After the Andaman Islands, we had a layover of a few days in KL. Jenk had already visited KL before, so he was our tour guide the coming days. The first day we went to discover the area around our hostel. We were very close to the covered market, so we went there to view endless lines of shops selling everything you can imagine. They also had many foodstalls selling very tasty looking foods and fruits. Compared to India where we just came from, KL is a sight of relief. It is very developed, yet still has some original elements that make it fun even when you’re not on a large budget.
The next day, we went to the Batu Caves. These caves are located outside the city, and you take a local train to get there. The Batu Caves are big caves inside a small mountain. In front of the caves stand several temples, and one tall Buddha statue. By climbing many flights of pretty steep stairs, you arrive at the entrance of the caves. They are very massive, and we walked until the end of the caves, where you can see the sky again from a big hole in the top of the cave. Very impressive and beautiful!
That night, we went to chill on a rooftop bar, which was actually a helipad. As you can see from the picture on the top of the post, we enjoyed quite a view;)
On our final day in KL, we went to visit the iconic Petronas towers. The environment surrounding the towers was also quite impressive, with a nice park with big old trees with large lianas, so we had a good time.
All in all, Kuala Lumpur was a welcome break from travelling in less developed countries, and it’s definitely a place you’d want to visit again!