20 Best City Breaks in the World


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia’s multi-cultural capital boasts attractions for all, with gleaming modern skyscrapers, quaint colonial architecture, and parks and green places galore beckoning those fortunate enough to visit.

Kuala Lumpur’s spectacular skyline is a sight to behold, especially after dark, when bright lights illuminate the skies and the city comes to life. The Petronas Towers — at 451 metres tall — dominate, and are a must on most tourist agendas. Head to the Sky Bridge and Observation Deck for a fresh perspective on Kuala Lumpur, before returning to street level to get up close and personal with all the major sights.

There’s a great deal to see in the city, but it’s worth taking a short excursion north of Kuala Lumpur, where the Batu Caves await. Set in a 400 million year old limestone cliff, the site includes an ancient temple, which is the focal point for the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam. Thousands flock here to take part in the festivities each year. Like to join them? We can’t recommend a visit enough.