Whenever we visit a new city, we like to experience as much of the architecture as possible. In Kuala Lumpur, it was a no-brainer to visit Petronas Towers, and we thoroughly enjoyed the incredible views and unique design that the tower offers.
You can check out our vlog above (6:27 – 9:23) or read below to learn more!
Facts about Petronas Twin Towers:
- The towers are 452 meters tall (1482 ft.) and have 88 stories.
- When the towers were built in 1998, they were marked as the tallest buildings in the world. They kept this title until Taipei 101 was built in 2004.
- The towers are currently known as the world’s tallest twin structures.
There are too many interesting facts about the towers and their design to put in this post, but check out this link to read more about the thought behind the structure.
Our Experience at Petronas Twin Towers:
Thanks to Caleb’s expert planning skills, we had purchased our tickets in advance online. When you buy your tickets online, you pick the day you want to visit, and then the website gives available time slots.
Our time slot was for the mid afternoon, so we were still able to do some exploring throughout the city and got lunch before checking in and picking up our tickets. When we arrived at the ticket counter, there was a line of frustrated tourists because the same day tickets were completely sold out.
After grabbing our tickets, we checked our big backpacks at the bag check, and killed some time at the gift shop before it was our time to step through security and up to the top.
Something that’s unique about Petronas Towers is that it gives you two different perspectives/views of the city below. The first view is from the Skybridge, which is located on the 41st floor (170 meters high).
Our group was given about 15 minutes to hang out on the bridge and take pictures, and then were herded out to make way for the next group on their way up.
The Observation Deck:
From the Skybridge, we took the lightning fast elevator up to the 86th floor where the main observation deck is. This observation deck has a 360 degree view of Kuala Lumpur, and thankfully, was really clear during our visit.
We had about 20 minutes to spend at this section of the tower, and then had to leave to make room for the next group.
Is it worth it?
Yes! The views are incredible, and the tickets to the top aren’t too pricey.
The only “complaint” that we had was that our visit was timed, and we didn’t have an unlimited amount of time to spend on the observation decks. But when you think about how many people try and visit the towers each day, it’s completely understandable.
Overall, compared with other towers that we’ve seen (Taipei 101, Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower, Umeda Sky Building), this had one of the best views and some of the most beautiful architecture we’ve seen.
Make sure you buy your tickets in advance so you don’t have to rush to make it to the ticket counter, and to avoid heartache!
However, if you choose not to purchase tickets (or if they’re sold out), there’s a really nice park and shopping center at the base of the towers that is perfect for families, or for people that just want to get out of the KL humidity.
|Mondays||Tuesdays – Sundays||Fridays|
|CLOSED||9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.||closed from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.|
|Adult (13 – 60 yrs.)||Child (3 – 12 yrs.)||Senior Citizen (61+)||Infant|
|85 RM||35 RM||45 RM||FREE|
The ticket counter opens at 8:30 a.m., and if you’re buying same day tickets, are at a first come, first serve basis.
Dress Code?: None!