KL Tower is a communication tower located in Bukit Nanas Kuala Lumpur. Besides Petronas Twin Tower, KL Tower is another Malaysia’s most recognizable and popular tower.It was opened to public on 23 July 1996. It is also a member of the World Federation of Great Towers and the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world.
Equipped with an antenna that increases its height to 421 metres, The tower is intended for television and radio broadcasting. It broadcasts free-to-air terrestrial television stations that use the tower's antenna.
The tower was constructed and designed to look like a spinning top. The architectural-style reflects the Islamic heritage with Arabic scripts, Islamic tiles, and archetypal Islamic floral and abstract patterns.
The structure is divided into five basic sections which are the foundation base, The touristic building, the main lobby, the tower shaft and the tower head.
The foundation base houses three basement floors for safety purposes, storage and maintenance work. The touristic building bears the administration office, souvenir shops and the 146 metres long pedestrian mall with cascading pools.The main lobby of the upper ground floor is decorated with exquisite glass-clad domes that sparkle like giant diamonds.
The tower shaft comprises 22 levels with four elevators and flights of stairs with a total of 2,058 steps. The tower head holds viewing deck which offers the highest point for visitors to see the city view. It also has a revolving restaurant that offers the diners with a panoramic view of the city.
KL tower is accessible by public transportation. The nearest LRT station is Dang Wangi and monorail station is Raja Chulan. However, it is easier to take the purple bus that stops at KL 19 The Weld,Jalan Raja Chulan.
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I love to see big cities from above – the higher and taller, the better! So the KL Tower was a mandatory visit for me and it was definitely worthwhile! I’m pretty sure it’s also interesting at daytime.
So if you are around KL and would like to treat yourself to a fine meal, consider Atmosphere 360. The price is quite steep but the experience, I dare say, is worth it. But even if you don’t intend to dine, consider visiting the KL Tower to get excellent views of the city.