Kuala Lumpur Tower
View Kuala Lumpur's famous landmarks high above the cityscape from the capital's spire in the sky!
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With a little bit of ingenuity, even the most unlikely of places, say a communications tower in a city, can turn out to be a spectacular gem. The Kuala Lumpur Tower, standing at 421 metres, definitely lives up to its tagline of being more than meets the eye.
So how does a communications tower go about to become a popular tourist attraction? Having an interesting location and a great view does certainly help. From its vantage point atop Bukit Nanas, the Kuala Lumpur Tower has a commanding view of the entire city. Visitors at its observation deck are able to see the city spread across their feet and admire Kuala Lumpur from a height of 276 metres. Such is the location of the Kuala Lumpur Tower that many agree that the view at the tower surpasses that of the Skybridge at the Petronas Twin Towers.
The tower itself was completed in 1996 and is now a recognisable part of the city's skyline. It is tastefully designed with certain parts of it inspired by the Islamic architecture of Esfahan, Iran. In addition to a revolving restaurant that offers the experience of dining in the clouds, the tower markets itself as a unique venue for private functions and events, offering halls of various seating capacity at its Banquet Deck, some 288 metres high.
Cultural performances, including traditional dances, are a daily feature at the tower. Performed at the base of the towers by the management's Performing Arts Group, the dancers also encourage visitors to try out the various dances they perform. A small petting zoo set up at the tower grounds are a welcome distraction for the younger visitors along with the customary souvenier shops within the base of the tower.
Kuala Lumpur Tower is located at the junction of Jalan P. Ramlee off Jalan Punchak within the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. It is easily accessible by road.
Intracity buses often include Jalan P. Ramlee as part of their route.
The closest monorail station is the Bukit Nanas station at the junction of Jalan Ampang and Jalan Sultan Ismail. The route to Kuala Lumpur Tower from the Bukit Nanas station will take visitors through the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve.
Although, Kuala Lumpur Tower hosts a number of private functions and events throughout the year, it is most famous for KL Tower Base Jumping Week. This extreme sporting event attracts a large number of Base jumpers from all over the world who are eager to experience the exhiliration of jumping off this iconing tower.