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Kuala Lumpur ~ Sights & Visits III


• History • Getting Around • Sights & Visits I • Sights & Visits II •
• Sights & Visits III • Other Places • Shopping •

• The Old Railway Station • Islamic Arts Museum • National Mosque • KL Bird Park •
 •  National Museum • National Planetarium • Lake Gardens • National Monument •




The Old Railway Station
Built in 1910, it is yet another heritage building which reflects the influence of Moorish architecture. Extensively renovated to provide air-conditioned comfort and modern facilities for rail customers in 1986. Next-door is the once-gracious colonial Majestic Hotel. Presently it serves as a rail commuter station as the railway services have been moved to the modern Sentral station nearby in Brickfield. It houses the Heritage Hotel with its antique lift and has a quaint colonial type bar.


Islamic Arts Museum
Among the galleries found here is the Islamic Architecture Gallery that showcases miniature replicas of renowned buildings, such as the Taj Mahal, Imam Ismail Albukhary Mosque and the Amir Timur Mausoleum. The Standard Chartered Ottoman Room displays objects from the reign of Turkey and Syria. In the Al-Quran and Manucript Gallery is a collection of more than 200 rare Islamic manuscripts that include 30-Judz’ Al-Quran from the Ming Dynasty.
Location: Jalan Lembah Perdana.


National Mosque
This uniquely designed mosque embodies a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art, calligraphy, and ornamentation. Its most striking multi-fold umbrella-like roof and the sleek and stylish 73 m high minaret symbolising the aspirations of an independent nation. 



KL Bird Park
Located in the serene Lake Gardens, the park is one of the largest covered bird park in the world. Here bird lovers can have a field day watching more than 3,000 birds in a totally landscaped environment. While the birds are allowed to fly freely, the incompatible species are confined in Display Aviaries and specially designed exhibits.


National Museum
The principle museum in the country, this palatial building is designed based on classic Malay architecture. The various galleries provide interesting insights into the history, political development, culture, economy, arts and
flora and fauna of the country.
Location: On the fringe of KL Lake Gardens

 


National Planetarium

This blue-domed structure is situated atop a hill in KL Lake Gardens. It houses permanent exhibits related to space science as well as an observatory with a 14inch telescope. Children will find hands-on exhibits and a virtual reality interactive computer game.
Location: KL Lake Gardens


Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens
This most popular park showcases harmony, beauty and tranquility created by both man and nature.  Built around two lakes, the attractions within the Park includes - The KL Bird Park Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden, Deer Park, Butterfly Park, and the Asean Sculpture Garden. 
Location: Jalan Perdana


National Monument / Tugu Negara

This reputable 15.5 metre high monument is designed by American sculptor Felix de Weldon of Iwo Jima Memorial fame, it honours the nation's heroes, and depict seven men from Malaysian Armed Forces holding the national flag. It is one of the largest free-standing monuments in the world.
Location: At Jalan Tamingsari, off Jalan Parliment,near the KL Lake Gardwens



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