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Top Instagrammable Places in Kuala Lumpur - Ultimate Guide

Kuala Lumpur Best Instagram Spots Places

For those who love getting the best Instagram shot when travelling, here is a list of the top Instagrammable places in Kuala Lumpur which is also an ultimate guide. 

Most of these Instagrammable places are easy to get to and require little travelling as they are found in the main city area of Kuala Lumpur or KL as it is commonly called. 

However, just out of KL, you may be able to find some pretty Instagrammable places to explore and be slightly different from the other posts that you see.

Top Instagrammable Places In Kuala Lumpur

I hate to say this, but many articles share the Top 10 Most Instagrammable Spots and Places in Kuala Lumpur and so on, but everyone just shares the same IG images with very little information.

This means that many just want to rank for the keyword, and have forgotten about making it easy for people who want information on how to get there and the best times.

This article was done with personal experience, meaning that I have visited all of these places to know the logistics, distance and other vital information which can save you lots of time.

In this article, I will list down the most popular places in Kuala Lumpur to take your Instagram photos, and when you are there, it is entirely up to you how you want to do it.

If you notice, I am using mostly common Instagram accounts to be featured, versus some Influencer who has bought engagement and followers, which is very cliche.

Let us explore Top Instagrammable Places in Kuala Lumpur below; 

1. Petronas Twin Towers

This is probably the most Instagrammed place in Kuala Lumpur, and the great thing about the twin towers is that you can take your photo from just about any direction.

The most popular angle is from the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers from the northwest area as there is a lot of open space, and not crowded. 

But, you can walk around and explore the angles you prefer, namely from the KLCC Park area or even from the junctions of Jalan Ampang and Jalan P.Ramlee.

To avoid being photobombed, come early to get your shot, otherwise, find a location with less people around and avoid areas where the tour buses unload Chinese tourists.

How To Get Here: The Petronas Twin Towers is located in the Kuala Lumpur City Center and is the most central part of Kuala Lumpur. Just lookup for the twin towers and follow the direction. From Chinatown, it takes about 20 minutes to walk to get here.

Best Time To Visit: Strongly recommended to visit in the mornings around 9 to 10 AM, and hope no one is there yet. Otherwise, head here on a weekday, but avoid the afternoons as it tends to get hot or even sudden showers. Before you go, check the sky to see if it is a good day too.

Other Information: Open all day, and the KLCC vicinity area is free to walk around. You only need to pay if you want to go up to the sky bridge. Or if you visit Marini's on 57, you can get a beautiful shot from this restaurant on the 57th floor of the adjoining building. 

2. Batu Caves 

With the newly revamped rainbow colours splashed on the 272 steps up to the cave temple, many people are now heading here to get that epic shot of Batu Caves. 

The Batu Caves committee did a massive makeover in August 2018, and the rainbow staircase was completed by the end of August 2018.

Currently, a temple at the side of the entrance is also completed, which provides additional colours to the entire place, and during Thaipusam in January, this place will be simply amazing.

Batu Caves is a place of worship, and you are required to dress appropriately when you are here, so please take note of this. Flowy and colourful dresses would be great for photos on the rainbow stairs.

How To Get Here: Batu Caves is located in the state of Selangor, which is just bordering Kuala Lumpur. From KL Sentral, take the Batu Caves Komuter Train to the Batu Caves Temple. The journey is 30 minutes one way, and trains are every 15 minutes.

It is also recommended to take a ride-hailing service from the city as it only cost around RM10 to RM15 one way, and there are many cars available.

Best Time To Visit: Strongly recommended to visit in the mornings around 8 to 10 AM, before the main tourist arrives after 10.00 AM. The weather is also the best, and if you come here after 11.00 AM, prepare for a hot and humid experience, if it does not rain.

Other Information: Open all day, but best to come during the business hours. Watch out for the monkeys here as they tend to grab anything that resembles food or drinks, and do not try to touch them. 

3. Sky Box at KL Tower

This special glass box that protrudes out from the top of the KL Tower is another of the popular places for Instagrammable photos in KL. 

This place is not recommended for the faint-hearted as it can be quite scary, but rest assured, the entire concept of the KL Sky Box is safe.

Many visitors come here dressed casually, but for your Instagram photo, it is best to bring a nice change of clothes for the beautiful contrast.

Also, they have an official photographer at the SkyBox, but you are allowed to take your own photos as well, so, do not be misled into thinking that you cannot. 

How To Get Here: The KL Tower Sky Box is located at the top of the KL Tower at Bukit Nanas. It is also a 20 to 30-minute walk from Bukit Bintang or even the KLCC Area. Use Waze for walking to get here too. 

