Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city in Malaysia. The city has grown considerably in the 20th century, being only 0.65 squared kilometres in 1895, compared to 243 squared kilometres today. It has the fastest growing economy within Malaysia, with tourism playing an important role in its expansion. It is currently the sixth most visited city in the world, with 8.9 million tourists per year.
The city has a tropical rainforest climate, which is warm and sunny with abundant rainfall during the monsoon season, which runs from October to March. The temperature remains stable throughout the year, averaging 28.2 degrees celsius.
Whether you are travelling to Kuala Lumpur for a relaxing break, a thrill seeking adventure, or a cultural pilgrimage, you will find a city brimming with activities to help you create an unforgettable holiday. The cosmopolitan metropolis features the world's tallest twin towers - the famous Petronas Twin Towers. Within the towers are a multitude of art galleries, restaurants and shops, creating a truly unique and memorable experience. Moreover, the city is dotted with temples and religious sights including a magnificent Hindu shrine at the entrance to the famous Batu Caves.
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Kuala Lumpur plays host to many cultural events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Thaipusam Procession which is celebrated on the full moon in January/February. The city boasts an impressive entertainment hub, incorporating nightclubs, bars, restaurants and wine bars. It is a hub for cultural events and activities in Malaysia, with numerous art galleries housing rare collections, gourmet festivals and its own fashion week. No matter what time of year you visit the city, there is sure to be an event or festival in full swing to help immerse you into the culture of the city, and give you an unforgettable experience. You will find that many of the events centre around religious occasions and festivals.
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