The major tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur include the Petronas Towers (map), which is in the *Golden Triangle, Bukit Bintang (map) shopping district, the Kuala Lumpur Tower (map), *Petaling Street (Chinatown, map), the Merdeka Square (map), the National Palace (Istana Negara, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim, map), the National Museum (map), Islamic Arts Museum (map).
Central Market (map), Perdana Botanical Garden (map), Aquaria KLCC (map) and religious sites such as the Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque (map), Thean Hou Temple (map) and Buddhist Maha Vihara (map) in Brickfield.
Kuala Lumpur plays host to many cultural festivals such as the Thaipusam (worldtravelfamily.com) procession at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple (map).
Suria KLCC (map) is one of Malaysia’s premier upscale shopping destination due to its location beneath the Petronas Twin Towers. Apart from Suria KLCC, Bukit Bintang district has the highest concentration of shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur. It includes: Pavilion (map), Fahrenheit 88 (map), Plaza Low Yat (map), Berjaya Times Square (map), Lot 10 (map), Sungei Wang Plaza (map) and Quill City Mall (map).
Chinatown (especially Jalan Sultan, Jalan Hang Lekir and Jalan Petaling, map) in the city centre and Jalan Alor in the Golden Triangle have some of the greatest concentrations of coffee shops and stalls. They mostly open only at night.