Delicious delicacies, vibrant cities, pristine beaches, iconic skyscrapers, lush and obscure rainforests and a coming together of many cultures. That is Malaysia for you. The tagline ‘Malaysia, truly Asia’ stands in complete coherence with what this beautiful nation has to offer. Chinese, Muslim Malays, Hindus, Christians, Arabs and even Indian Muslims, you will find them all in this land which is nothing but a union of Asia. You will even find aborginal groups and many ethnic tribes here. Different ethnic groups have their own language and their traditional and cultural practices are very different. The cultural diversity in Malaysia brings many festivals along with and you will also find a wide variety of cuisines that you can try. The beautiful country is home to Petaling Jaya, a district right in the heart of Selangor, Malaysia. There are many interesting places to visit in Petaling Jaya in 7 days that you can explore and have a good time at.
Located right in the heart of Selangor in Malaysia, Petaling Jaya is a beautiful city where you will be nothing but fascinated. This beautiful city is known as ‘PJ’ by locals and was given the status of a city very recently. The beautiful city was established during a British Malaya and the city has seen rapid growth and development. Be it one day or 7 days you are spending in Petaling Jaya, you will definitely fall in love with the city as its charm is so hard to resist.
5 Places To Visit In Petaling Jaya
The city with a historic past in Malaysia has so much to offer that you will be spellbound. From exploring an ancient cave to checking out the National Mosque of Malaysia or maybe spotting birds at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, there is just so much to see in Petang Jaya. Let’s take a look at some of the best places to visit in Petang Jaya in 7 days.
1. Menara Kl Tower
One of the best places to visit in Petaling Jaya in 7 days, Menara KL Tower is a prominent Kuala Lumpur tourist spot in Malaysia. Though just 421 m in height, it houses the highest viewing deck in Malaysia. At 276 m, it is around 100 m above the one in Petronas Twin Towers. The spectacular views and prime location of the Menara KKL Tower sees to it that people notice and remember the imposing tower. Erected over the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, it is surrounded by age old trees and fauna which are indigenous to Malaysia.
The overall design of the tower resembles a tower palace from several fables, most prominent being the tower castle from Rapunzel. The architectural style represents the vibrant Islamic heritage and the perfection of a human life. The walls of the tower are dotted with Islamic tiles, Arabic scriptures, and abstract patterns.
The tower houses the famed Atmosphere 360, the revolving restaurant as its crown. Hailed to be the classiest eat-out place in Malaysia, the restaurant offers authentic and continental cuisines. Also, the tower boasts of an amphitheater, a couple of cascading pools, several fast food restaurants, and so much more.
Timings: 9 am to 10 pm, daily
Entry fee: None. However, different charges are applicable to different activities.
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2. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Billed as the worlds largest covered bird park, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is as beautiful as a showpiece. Various colorful birds dancing amidst the flourishing environment of the park add a dash of vibrancy and cheer to the place. The walk-in, free-flight aviary houses over 60 species of local and migratory birds. Feeding sessions are the most fun.
These are several sections for bird watching like World of Parrots, Flamingo Pond, Oriental Aviary, Hornbill Park, Brahminy Land, and Birdlife stations. You may look out for Indian blue peacock, macaws, cockatoos, rhinoceros hornbills, oriental flamingos, parakeets, lories, kites, eagles, and many more interesting birds.
One of the best places to see in Kuala Lumpur for kids, Bird Park is a perfect getaway to educate them and yourselves to everything about world of birds. The landscaped gardens, gushing water streams, cobbled walkways, and extensive playgrounds set perfect background to achieve so. There are rowing boats available to take you through the waterways of the park. Also, you can acquire a binocular-for-hire to actually peruse the interesting activities of your feathery friends.
Timings: 9 am to 6 pm, daily
Entry fee: MYR 50 per adult and MYR 41 per child
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3. Batu Caves
Another one of the many amazing places to visit in Petaling Jays in 7 days is Batu Caves. These caves have always been one of the major attractions in Kuala Lumpur tourism. Batu Caves are illustrious limestone caves that hold three large and several other small temples in them. Touted to be among Kuala Lumpurs most frequented tourist places, these caves are awe-inspiring in their own right. Some of these caves date back to over 400 million years.
The three major caves, Cathedral Cave, Art Gallery Cave, and Museum Cave, house several Hindu shrines and depictions of Hindu mythology. Minimally decorated with paintings and statues pertaining to the mythology, these caves hold special place for the Hindu community.
However, the caves fan-following extends to other communities too. Many non-Hindu tourists and devotees flock to these limestone giants to witness the marvel. There have been many documentaries that showcase the surreal beauty of the caves and also the amazing rituals performed there. You may find kavadis during your traverse of 272 steps to the main cave. These kavadis balance heavy water storing structures on their bare shoulders and carry them to the main cave as their offering to Lord Murugan. Also, dont be astonished if you see a kavadi holding the kavad pierced in his kin.
Timings: 6 am to 11 pm, daily
Entry fee: None
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4. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is a heaven for kids and adults, alike. Full of fun-filled and thrilling activities and rides, the theme park comes very high on the list of best tourist places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, even if it is as short as a 3 days trip. A healthy mix of adventure and rides is what this theme park presents. Sectioned into Water Park, Adventure Park, Nickelodeon Park, Scream Park, and more, the theme park is touted to be one of the largest theme parks in the world.
Popular Rides at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park: African Pythons Ride, Waterplexx 5D, Water zipping, and Giant Ride.
Timings: Accessible 24*7, all days of the week
Entry fee: MYR 120 for adults and MYR 92 for kids. For Tuesday Specials, it will cost you MYR 50 for all.
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5. National Mosque Of Malaysia
Another one of the great places to visit in Petaling Jaya in 7 days is The National Mosque of Malaysia. Also known as Masjid Negara is one-of-its-kind steel mosque with exquisite artistry and palatial grandeur. There are several water features and open areas which give you a glimpse into the modern Muslim architecture. Colorful decorations in light pale and turquoise colors highlight the refreshing ambience of this pilgrim.
Open to Muslims as well as non-Muslims, the marvelous mosque is one of the best places to see in Kuala Lumpur. Exhibits depicting Islam culture enrapture many. An hour or two would be enough to complete your circle tour of the mosque, which means it is one of the musts in your itinerary of places to visit in Kuala Lumpur in 2 days.
Timings: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, from Saturdays to Thursdays. On Fridays, from 3 pm to 6.30 pm. Please note that the mosque is inaccessible to non-Muslims during the prayer time, i.e. 12 pm to 3 pm and 4 pm to 5.30 pm.
Entry fee: None
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With that we come to a closing note. We really hope we have convinced you to just go out and about and explore the beauty of Petaling Jaya. There is just so much to do in Malaysia that you might skip this place but imagine how much is there to do if we can tell you about so many places to visit in Petaling Jaya in 7 days. We kid you not, there is so much to do and explore that you might be exhausted but never bored. If you are excited and are already wondering what your Malaysian trip will be like, then don’t wonder anymore. Just check out these customizable options by TravelTriangle, pack your bags and see how your trip actually turns out.