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King's Palace (Istana Negara) Tours and Activities

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King's Palace (Istana Negara)
The Malaysian equivalent to Buckingham Palace, the King's Palace (Istana Negara) attracts thousands of visitors with its golden domes and Islamic-style architecture. Although you can’t explore the palace, you can learn about the Malaysian monarchy at the Royal Museum, located on the palace grounds. 

The Basics 
The Royal King's Palace serves as the official residence of the supreme King of Malaysia, who relocated to Kuala Lumpur in 2011. The palace symbolizes an important part of Malaysia’s heritage and is featured on the majority of Kuala Lumpur sightseeing tours. Time-pressed travelers can visit as part of an express tour, which typically covers the Petronas Twin Towers and the Batu Caves, or add the landmark on to a customizable itinerary during a private tour. Many tours transport you around Malaysia’s capital in air-conditioned comfort, a stress-free way to escape the humidity. 

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • The Royal King's Palace is a must-see for history buffs and culture vultures. 
  • You can take photographs at the main palace entrance. 
  • The palace was originally a mansion owned by a Chinese millionaire. 
  • Book your Royal Museum admission ticket in advance to avoid waiting in line. 

How to Get There
The easiest way to reach the palace from KL’s main tourist hub of Bukit Bintang is to take a taxi ordered using an online app. If you want to tick off multiple sights in one day, the easiest way to explore the city is as part of a sightseeing tour, which typically includes round-trip transfers. 

When to Get There 
The Royal Museum is open daily from morning until late afternoon. You can catch a Changing of the Guard ceremony outside the palace at certain intervals; check the website for an up-to-date schedule. 

The Royal Museum 
Behind the opulent exterior of the former king’s palace, which was left in favor of the current Royal King's Palace in 2011, you’ll find the two-story Royal Museum. The museum gives visitors a glimpse into the former royal living quarters and access to 22 interior palace spaces, including the King and Queen’s sleeping quarters and the dining hall. 
Address: Jalan Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50566, Malaysia
Admission: Varies
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Private Tour Kuala Lumpur with Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck & Batu Cave

Private Tour Kuala Lumpur with Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck & Batu Cave

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Get a bird’s-eye view over Kuala Lumpur from the Observation Deck of the 88-story Petronas Twin Towers. Private transport with a professional driver lets you sightsee around the city as well as to Batu Caves. Visit sites of historical value such as Merdeka Square (Independence Square) and the National Mosque, and shop at Central Market or the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. Then head to Batu Caves and climb the 272 steps to its Hindu shrine.
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  • 8 hours
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Full Day Kuala Lumpur Top Most 23 Attractions City Tour

Full Day Kuala Lumpur Top Most 23 Attractions City Tour

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See The Highlights Of Kuala Lumpur With Your Own Personal Driver On This Full-Day Private Tour. Visit The Petronas Twin Towers, Lake Gardens And Kuala Lumpur Railway Station; Stroll Through Chinatown And Little India; And Explore The Impressive Batu Caves. You’ll Hear Insider Tips About The City And Discover Its Diverse History And Cultural Heritage. Hotel Pickup And Drop-Off Are Included. 8-Hour Private Tour Of Kuala Lumpur Attractions, Led By A Personal Driver See The Petronas Twin Towers, National Monument And National Mosque Of Malaysia Stroll Through The Lake Gardens (Perdana Botanical Garden) And Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Explore The Central Market And Petaling Street See Statues Of Hindu Gods At The Batu Caves. Port Pick-Up & Drop-Off Included.
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Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour

Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour

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Experience the unique blend of modern, historic, secular, and religious sights found in Kuala Lumpur during this half-day sightseeing tour. Explore iconic landmarks like the sky-high Petronas Towers, see the country’s National Mosque and explore the exquisite architecture of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, plus much more. Upgrade to explore the city on a private tour sith a private driver.
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Private Guided Kuala Lumpur Day Trip With Skip-the-Line Petronas Twin Towers

