Kuala Lumpur is the bustling capital of Malaysia. It is the perfect adaptation of old meets new as the small village feel and older temples mix and mingle with the new high rises and incredible technology you can find at every turn. The Petronas Towers are one such example of how the new has mixed in with the old. Towering 452 meters high, the Petronas towers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 -2004, and are still the tallest twin towers in the world. There are 88 floors total in each building, and you can travel to both the Skybridge and the 86th floor when you visit.
Where to Buy Tickets
You cannot enter the two towers on your own. Instead, you can enter the building right between the two towers which is a mall. As you enter on the ground level, you will look off to either the right or left and see an entrance to an escalator that takes you down one level. Here, you can purchase tickets to go up in the Petronas Towers.
How Much Does it Cost?
Visiting the Petronas Twin Towers does come with a cost, but it is well worth the views and experience you will get when you are up in the tower itself. Rates for foreigners is 85 MYR for adults and 35 MYR for children ages 12 and under. That comes to a rate of about $19.88 for adults and $8.18 for children.
What Happens During Your Visit?
When you purchase tickets, you will choose a time to visit. When it is time to start your visit, you will be assigned a certain color group. Your group will listen to a short spiel after taking the obligatory attraction group photo, and then you are ushered into an elevator. You will first be taken to the Skybridge, which spans between the two tower, although it is not technically attached to either one, but a free floating design.
After spending roughly 15 minutes at the Skybridge, you will enter another elevator to head up to the 86th floor. This is a spectacular 360 degree view of Kuala Lumpur, and on a clear day you can see all the way to the distant mountains.
Why will Kids Love It?
Aside from the “cool factor” involved in going into the towers themselves, kids will love the bird’s eye view the get of the Petronas Towers. There are informational displays on the 86th floor that can teach older children about the towers, and younger children will think they look like cool toys. There are free viewfinders on the 86th floor as well, which make for a fun game of eye spy, and who can resist a family photo with the best view of Kuala Lumpur? Timing is not too long, and this is not an attraction where children have to remain silent, making it a win/win for parents and kids.
Best Time to Visit the Petronas Towers
Many people wonder “when is the best time to visit the Petronas Towers.” This really is a subjective question, and there is no right or wrong answer. Visiting during the day gives you a breathtaking view often including the outlying mountains the surround the city. However, visiting at night time gives you a view full of twinkling lights as the city comes to life after dark. Sunset is one of the most popular times of the day to visit, and these times often sell out, so if your goal is to visit at sunset, consider buying your tickets well in advance.
Watch Our Visit to the Petronas Towers
Want to see how our visit to the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur went? Watch our Petronas Towers Youtube video below.
For more information on visiting the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, visit the Petronas Twin Towers website.