12 Instagrammable places in Kuala Lumpur
Instagram is a running marathon of pictures. You don't want to miss out on anybody's story, post, IGTV, or video. It's as if the other person is creating his scrapbook of wonders. Over Instagram, you can sneak in pictures that are "Instagrammable", as in, that is worthy of getting popular over Instagram. If you were to travel to Malaysia any time sooner, then here you will come to know about the 12 Instagrammable places in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.
But before we go there, let's have a snapshot of Malaysia. It is a developing country in Southeast Asia. There are about 13 states and 12 territories in it that are separated by Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo's East Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur is a huge dwelling place for magnificent beaches, sequestrated islands, soaring towers, iridescent lights, groovy clubs, high-flown hills, and a pretty desirable collection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tourists can choose from a huge list of activities: diving, shopping, sampling, dancing, and hiking. Now let us go to the 12 instagrammable spots where you can click the perfect picture for your Instagram post, video, IGTV, or story!
1. Sky Deck KL Tower
If you love aggrandized towers, then this place is one of the best solutions to your wonders of what to do in Kuala Lumpur. You would go as high as 300 meters up in the air, surrounded by transparent glasses on all sides. A selfie or a groupie with the world is worth a shot for your Instagram post. Especially the photogenic angle where it feels like you are walking on the top of the building towards the rear end of the blue sky.
2. Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur was kept as a national treasure secret by the Chinese Settlers. It was discovered by an American Naturalist named William Hornaday in 1878. It is guarded by a monumental statue of the Hindu Lord Murugan. There are about 272 stairs up to the temple. These stairs are varicoloured and picturesque. It will light up your Instagram feed. Fun Fact: The rule is to have your knees covered when you walk up the stairs to the temple.
3. Titiwangsa Lake Garden
If you suffer from not knowing what to do in Kuala Lumpur, then give yourself a break and hop onto the next best spot in Malaysia. The lake was created from tin-mining activities in the beginning, but it was cleaned up pretty well and placed centrally in the garden. It's a delight for Instagrammers because the skyline is beyond majestic and terrific. The blues with the greens look so stunning on the photo screen.
4. KL Forest Eco Park
You want to run away from the city's hustle and bustle, and so you go looking for nature. What to see in Kuala Lumpur? Stop right there, and have a glance at the KL Eco-Forest Park. Jumpy monkeys, different species of trees, trekking trails, amazing canopy walkaways, and the secluded silence of nature. While strolling in the oldest jungle of KL, you can see the KL Tower. This luscious forest park is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
5. Thean Hou Temple
The most Instagram worthy photos come in one of the oldest six-tiered Buddhist temples of the Goddess of Heaven, Thean Hou. This temple is worth the Instagram feed as it is beautifully carved and created by the men before machines took over. It is located over the hill, so you can view the whole city and capture it for your sake. At every corner of this temple, it gives you a photogenic view. In the night, the lanterns make the temple look even more magical and spiritual.
6. Putra Mosque
When you travel to Malaysia, you must make time for the most Insta-dignitary places like this one. A pink mosque. There are three areas to this mosque- the prayer hall, the Sahn (courtyard), and many learning and function rooms. At once, it can take up to 15,000 people. To roam around the water, you must rent a bike or walk. From different angles, you will be able to click majestic Instagrammable pictures of the mosque.
7. Petronas Towers
The best part about Petronas Towers is the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur. This magnificent hotel is placed right between the two iconic landscapes of Malaysia, one is Petronas Towers, and the second is Kuala Lumpur City Park. You must go on a photo mission and capture some wicked shots with your vehicle under the Twin Towers. This 7th tallest tower in the world will make you fall as you try to look up to its full height.
8. Changkat Bukit Bintang
"Pockets of Sunshine" will give you a facelift. The dingy alleys here are loaded with vibrant colours and stunning dexterity. It's like living in a world with filters. They have given street art a whole new level of recognition and definition. Some of the street art here depicts a river. Each street has a different theme and motif. They are paying tribute to Kuala Lumpur's flora and fauna. Some paintings depict typical city life. The perfect answer to the question: what to see in Kuala Lumpur?
9. Bukit Tabur
If you are puzzled about what to do in Kuala Lumpur, hiking trails will leave you in awe, especially if it's a place like Bukit Tabur. If hiking is your best friend, then you must hike Bukit Tabur. You can view clouds from the top. It is regarded as one of the most adventurous and Instagrammable places in Malaysia. Not just your Instagram feed, but your followers might ping you for setting a wallpaper of the snap you click at Bukit Tabur.
10. Masjid Jamek
When you travel to Kuala Lumpur, you cannot miss out on this grandeur and splendid mosque. It is located just opposite the river from the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It is counted as one of the oldest mosques of Kuala Lumpur. The shots you click here will send out a spiritual vibe all across the world - something we all need right now at such tumultuous and stormy times. Keen photographers may marvel at its symmetrical and sublime design.
11. Sultan Abdul Samad Building
This praiseworthy building is positioned at Merdeka Square. The literal meaning of the world - Merdeka is "independence". The Malayan population celebrates its independence in this building ever since August 1957. Illustrators may focus particularly on its astounding and detailed artwork. Though it was built during the British Era, some of their works have left a momentous mark on the Malayan population as well as the tourists.
12. Taman Tugu Forest Trail
Your travel to Malaysia must end here. It's like picking up the real scent of oxygen right up from the green lung of Taman Tugu Forest Trail. Being surrounded by lush tropical greenery, you can hike up to 4 kilometres here. The best part about this forest park is that your Instagram story would not need any filter to highlight the greens. Also, it's a new attraction, so most of your friends might not even be aware of such an exquisite trail.
Instagram is one addictive application, something you cannot escape, how much ever you try. This photo-sharing application captures hashtag moments that become long-gone memories in no time. Nevertheless, when you travel to Kuala Lumpur, your Instagram feed just won't stop buzzing, filling, or even getting starstruck.
When you travel to Malaysia, there shouldn't be a single photo unclicked, a single dish untasted, and a single dream unfulfilled. The moment you think about your travel to Kuala Lumpur, it is the same moment you want to flood your Instagram account with innumerable posts, stories, videos, and IGTVs. Malaysia is a beautiful place where even your Instagram account would want to tread.
Someone who's not a photographer may turn into one here! You can't leave Kuala Lumpur undocumented. You will get the likes you deserve, and the fans just won't stop stalking your travel diaries. It's never too late to share your travel memories. Go ahead and dive into the aesthetically pleasing world of Kuala Lumpur. Have a bundle of blast clicking Instagrammable pictures in Kuala Lumpur. Here, no heart and no soul leave disappointed. So, clean your camera, obtain your Malaysia visa and get ready to travel to Kuala Lumpur.
Arati Kulkarni is passionate about research writing besides being a doctor. She has completed graduation in Homoeopathy, post-graduation in Emergency Medicine and an MBA in Healthcare Management (2019). Her hobbies include travelling around the world, learning new things, cooking, and shopping. She has been to most of the places in India, from Gurgoan in North India to Mysore in South India. For her, travelling adds a new chapter to her life.