Private Guided Kuala Lumpur Day Trip With Skip-the-Line Petronas Twin Towers

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Discover Kuala Lumpur with a personal guide on a full-day tour of the city’s top sites, from Petronas Twin Towers to the shrines at Batu Caves. Climb into cave temples with great views, soar to the Petronas Twin Towers’ observation deck, tour the National Museum and downtown sites, and more. Traveling through the city with a private driver makes this a convenient way to explore, with skip-the-line admission to the towers and round-trip transport from hotels in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.
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Private Tour : Kuala Lumpur Excursion with Petronas Entry Tickets - Port Klang

Private Tour : Kuala Lumpur Excursion with Petronas Entry Tickets - Port Klang

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The Private Tour in Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur with a character of its own is also known for its colorful culture, races and traditions. The city is further furnished by its interesting architecture, prominent landmarks and unique building. You will be amaze to see that the oriental and colonial part of the city intervene with interesting Moorish, Mogul and Islamic stylish building.This tour is specially for those coming via cruise ships.
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  • 8 hours
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Full-Day Kuala Lumpur 20 Attractions City Tour with Petronas Twin Tower Tickets

Full-Day Kuala Lumpur 20 Attractions City Tour with Petronas Twin Tower Tickets

Discover the best that Kuala Lumpur has to offer during this full-day private tour. Get a bird’s-eye view over Kuala Lumpur from the Observation Deck of the 88-story Petronas Twin Towers. Visit the city’s key landmarks such as the famous Kuala Lumpur Tower, King’s Palace, the National Mosque as well as Batu Caves. Learn about Malaysia’s rich history from its years of colonial occupation by the Portuguese, Dutch, and English to its present-day independence.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Cruise Excursion: Kuala Lumpur Full-day City Tour (17 Attractions)

Cruise Excursion: Kuala Lumpur Full-day City Tour (17 Attractions)

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Our English-speaking driver meet at the port arrival hall and proceed the tour. See all of the sites while in port on this Kuala Lumpur private shore excursion city sightseeing tour. This full-day experience offers travelers a unique look at the capital of Malaysia, including landmarks, history and culture. Marvel at the impressive statues that call the Batu Caves home, then visit and stop for photos at inner-city landmarks like the King’s Palace, the National Monument and the Petronas Twin Towers. Enjoy the convenience of private transport to place like the National Mosque, Petronas Twin Towers and King’s Palace. Learn about pewter artwork at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre and enjoy a traditional lunch all as part of this incredible tour.
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Private Tour: 2 in 1 Kuala Lumpur & Malacca Historical Day Tour

Private Tour: 2 in 1 Kuala Lumpur & Malacca Historical Day Tour

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Enjoy the features recorded city of Kuala Lumpur and Malacca during this entire day private visit. Kuala Lumpur offers you the opportunity to see the huge places of interest and tourist spots of the Malaysian capital, visit the Petronas Twin Towers, Thean Hou , King's Palace, Merdeka Square, National Monument and the National Mosque. Not just that, You'll get the opportunity to visit the milestones in Malacca including Porta De Santiago, St. Paul's Church, Christ Church, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and the Red Dutch Square. Once the tour ends, you will be dropped off back to your hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
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  • 12 hours
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Kuala Lumpur Cruise Excursions from Port Klang for KL City Tour

Kuala Lumpur Cruise Excursions from Port Klang for KL City Tour

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A Journey in a private tour with your hired driver to the heart of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) to view and experience the growing and developing city by your own trip and skip the tour agency. You will be visiting to most of the famous places and top attractions in Kuala Lumpur especially the Batu Caves, Twin tower and few other more with a private 6 seater vehicle without any hassle and control your own time and plan plus the driver will make sure you will be back at the port before the ship depart.
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KL Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass

KL Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass

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See Kuala Lumpur's best sights and attractions with one pass that lets you visit each one at your own pace. This KL Hop On Hop Off Bus Pass allows you to get on the hop on, hop off bus for 24 or 48 hours, and ride it as it stops at some of the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, such as Aquaria, Karyaneka, Chinatown, the dazzling Central Market, Little India, The National Museum, Bird Park and so much more. You get to choose where you want to stop and explore by simply hopping off the bus when you've reached your desired area. And then, after you're done exploring, just hop back onto the next bus that arrives and continue on your sightseeing journey. You can get a pass for one or two days of exploration, so you can make sure you choose a schedule that fits your needs best. It's one of the best ways to get around Kuala Lumpur to see the sights!
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Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Tour

Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Tour

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See the best of Kuala Lumpur on this morning or afternoon city highlights tour that showcases top landmarks, attractions, and sites. See where Old World meets New World as you follow your guide to the King's Palace and Merdeka Square. Make stops at the National Museum, National Mosque, and other key destinations. This tour includes round-trip hotel transportation and guarantees a good time!
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  • 3 hours
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Kuala Lumpur Half Day City Tour

Kuala Lumpur Half Day City Tour

Enjoy your half day Kuala Lumpur city tour with us, We cover more attractions than ever by the main city. Contrast the magnificent skyscrapers and upscale shopping malls with the colonial buildings and atmospheric street markets. • See Kuala Lumpur's top historical sites in just half a day • Stop at the Thean Hou temple,King’s Palace,Merdeka Square and many more! • Relax with round-trip transportation covered
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour : Kuala Lumpur 2 Days of Wonders

Private Tour : Kuala Lumpur 2 Days of Wonders

2 Days in Kuala Lumpur? If your stopover in Malaysia consists of 48 hours in Kuala Lumpur, you'll have ample time to see most of the must-visit attractions in the city centre as well as plan a day trip to the outskirts of the city, where you can enjoy some of Malaysia’s mountainous view & nature. If you’re unsure of what to do and see in KL in 2 days, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the city’s landmarks and iconic architecture, as well as tranquil temples, high-altitude attraction and fireflies park situated on the outskirts of the city. All private & exclusive.
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  • 2 days
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Kuala Lumpur Private City Tour

Kuala Lumpur Private City Tour

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Enjoy all the highlights of Malaysia’s capital city on this private tour of Kuala Lumpur. Check out the National Museum, National Mosque, the Kuala Lumpur Railways Station, the King’s Palace and other important landmarks around the city. Your informative guide will offer insight and history as you take in the wonder of this unique destination where old meets new. Your tour concludes with a stop at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, where you’ll learn about the art of pewter smithing.
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  • 3 hours
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SHARED <> Kuala Lumpur City Half Day Tour

SHARED <> Kuala Lumpur City Half Day Tour

Experience the unique blend of modern, historic, secular and religious sights found in Kuala Lumpur during this 3.5hours sightseeing tour. Explore iconic landmarks like the sky-high Petronas Towers, see the country’s National Mosque and explore the exquisite architecture of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, plus much more. A driver and round-trip hotel transport are also included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour : Kuala lumpur city tour

Private Tour : Kuala lumpur city tour

*See eight top Kuala Lumpur attractions, * including Petronas Twin Towers *Learn about Malaysian history, culture—and chocolate!—from your local guide *Relax with pickup and drop-off from city hotels *Choose between morning and afternoon departures
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  • 4 hours
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KL Half Day City Tour <-> SHARED

KL Half Day City Tour <-> SHARED

Experience the unique blend of modern, historic, secular and religious sights found in Kuala Lumpur during this 3.5hours sightseeing tour. Explore iconic landmarks like the sky-high Petronas Towers, see the country’s National Mosque and explore the exquisite architecture of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, plus much more. A driver and round-trip hotel transport are also included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Kuala Lumpur Half Day City Tour

Kuala Lumpur Half Day City Tour

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Experience the unique blend of modern, historic, secular and religious sights found in Kuala Lumpur during this half-day sightseeing tour. Explore iconic landmarks like the sky-high Petronas Towers, see the country’s National Mosque and explore the exquisite architecture of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, plus much more. A driver and round-trip hotel transport are also included. # Discover the unique blend of Muslim, Chinese, Indian and European culture found in this cosmopolitan city. # Check out the towering glass and steel facades of the Petronas Towers # Experience a slice of Malaysian religious life at the National Mosque and Thean Hou Temple. # Great way to explore Kuala Lumpur's history, religious traditions and architecture
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  • 3 hours
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Cruise Ship Excursion from Port Klang for Kuala Lumpur City Tour

