Unless you’re particularly fond of long lines you’ll want to begin looking into reserving tickets online to the Observation Deck of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at least 48 hours in advance. You won’t be completely immune to queuing though as the online ticketing system only guarantees you hours long waits to see Malaysia’s capital city from above, which I opted not to, since I rarely go to the top of tall buildings when traveling for this very reason. The 80 Malaysian ringgit (~$25 USD) tickets also get you a walk on the Sky Bridge, a nightmare of an experience according to most travelers on TripAdvisor.
Though from the exterior, the Twin Towers are equally, if not more impressive as getting them into any camera angle helps you appreciate the world’s 7th tallest building(s). Once you’ve built up an appetite from photographing outside and wandering around the elegantly designed lower floors you’re better served filling up at the lunch buffet of SB Corner, about a 15 minute walk away.
I did not make a reservation when I went. If I remember correctly, you are given a ticket with a time of your tour. I then walked to the KL Tower about 15-20 minutes away, after that I went to Chinatown and one of the malls before returning at the time on my ticket. Not bad if you do it that way.
Seriously… they want you to wait that long to go up a tower!? I can think of better things to do in KL.. such as eating. A lot!!!
Number 1 on my list 🙂
I think this is one of the best photos I have ever seen. I am so sorry to hear about all the airplane tragedies they have been having. Malaysia is beautiful , but I won’t get to see it until they find out what is happening to their planes.
Honestly I don’t think any of the recent plane crashes should impact your decision to visit the country.
Funny tip, you can actually use a Regus card to access one of their office spaces on the top floor if you just wanted to check out the view, Don’t turn up in flip flops, they will turn you around : )
I actually loved the visit to the SkyBridge, but it was too short, they rushed us to the elevator.
Thankfully, we stayed a lot longer at the top observatory…
It was a nice experience…
And I didn’t feel the building inclining, shaking. Although, they’re very tall. They felt stiff.
That was strange…
Thanks for the info!
I had previously heard that if you come to the door early in the morning (before 9 am), you can visit the observation deck for free. But it was several years ago. Now i not sure…
In the last year my sister visited to Kuala Lumpur Menara Tower (49 Malaysian ringgit). View of the city and the Petronas Twin Towers was excellent!