Visiting the Petronas Towers is a must-do when you are in Kuala Lumpur. They are the tallest twin towers in the world at 451.8m high and a Malaysian icon.
The Best Time for Visiting the Petronas Towers
The best time for visiting the Petronas Towers is in the evening. You can time it so that you can see the KLCC light show which will save you from travelling back there.
The man-made lake in KLCC Park is just outside the towers. The KLCC Lake Symphony Light and Sound Water Fountain showtimes are 8 pm, 9 pm, and 10 pm daily. However, KLCC Lake Symphony Water Fountain showtimes (Lights only) are 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm, and 9:30 pm.
If you prefer to see the view during the day, I suggest going early before the storms roll in. You can then take a walk around KLCC Park when it’s a bit cooler.
When planning take notice of the opening times which are 9.00 am – 9.00 pm Tuesday to Sunday (Closed between 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm on Fridays). You have the choice of what time slot you want.
How Long Does it Take to Visit?
Allow about an hour for your tour of the Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers.
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How to Get Tickets & Cost
Admission tickets can be purchased directly online but they book out well in advance. My tip is to book as soon as you know when you want to visit.
Petronas Towers tickets are also sold on the day on a first-come basis. The booking office opens at 8.30 am but queues start to form sometimes from 6 am. The line can be pretty long and they sell out fast.
Adults are RM80 and Children aged 3-12 RM33, children under 3 have free twin towers admission.
What To See in The Towers
Firstly, you will need to redeem your online voucher for tickets at the Ticketing Counter located on the Concourse Level. There’s then usually a little wait before the tour group is called through.
Get there at least 15 minutes before your time slot. If you are late and miss it, you will not be allowed up and will not be eligible for a refund or to rebook.
Make sure you finish any food and drink before the tour as well as putting any chewing gum in the rubbish bin.
The Tour Guide takes you up to the Skybridge on the 41st Floor. These tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people so there’s plenty of room to look at the views and take photos.
The Skybridge is 170 meters above street level and connects the twin towers. However, the bridge is not fully attached to the main building to allow for small movements during high winds and to prevent it from breaking away.
After about ten minutes here, you are taken up to the Twin Towers Observation Deck on the 86th Floor. From 370 meters above the ground, the views are incredible. We arrived when it was clear and watched as the storm rolled in. It was amazing to see, especially if you love storms like me.
Not only do you have views of Kuala Lumpur city but also of the other famous tower here; Kuala Lumpur Tower. You can see it behind the other twin tower.
I won’t go into the engineering of this remarkable piece of architecture as there are plenty of models and interactive displays that can show you much better than I can.
At the end of the tour, like most places, you are taken down to the Gift Shop located on the Concourse Level.
Things To Do Nearby
Whilst visiting the Petronas Towers, why not check out other things to do. As mentioned above, if you are there at night, stay and see the KLCC Lake Symphony Light and Sound Water Fountain show.
The KLCC Park itself is a green oasis spread over 50 acres. It’s a beautiful park for a stroll, just be aware that it can get very hot and humid. We just about made it round but had to go to the shopping centre after to try and cool down. There is a children’s water play area but our girls were too old for it.
KLCC Park is also the best place to take photos of the Petronas Towers. This is where we took the one below.
Suria KLCC is a six storey shopping mall that includes many luxury stores and fashion labels. Make sure you pick up a Tourist Privilege Card at the Concierge Counter which will give you discounts at certain stores.
KLCC Suria also has plenty of options for food and drinks.
We used the trains when visiting the Petronas Towers (the nearest station is KLCC) as they are cheap and easy to navigate. However, if you want to travel by taxi, make sure they use the meter. Or download the Grab app.
Check out our Malaysia page for safety guidelines and other travel information.
Where to Stay
We stayed at Aloft KL Sentral as it was great value and very close to public transport. We would definitely book it again. We use booking.com mainly as they offer refunds on most bookings and are normally the same price or lower than booking direct.
If you are looking for a hotel close to Petronas Towers, then have a look at the options below:
If you’re in KL and looking for a tour, we use Get Your Guide. They have some great tours that are well priced.
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