after independence.