Cruise Ship Excursion from Port Klang for Kuala Lumpur City Tour

A Journey in a private tour with your hired driver to the heart of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) to view and experience the growing and developing city by your own trip and skip the tour agency. You will be visiting to most of the famous places and top attractions in Kuala Lumpur especially the Batu Caves, Twin tower and few other more with a private 6 seater vehicle, Van, Premium and luxury Car based on your choice without any hassle and control your own time and plan plus the driver will make sure you will be back at the port before the ship depart.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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$86.06
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Day Trip from Port Klang Terminal to Kuala Lumpur City with Lunch (JOIN TOUR)

Day Trip from Port Klang Terminal to Kuala Lumpur City with Lunch (JOIN TOUR)

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This day tour is designed especially for cruise ship passengers, and is ideal for travelers staying in Kuala Lumpur for a short time. Be picked up directly from the Port Klang Cruise Terminal so you don’t waste a sightseeing minute. Visit the must-see highlights of the city, including the Petronas Twin Towers, the Batu Caves temple, a batik factory and much more, to learn about Malaysia’s traditional and contemporary culture. - Convenient pick-up location and itinerary for cruise ship passengers - Make the most of a day in the city with a tour covering the main attractions - Enjoy a special lunch in Little India, served on a banana leaf (included) - Benefit from an English-speaking chauffeur and full commentary
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  • 6 hours
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$77.30
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Private Full-Day Tour in Kuala Lumpur with Lunch

Private Full-Day Tour in Kuala Lumpur with Lunch

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This full-day Kuala Lumpur sightseeing tour showcases the best of the city. Experience the energy of Independence Square, revel at the height of the Petronas Twin Towers, wander the halls of the National Museum and sample traditional fare during lunch at a local restaurant. Explore the streets of Little India and the stalls of the local craft center before enjoying a guided tour of Batu Caves Hindu temple—one of the city’s architectural masterpieces!
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  • 7 hours
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$86.67
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$86.67
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Kuala Lumpur Shore Excursion: Private Kuala Lumpur City Sightseeing Tour

Kuala Lumpur Shore Excursion: Private Kuala Lumpur City Sightseeing Tour

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See all of the sites while in port on this Kuala Lumpur private shore excursion city sightseeing tour. This full-day experience offers travelers a unique look at the capital of Malaysia, including landmarks, history, culture and food. Enjoy the convenience of private transport to place like the National Mosque, Petronas Twin Towers and King’s Palace. Explore the halls of the National Museum with your private guide who will offer insight and information about all of the artifacts on display. Learn about pewter artwork at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre and enjoy a traditional lunch all as part of this incredible tour.
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  • 7 hours
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$174.00
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$174.00
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Private Kuala Lumpur Photographic Tour With Petronas Twin Towers

Private Kuala Lumpur Photographic Tour With Petronas Twin Towers

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Amateur and professional photographers receive personalized attention on this private half-day tour of Kuala Lumpur. Focus your camera lens over a panorama of the city skyline from two iconic spots: Kuala Lumpur Tower and the Observation Deck and Skybridge at Petronas Twin Towers. Frame the perfect up-close photo at Thean Hou Temple, Merdeka Square, the Old Railway Station and more as you sightsee with your driver. Admission tickets included.
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  • 6 hours
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$102.57
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$102.57
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Private Tour with Local Host : Kuala Lumpur Full Day City Highlights

Private Tour with Local Host : Kuala Lumpur Full Day City Highlights

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See more of Kuala Lumpur in less of the time on this convenient door-to-door guided tour. Visit the National Museum, the Petronas Twin Towers, Little India, the Batu Caves, the National Mosque, and the National Monument, and watch pewter craftspeople and batik artists at work. Upgrade to include tickets to the KL Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur) observation deck.
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  • 8 hours
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$119.11
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