Kuala Lumpur today is not at all like a small unimportant town, to whom he was about 140 years ago. Name metropolis Malay translated fairly trivial and means “muddy river mouth”. Kuala Lumpur grew up before our eyes on the site of the old village, where most miners lived tin, expanded and became truly one of the most beautiful capitals not only in Asia but throughout the world. Most locals styled city in its own way, for short – Kay El, but there is a more romantic nickname – the “city of gardens and lights:. In densely populated Malaysia has a lot of big cities, but Kuala Lumpur is a special metropolis, find yourself in the way you want, if not every first, every second, the traveler’s for sure. And really, why not get to Kuala Lumpur to witness the traditional Asian city that harmoniously coexists with ultra-modern buildings? Where else but in Kuala Lumpur, enjoy a walk on the beautiful landscaped gardens, parks and look around from the lookout Petronas Towers?
In Kuala Lumpur, we are waiting for the mass of interest – the mysterious Asia beckons, so go in the same way!
So, Kuala Lumpur is located in Malaysia, namely, in the south-western tip of the Malay Peninsula. Town nestled at the mouth of two tumultuous rivers Gombak and Klang, around Kuala Lumpur surrounded picturesque valleys and mountains. Every year the metropolis spread and now covers an area of over 245 square meters. km. there is no doubt that in the years to Kuala Lumpur will only grow.
In Kuala Lumpur, year-round warmth – the temperature is stable and is +26-28 degrees. Change the time of year to recognize a problem, as even rainfall evenly. However, most rainfall occurs in April and November-December.
We can say that Kuala Lumpur is quite young city. It was formed about 140 years ago and was originally a camp of tin miners who came here from China. In 1880, Kuala Lumpur became the administrative center of the principality of Selangor. After the cessation of tin mining Kuala Lumpur does not lose its territorial and political values, and in 1957, after getting rid of the British colonial rule in Kuala Lumpur is the capital of the independent Federation of Malaya. Only in 1983, Kuala Lumpur was named the capital of Malaysia. The rapid growth of Kuala Lumpur in recent decades provided the financial and economic success of Malaysia on the world market.
Now in Kuala Lumpur is home to over 1.5 million. In addition, the city annually visited by millions of tourists from different countries. Runs through the streets of the metropolis of more than 3 million vehicles and the environmental situation in the capital city of Malaysia is quite favorable. First of all, it is connected with the care of the authorities of the health of citizens. Almost all cars are equipped with wipers and work on bio-fuel in Kuala Lumpur many green spaces (parks, gardens, and parks). Modern Kuala Lumpur is a dynamic city that, however, has not lost its Asian roots. Here carefully watch over the national traditions, but do not impose their understanding of the world, but simply introduce the layman to him.
In its short history the city has not had time to acquire, however that may be, the great monuments of antiquity, but there are many interesting buildings. For example, the famous Twin Towers – Petronas Twins Towers. More recently Petronas Towers has the highest altitude in the world, but now the Giants moved to the third step, second only to the Dubai Tower and skyscrapers from Taiwan – Taipei 101. Grandiose construction height is 452 meters, and is about 10 meters longer yeM at Sears Tower – once the main rival of Malaysian “twins.” This amazing building is especially beautiful at night when it ignited a myriad of lights. By the new year Petronas Twins Taeurs decorate especially because its territory gather to celebrate the holiday tourists from all over the world. Admire the panorama of Kuala Lumpur can be a covered observation deck, which is located on the “Bridge of Heaven”, which has a length of 52 meters and connects the tower number 1 and number 2 tower. Bridge allows to survey the city from a 41st floor. By the way, the bridge consists of two floors, but outsiders are allowed the use of only one of them. Architecture Petronas, at first glance, has nothing to do with the Eastern traditions, but if you look at the floor plan carefully, you will notice that at the base of the structure is an eight-pointed star – an auspicious sign in the interpretation of Islam (approx. Islam professed by the majority of Malaysians). Another high-rise building, which is part-time observatory to explore Kuala Lumpur – Capital Tower, which bears the name Menard. Gigantic structure has a height of 421 meters and is now part of 10 of the tallest buildings in the world. Around the tower stretches a beautiful garden, and among the inhabitants of the city square, there is one notable instance – save trees. According to the stories guide this beautiful plant was artificially shifted from the construction site and planted in the ground. Thus, the tower builders have not given die piece of nature in the middle of concrete jungle. However, not only praise the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur. If you wish to enter the world of Eastern exotica and feel like it is in Asia – we invite you to Chinatown. This area could not be more like the modern inhabitants of the city of the first settlers, the Chinese, who arrived in the distant lands to search for “tin” happiness. This area is somewhat apart from the other districts of Kuala Lumpur, but by public transport or taxi here at hand, the main thing you need to know in which direction to go. Safely call address: Jalan Bandar, Jalan Sultan or Jalan Petaleng and you find yourself in the middle of it all means.
The Malaysia’s Chinatown, it is certainly shopping streets which abound in stores, shops, cafes, a Chinese restaurant, and the rooms of traditional healers and massage parlors. Leave without a purchase of Chinatown is unlikely, because so many of assorted goods, and even in the outer range, not just the average man dreamed, accustomed to the refined European commercial centers and “pious” American supermarkets. Unbeknownst to himself in Chinatown can spend the whole day and did not even know when it is the same it was evening or late at night. Still, after living here pulsates at any time. For example, on Jalan Petaling night is open market, which is famous for a great variety of products, low prices and lots of exotic characters. Street vendors sell everything – from exotic animals to rare medicinal herbs, yet here you can find the symbol of prosperity feng shui, real antiques, a lot of souvenir crafts. Hungry, do not hurry to go to a European restaurant, it is quite possible you will like the colorful local food. Benefit of dishes prepared right here with you, right on the street in the mobile carts – mobile kitchen.
Another attraction of Chinatown is the Temple Shu Yuen Chan C, which was sharper than 100 years ago. The walls are decorated with exquisite sanctuary images of dragons and gods. Believers come en masse to the walls of the temple to ask for his protection and the protection of the gods. If you’re lucky, you can see some interesting offerings and rituals to observe the priests.