Kuala Lumpur 1 day itinerary — How to spend one day in KL & what to do in Kuala Lumpur in 1 day?

Do you believe you could see everything in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in one day? According to our Malaysia travel experience, it is completely doable, as long as you have feet that want to explore and a soul that isn’t frightened of tiredness, like the Focus Asia Travel Team. Here is a shared experience of self-sufficient Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) travel in a highly thorough day, well-organized schedule, and handy locations for you to refer to. So, how do you spend a wonderful day in Kuala Lumpur? To discover out, read our KL one day travel blog about things to do in Kuala Lumpur in one day!

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Downtown KL and Petronas Twin Towers seen from far | kuala lumpur 1 day itinerary

 

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Merdeka Square, KL

 

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Thean Hou Temple | kuala lumpur 1 day itinerary
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Street food stall in Kuala Lumpur

 

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What to do in Kuala Lumpur in 1 day? — DESTINATION 1: THEAN HOU TEMPLE

The first location, according to my self-sufficient travel experience in Kuala Lumpur, is Thean Hou Temple. This is one of Malaysia’s most popular Chinese temples, having a big number of visitors every day. On the 4th level, you may freely enjoy the distinctive building, snap some deep shots, witness a traditional Chinese-style wedding, or take in a panoramic view of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

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Entrance way to the Thean Hou Temple

 

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Stunning architecture

 

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Thean Hou Temple
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Praying at Thean Hou Temple

 

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Kuala Lumpur seen from the temple

Address: 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hours: 8AM–10PM

HOW TO GET THERE:To travel to Thean Hou Temple in the most cost-effective manner, we can take a train to Bangsar station and then take a Grab bike or vehicle directly to Thean Hou Temple, but if you like to explore carefully, take a short walk because it is not far. Listen to Google, sister; if you pass by an ancient Indian building, don’t panic; you’re on the correct road. However, the route to Thean Hou is quite steep, even worse than the road to Dalat, so you should still take a ride to keep your strength up because you have a long day ahead of you.

KL one day trip blog — DESTINATION 2: BRICKFIELDS (LITTLE INDIA)

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After visiting Thean Hou Temple, you can immediately drop by Brickfields – Little India but there are many surprises for you to explore (about 5 minutes rides from Thean Hou Temple). Here, you can take a hundred styles of photos and adjust a little color is no different from real India. The people are super friendly and cute, like him below here, no need to buying anything but still smiling too ^^.

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Local ingredients

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Little India

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GETTING THERE: From Thean Hou Temple, call a Grab car and ride a little bit to reach Brickfields, get off the car and if you hear Bollywood music and know you are in the right place =)). Because of the time is packaged in a day, Grab will be first choice. To catch Grab, you have to put your pocket the holy 4G Sim card here.

1 day in Kuala Lumpur — DESTINATION 3: PETALING STREET (CHINATOWN)

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Petaling Night Street Market.

Having visited Kuala Lumpur without going to Chinatown is a serious omission, guys. In China Town, oh, there are billion delicious dishes, to cool down effectively, we suggested ordering Longan drink (such as Lou Han Gou (Siraitia grosvenorii) aromatic water but extremely sweet). Some of the mus try dishes here are Spicy Pan Mee, Wonton Noodles, Hokkien Mee … If you like to sit and enjoy coffee and brunch, you can go to Merchan’s Lane.

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Chinatown

21At Sri Petaling, Pasar Malam is available on every Tuesday, regardless of the weather.

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Deep fried squid stall

Sri Petaling Night Market

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Malaysian dimsum at Petaling

Another special thing is that Petaling Street has all kinds of goods that can be bought as gifts, fake brands are also a lot. Based on my Kuala Lumpur travel experience (Malaysia), choose a gift such as typical tea or coffee to bring as a gift for your family and friends. And remember you should bargain when buying because shopping in non-listed places like this is easy to be overcharge.

Petaling Street is packed with locals day and night
Petaling Street is packed with locals day and night

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Petaling Night Street Market | kuala lumpur 1 day itinerary

 

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Souvenir Keychains

Address: Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hours: Open 24 hours

GETTING THERE: From Brickfields, walking and heading to the nearest train station and then move to China Town (Petaling Street). Or take a Grab if you want to be faster.

Kuala Lumpur 1 day itinerary — DESTINATION 4: CENTRAL MARKET

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After you’ve had your fill of eating and drinking in Chinatown, walk a few minutes and you’ll find yourself in another shopping paradise. At first impression, it will resemble our Ben Thanh market in Saigon, but it will be much more contemporary because the market will have directions and air conditioning. This market sells everything from apparel to souvenirs to snacks and soft drinks. The stalls, in particular, will be organized into three unique zones for you to pick from: Malay, Indian, or Chinese.

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GETTING THERE: Walk from Chinatown about 5 minutes to reach.

One day in Kuala Lumpur (one day in KL)— DESTINATION 5: MERDEKA SQUARE

Merdeka Square is place where the first Malaysia’s Prime Minister read the declaration of independence on August 31, 1957, which is also home to the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the City Gallery with the legendary I LOVE KL symbol. Here you can learn about the history or take photos to check in again.

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Sultan Abdul Samad building | a day in kuala lumpur

 

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The famous icon I LOVE KL

 

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Merdeka Square, KL | a day in kuala lumpur

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GETTING THERE: From Central Market’s main entrance, go through the open-air market to Merdeka Square.

A day in KL (a day in Kuala Lumpur) DESTINATION 6: KLCC (KUALA LUMPUR CITY CENTER)

Before it gets dark, take the train to the KLCC and pose for a snapshot with the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. According to the trip experience of a virtual live person like myself in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), you should arrive before or near 6pm, because it is still a bit bright and the buildings will be shimmering when lit up. After taking images for virtual life, you may visit Kuala Lumpur’s most opulent retail area, Suria KLCC, or the KLCC aquarium to see more than 5.000 unique aquatic species.

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Suria KLCC | what to do in kuala lumpur in 1 day

 

KLCC shopping mall

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Shark Feeding

 

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Aquarium KLCC | what to do in kuala lumpur in 1 day

GETTING THERE: From Merdeka Square, take a train straight to KLCC.

What to do in Kuala Lumpur in 1 day? — FINAL DESTINATION: BUKIT BINTANG.

This area is similar to Malaysia’s Western Quarter in that there are several thrilling entertainment events every night. This is a good choice for experiencing Kuala Lumpur’s nightlife; you may eat supper or visit the clubs and pubs located directly on the road to get drunk with your pals. Furthermore, Jalan Alor’s famed food district is right there, a foodie’s dream with all types of foods from Western to Asian cuisine, including Vietnamese food for us.

Photo: one day in kuala lumpur blog.

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Jalan Alor | what to do in kuala lumpur in 1 day

 

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