Petronas Towers, Malaysia
Ranked #3 in Malaysia tourism
Ranked #6 in Tallest building in the world
Nowadays, the buildings are growing higher and higher drawing a particular interest by tourists. If you are ever going to Malaysia, more specifically – to its capital Kuala Lumpur, you definitely cannot miss a chance visiting one of the highest twin towers in the world –Petronas Towers.
Petronas Towers Facts
The construction work of Petronas Towers was started in 1992 and it was officially opened after 7 years – in 1999. Petronas Towers were known to be the tallest buildings in the world until 2004. It is interesting that, in fact, at the first only the second tower was known to be the tallest, since the builders found out that the first tower at that time was leaning 25 millimeters off the vertical. The concept of the Petronas design is to represent the national values. The towers have a polygonal plan which represents the Islamic influence and values. National patterns can be also seen in the interior of Petronas where the local motifs make a great mix with the modern glass and steel constructions.
There are 88 floors in total, together with spire the total height of the buildings reaches 451,9 meters but the top floor is located 375 meters above the ground.
Petronas Towers Attractions
There are several tourist attractions designed at the towers. First of all it is KLCC Park located by the towers – a perfect spot for pleasant afternoons and evening in a green and relaxing environment. Several walking paths, wading pools, fountains and children playgrounds have been established there for people to enjoy their time in Kuala Lumpur.
However, the main attraction in the tower is its Skybridge – an amazing glass bridge, located 170 meters above the ground and connecting the two solid towers at the 41st and 42nd floors. The visitors of the towers have to purchase the ticket if they want to go to the bridge and it is also possible to buy the complex ticket which includes not only a visitation of the bridge but also an entrance in the 86th floor of the tower. You can go to the observation deck as well, from where it is possible to enjoy the stunning view of the blooming capital from the height of 360 meters.
How to get to Petronas Towers
The Petronas towers are accessible via any train of the area that stops at the KLCC Station. Getting there couldn’t be any easier and visiting this stunning building is definitely a thing to do during your stay at Kuala Lumpur.
Some memorable souvenirs can be purchased at the Petronas gift shop. The towers are open to tourists from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm (closed from 1 pm to 2.30 pm on Fridays). The visitors of the towers are advised to purchase the tickets in advance as they are being sold each day from 8.30 and are available in a limited amount.