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Top Attractions In Kuala Lumpur For Free

10 Best Free Attractions/Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Did you know that Kuala Lumpur is one of the culture capitals of Southeast Asia?

The up and coming vibrant city is home to an abundance of exciting and eclectic attractions and activities, but I’m sure you’ve all got one question on your mind.

Is it expensive?

The simple answer is no; not if you know where to look for the cheapest and free activities, anyway.

We’ve put together this guide of the 10 best free things to do in Kuala Lumpur, as well as the 10 top rated paid attractions in the city to give you some inspiration of the very best things to do in Kuala Lumpur.

Free Attractions in Kuala Lumpur

Top Rated Kuala Lumpur Attractions


Kuala Lumpur City Center Park

The Kuala Lumpur City Center Park or KLCC as it’s more commonly known is an ideal place for families of all ages to hang out in the city.

Located just behind the famous Petronas Tower, KLCC is a hub for couples on a romantic lunchtime date, a day out with the kids or an afternoon stroll in the park once you’ve had lunch.

The park covers a huge 50-acre area of land and features a 10,000 square metre manmade lake with...

Malaysia Countryside and Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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  • An exciting 3 ½ hour trip through the country side.
  • A beautiful chance to change scenery and swap the metropolis for the equally fascinating suburbs
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  • An opportunity to enjoy the rich culture on display in the rural villages...
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Perdana Botanical Gardens

Another place in Kuala Lumpur that’s ideal for the whole family and certainly one of the top rated attractions in Kuala Lumpur is the Perdana Botanical Gardens.

It’s located in close proximity to the National Mosque and Chinatown so you can really make a whole day of exploring when visiting the Gardens.

Here you’ll find over 220-acres of fauna, flora and thousands of trees. You can also visit the Gardens’...

Private Full-Day Cameron Highlands Nature Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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  • A tour of the exotic Cameron Highlands; a beautiful hilly expanse of land situated about 200 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur.
  • A 12-hour trip that takes you through several points of attraction like verdant hills, honeybee farms,...
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Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur is an area of the city that’s better suited to budget backpackers looking for authentic Asian cuisines and experiences.

It’s the perfect place to pick up some souvenirs to take home with you as there’s dozens of stalls lining the streets around Petaling Street where you’ll find trinkets and treasures from all over the world.

The food in Chinatown is also an incredible experience...

Private Tour: Malacca Historical Tour With Personal Chauffeur

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  • An 8-hour tour of the famous city of Malacca
  • Explore the various landmarks that are a testament to the British, Dutch and Portuguese influences that have made the city of Malacca what it is today.
  • A visit to tourist...
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Merdeka Square Park (Dataran Merdeka)

History buffs and cultural fanatics are sure to love a visit to Dataran Merdeka; often cited as one of KL’s most famous and popular tourist landmarks.

Precisely translated as “Independence Square”, Merdeka Square was once used as the cricket green of the Royal Selangor Club. Nowadays, it’s the perfect place to admire all the incredible architecture surrounding the square.

From Merdeka Square, you can also...

Genting Highlands Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur with Skyway Cable Car Ride

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  • An 8-hour exploration of the fascinating Genting Highlands
  • A chance to enjoy riding the exciting Genting Skyway: a thrilling cable car that takes you over the lush rainforest
  • A trip through the beautiful Malaysian countryside....
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Wilayah Mosque (Federal Territory Mosque)

The Federal Territory Mosque is one of the best free attractions in Kuala Lumpur for solo or couple backpackers; it’s not really a place that’s suitable for children.

The Mosque is a truly stunning religious Muslim place of worship and can accommodate up to 17,000 worshippers at a time!

You can enjoy free walking tours of the Mosque by local Muslims who will happily show you around the marvellous complex....

Private Full Day Tour : Kuala Lumpur City & Shopping with Lunch

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  • An 8-hour tour that takes you through the most important monuments and places in the city of Kuala Lumpur.
  • A chance to be chauffeured by a knowledgeable local and learn a lot about the city through your conversations.
  • Go...
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Batu Caves

The Batu Caves are yet another great free attraction to enjoy while in Kuala Lumpur.

It’s one of the most popular Hindu Shrines outside of India and it’s a place that people of all ages can enjoy; no matter how young or old.

Kids will love clambering up the incredibly colourful 272 steps and spotting monkeys along the way, while adults will enjoy wandering around inside the towering caves where religious ceremonies...

Sunway Lagoon Admission Ticket with Transfer from Kuala Lumpur

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  • A 6 hour visit to the Sunway Lagoon.
  • An opportunity to get on awesome rides like roller coasters, splash rides, river rapids and many more.
  • The package involves various games and visits to theme parks all housed within...
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KL Eco Forest Park

Did you know that Kuala Lumpur is the only city in the world that has a natural rainforest right in its city centre

The KL Eco Forest Park makes for an excellent day out for the whole family. It’s an idyllic place in the city to see top landmarks such as the Menara Tower and kids are sure to enjoy running through the high platforms in the trees via the canopy walkway.

Make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and insect...

Kuala Lumpur International Airport Arrival or Departure Transfer

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  • It's a private airport transfer package that can have you picked up from the airport upon arrival or dropped off there in a case of departure.
  • A great way to escape long queues for taxis at the Kuala Lumpur Airport upon arrival....
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Little India

Similarly to Chinatown, Little India in the Brickfields district of KL provides the perfect place to indulge in some truly quintessentially Asian culture and cuisines.

It’s here that you’ll find some of the best and most authentic Indian food in the city; perfect for backpackers on a tight budget who still want to sample as much of the local food as possible.

There’s also numerous shops and stalls selling...

Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour

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  • It's a 3 ½ hour sightseeing tour of the biggest places of interests in the city of Kuala Lumpur.
  • A great way to explore the peculiar mix of Chinese, Muslim, European and Indian cultures and traditions in Kuala Lumpur.
  • It's...
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Situated within the world-famous and deeply beloved Suria KLCC and the Petronas Towers themselves, the Petronas Art Gallery is one of the best free things to do in Kuala Lumpur.

Depending on exactly when you visit the Art Gallery, you’ll be treated to numerous different attractions and exhibits and you’ll get the chance to learn all about the artists’ work.

It’s a place better suited to people interested...

Museum Of Illusions Kuala Lumpur Admission Ticket

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  • An exciting 12-hour trip through the fascinating Museum of Illusions in Kuala Lumpur.
  • A chance to enjoy illusionary experiences like anti-gravity, going through a vortex tunnel and a bottomless pit.
  • An expedition that will...
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Thean Hou Temple

The six-tiered temple of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, is one of the top attractions in Kuala Lumpur, and for good reason.

It’s an incredibly special place to visit in the city, regardless of whether you’re a religious believer or not as everyone will be able to admire the remarkable beauty of the temple complex.

Home to various sections and areas such as the Main Gate, the Roofing art and the Prayer Hall that houses...

Kuala Lumpur Suburbs and Batu Caves Tour Admission Ticket

clock Duration: 4 to 8 hours
  • A 4-hour trip to the serene suburbs of the city of Kuala Lumpur including visits to the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre and the Batu Caves.
  • A chance to learn about Malaysia's rich culture, history, customs and traditions by venturing to the...
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FAQs about Free Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur

There are many things you can do for free in Kuala Lumpur like booking free entry into some Kuala Lumpur museums, joining locals to do some free activities and others. This allows you to have fun and relax on a budget or save for further experiences on your trip.