Nepýši the history going back several hundred years ago. On the contrary. It is relatively young, has only a little over 150 years. Men who at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak set up camp once, likely knew that the foundations of the future give a modern and flourishing city …
From mud to beauty
Kuala Lumpur means “muddy estuary”. Have you set up camp mentioned tin prospectors who, having been in this area and actually find. It is the original tin boom in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, now known by its abbreviation KL.
The symbol of KL and the most visited attractions are the Petronas Twin Towers. The year 2003 was the world’s highest tower with a height of 88 floors of 452 mA. The 41st and 42 storey towers are connected by a bridge – Skybridge. Get to the tower is not so easy because they are not open to inspection. As the possibility remains to wait for a number of free tickets to the Skybridge at least. Their number is limited and applicants are many, so efforts are sometimes not paid. Inside are restaurants, cinemas and many shops where you can quickly forget the failure of free tickets to the Skybridge.
Wandering around the city
Walking through the streets of Kuala Lumpur anyone escape the legacy of colonial times. Sultan Abdul Samad building, built in the late 19th century, with elements of Moorish style, thanks to its glamor overlooked. The original British administrative headquarters is now a judicial authority, and also here is the interesting textile museum. It also can not help but notice that the city’s many beautiful mosques, as Malaysia is for the most part Muslim country. The most important are Masjid and Masjid Negara wells.
Holes Masjid is built of brick and black marble, which reminds some of a mosque in northern India. Access to it is free, of course, must all be covered. Therefore, everyone gets a long dark blue dress, and women in head scarves, and so can admire the quiet beauty of the mosque. An oasis of peace are not only mosques. Refuge from the rush and bustle of more than one and a half million strong metropolis provides the Lake Garden. Beautiful park with a lake looking for not only domestic but also tourists. It is a green paradise in the middle of town where there is a national monument depicting the heroic war scene.
Not only mosque
Although Islam is the predominant religion is not the only one. Therefore, you can admire the Chinese and Hindu temples. The most famous Hindu temple is Sri Mahamariamman. The temple is decorated with many colorful sculptures on the walls and roof. If one has luck, it may be a witness of religious ritual “puja”. Present pray for the music and drumming. For Europeans this is undoubtedly an impressive experience.
The modern world
Kuala Lumpur is one of the most modern cities of Southeast Asia. No wonder Malaysia has started in the 70th to 80th the last century, its economy ranks among the leading producers of rubber, palm oil, spices, tin and tropical hardwoods.