Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL, is the capital city of Malaysia and is also the perfect hub for your travels in Malaysia or elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Besides fantastic food (seriously our favourite in Asia) and the famous Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur has much more to offer. Especially photography wise, Kuala Lumpur is up and coming. Make sure to bring your Instagrammable outfits with you, as you’re going to need it while visiting the best (& incredibly colourful) photo spots in Kuala Lumpur!
Take too many selfies at the selfiest place on earth! There are 9 rooms in the museum and each room has a different style. It’s a fantastic place if you want to shoot the most colourful and happy pictures. Not only the rooms are very sweet, but you also get 5 Malaysian inspired desserts. Delicious and perfect to take pictures with! The museum is open since September 2018 and will only stay for 6 months. Hopefully, they will extend that! Book online to get a 5RM discount. If you get a ticket online you pay 40RM and at the museum 45RM.
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Colourful Stairs at the Batu Caves
The newly painted stairs of the Batu Caves are a must visit! 272 rainbow coloured stairs, how cool does that sound? Don’t forget to also go inside the cave, since there’s a temple inside. Arrive very early in the morning to get some shots without people.
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Thean Hou Temple
This Chinese temple is one of the largest and oldest temples in South East Asia. The temple is located on top of a hill which offers great views over the city. The colours and decorations of the temple are so beautiful that you want to take a picture at every corner. If you have enough time, visit the temple during the day and during the evening. At night the lanterns make the temple even cosier.
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Planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur? Make sure to check out our two-day guide!
Street Art in Bukit Bintang
The streets of Bukit Bintang made a huge transformation. Once ugly and dirty streets and the place to be for drug dealers now colourful and happy! Definitely a cool place to check out if you like street art. The colourful streets are located close to the famous street Jalan Alor.
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Inside one of the oldest permanent forest reserves in Malaysia, KL Forest Eco park, there are some awesome canopy walkways. You can see the KL Tower in the distance while wandering through the jungle.
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The Federal Territory Mosque is a large mosque that’s open for Muslim and non-Muslim visitors. The mosque is very beautiful and something that’s especially cool about this mosque is the beautiful reflections that you can see on one side of the mosque. Perfect for pictures, don’t you think?
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Infinity Pool at the Face Suites
The infinity pool at the Face Suites is simply amazing. The views you get when laying in the pool are the best. You can go to the pool when you book a room at the hotel, the Face Suites, or when you book an apartment through Airbnb in the same building. If you are on a budget the latter option would be best. Look up either the Face Suites or Platinum on Airbnb. It can get pretty crowded at the pool, but if you have a good timing you will have the pool almost to yourselves.
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Heli Lounge Bar
This Helipad bar is one of the coolest bars we have ever visited. The place is used as a helipad during the day and at night it transforms into a bar! It offers a fantastic 360° view of the city. Sunset is the best moment to go for the most epic pictures.
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Yellow Trees at the Botanical Gardens
This spot inside the Botanical Gardens, also called Lake Gardens, is a very cool place for an original Kuala Lumpur picture. Not sure how people call this piece of art, but we call it the Yellow Trees. You can find it at Laman Perdana, right in the middle of the main gardens. Besides the Yellow Trees, you can also find other great places inside the gardens, like a butterfly garden.
Café Merchant’s Lane
Okay, this café is also still on our bucket-list but we know we will definitely visit it during our next trip to Kuala Lumpur. People call Merchant’s Lane the most Instagrammable café in Kuala Lumpur, exciting! Inside you will find an Oriental interior with tropical plants. Sounds like a great place to escape to from the busy streets of Kuala Lumpur, don’t you think?
Of course, you can’t miss the photogenic Petronas Towers when you go to Kuala Lumpur. The KLCC park behind the towers offers great views on them. At night there’s a fountain and light show, they aren’t too special but quite fun. Visit Titiwangsa Lake Gardens for more unique views on the city and the Petronas Towers.
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