Best Time To Visit: Strongly recommended to visit in the mornings around 9 to 10 AM as the weather is best around this time. Try to avoid the afternoons as it tends to get hot or even experience sudden showers. Before you go, check the sky to see if it is a good day too. 

Other Information: Opens from 9.00 AM to 10.00 PM and entrance is RM71 for MyKad holders and RM99 for non-Malaysians. Take note that no personal bags briefcases, laptop bags, or backpacks are permitted in the sky deck area. 

4. KL Forest Eco Park Canopy Walk

The recently opened KL Forest Eco Park offers a rainforest in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and is probably the smallest forest reserve in Malaysia.

In this forest reserve, there is a beautiful canopy walk that gives a fantastic and unique Instagram photo of Kuala Lumpur, versus the commercialized man-made structures and towers.

The canopy walk is about 200 meters long and 21 meters above ground, but there is one spot where everyone wants to get the Instagram shot where you see the canopy walk, trees and a bit of the KL skyline. 

How To Get Here: The KL Forest Eco Park is located just by the Bukit Nanas Monorail Station or the Dang Wangi LRT Station. It is also a 20 to 30-minute walk from Bukit Bintang or even the KLCC Area. Use Waze for walking to get here too. 

Best Time To Visit: Strongly recommended to visit in the mornings around 8 to 9 AM, and hope no one is there yet. Otherwise, head here on a weekday, but avoid the afternoons as it tends to get hot or even sudden showers. Before you go, check the sky to see if it is a good day too. 

Other Information: Opens from 7.00 AM to 8.00 PM and entrance is free at the moment of writing this article. 

5. Petronas Twin Tower View From One Of The Hotel Pools

If you are staying in Kuala Lumpur on a better budget, I recommend getting one of the hotels or residences that surround the Petronas Twin Towers or KLCC area.

The photo above is taken from the all-new Banyan Tree in Kuala Lumpur, which offers a fantastic opportunity for the perfect Instagram shot in Kuala Lumpur.

This is one way of getting one of the most unique Instagram photos when you are in KL, and just by staying at one of these places with an amazing view of the city centre. 

How To Get Here: The hotels are mostly surrounding the Petronas Twin Towers, hence they are in the core area of Kuala Lumpur. 

Best Time To Visit: Anytime if you are staying at any of the hotels that face the KLCC. 

Other Information: Depending on which hotel, serviced apartment or AirBnB you book, make sure you get the unit facing the Petronas Twin Towers.

6. Tian Hou Temple

This has to be one of the grandest and most beautiful temples in Kuala Lumpur, and Tian Hou Temple is located just out of the main city area. 

Tian Hou Temple has been one of the lesser-visited places, due to its location, but upon arriving here, you will easily be amazed at how large this Buddhist temple is. In general, you can spend up to two hours exploring this place.

Come on weekdays as there are less people, and at the lower level of the temple, shops are selling vegetarian food, drinks, and souvenirs. On weekends, it tends to get a little crowded, and often you will see local couples doing wedding photography here. 

How To Get Here: Tian Hou Temple is about 20 minutes walk from Jalan Petaling or Chinatown, and you need to walk along the Federal Highway to get there. But seriously, I would recommend you take a taxi or Grab, as it will take you no more than 10 minutes.  

Best Time To Visit: I would say go in the mornings, because the weather is much better before noon, and you get the beautiful blue skies with white clouds. Also, go on a weekday to avoid crowds. 

Other Information: Opens from 7.00 AM to 7.00 PM and entrance is free.

Kuala Lumpur Top Selfie Spots
A tourist taking a selfie at Batu Caves early in 2018, before the rainbow steps were painted

Other Instagram Spots in KL

While there are many other Instagrammable places around Kuala Lumpur which may not be listed here, it is entirely up to you to discover them.

If you think that some other Instagrammable places around KL should be included in this list, please do let me know in the comment form below.

Just remember, for the most epic Instagram shot, a contrast of clothing attire is a must, namely for the female travellers and you may want to do some research before bringing your change of clothes.

Final Thoughts on the Top Instagrammable Places in Kuala Lumpur

For anyone who went through this post for the best Instagrammable places in Kuala Lumpur, I do hope that you have got all the shots you need.

If you are active on Instagram and want to see more beautiful places from around Malaysia, feel free to also follow my MalaysiaAsia Instagram account.

I hope you enjoyed this article and if you did, please do share this on your social media. Happy travels, and welcome to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

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