KL Tower
Menara Kuala Lumpur

KL Tower

KL Tower is the 7th tallest telecommunications tower in the world with a height of 421m (it dropped one place in the rankings following the opening of Tokyo Skytree in 2012).

Its Observation Deck is at a less impressive 276m, being situated on the lowest of the six levels in the head of the tower, but as the tower stands on top of a small hill, it still gives excellent views of Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding regions. Above the observation deck is the Sky Deck at 300 metres above ground level.

KL Tower's views are more spectacular than those from the Skybridge at Petronas Twin Towers but Petronas' viewing deck over 80 floors up has taken over the number one spot for views.

KL Tower was opened to the public in 1996, nearly 5 years after construction started. It offers the same sort of visitor experience as similar towers in Seoul and Auckland which I have also visited.

KL Tower was previously owned by Telecom Malaysia but has since been transferred into private ownership.  

Here are some of the other attractions at the tower:

Sky Box

The latest attraction is the Sky Box which is a glass bottomed platform extending out from the Sky Deck, 300 meters up. If you are not scared of heights and have confidence in the strength of the glass you can stand on this platform and enjoy fantastic views and get your photo taken.

Tower Walk 100

Another activity for thrill-seekers, you can walk around the outside of the tower at great height while safely wearing safety harnesses and helmets.

XD Theatre

A a 6D motion simulated thrill ride for ages 6 and above.

Blue Coral Aquarium

Colourful clown fish, sharks and other tropical sea creatures are on display in this coral-filled aquarium.

KL Forest Eco Park

The Tower is located within Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, a micro-sized rain forest in the heart of the city. It was actually gazetted as a forest reserve in 1906 meaning that it has plenty of old and large trees along its well laid-out nature trails. It is a fun place to explore for adults and kids and there is an outdoor exercise area. Entrance is free and you can even make use of a complimentary guide if you want (not that you could get seriously lost but the guide can point out animal and plant life that you might otherwise overlook.)

Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve has now been rebranded as KL Forest Eco Park and boasts an impressive new 200m canopy walk.

Upside Down House

This is the first upside house attraction in KL although there are others in Melaka, Port Dickson and Sabah. Popular place for those social media photos.

Cultural Show

On my three visits to the KL Tower I have not yet tried the Cultural Village. It seems very touristy and a bit artificial to recreate a traditional Malaysian kampung on the roof of a multi-storey car park. But it has been done well and if you are on a short trip to KL and want to absorb as much culture as possible then give it a go.

Mini Zoo

My kids did make me go here. It is a small enclosure with an albino python and other snakes, parrots, monkeys, rabbits, spiders and so on. The entrance fee can be included with the Tower entrance ticket depending on which ticket package you opt for.

KL Tower International BASE Jump

For the really adventurous, the Tower is the venue for a base-jump event held every year or so (base-jumping is where people leap off the tops of tall buildings with a parachute). If this crazy activity is your cup of tea you can refer to the organizers' website for details.

International Towerthon Challenge

This is another annual extreme event held at the Tower where thousands of contestants run up 2058 steps to the top of the tower for pride and certificates. 

Revolving Restaurant

One floor above the Observation Deck is a Revolving Restaurant called Atmosphere360. I took my wife and some visitors there for dinner one evening. It was not cheap but the ticket included a visit to the Observation Deck. While the night view is impressive (especially the view of the spectacular Petronas Twin Towers) I think there is more to see in the daytime. Also bear in mind that if it is cloudy or raining (which happens often) there will be nothing to see at night.

There is also an Indian restaurant called Moghul Mahal which I have not tried yet and a pizza restaurant.

View from the Observation Deck of KL Tower

2024 Ticket Prices

Walk-in prices are given below. You may find better deals online. 


Observation Deck

  • International: RM 60 Adult, RM 40 Child
  • Malaysian: RM 30 Adult, RM 20 Child

Sky Deck (includes Sky Box & Observation Deck)

  • International: RM 110 Adult, RM 65 Child
  • Malaysian: RM 71 Adult, RM 37 Child

Tower Walk 100

  • International: RM 30 Adult, RM 20 Child
  • Malaysian: RM 10 Adult, RM 5 Child

Opening Hours for KL Tower

The Observation Deck and other facilities are open from 9am to 10pm every day of the year.

How to Get To KL Tower


Menara Kuala Lumpur

No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off Jalan P.Ramlee

50250 Kuala Lumpur


Tel: +603 2020 5421

Fax: +603 2098 7001

The location is marked on the map on my Top KL Attractions page.

Parking is available:

- Covered RM 4 first hour, every subsequent hour RM 3.  After 6pm RM 5 flat rate.

- Open parking RM 3 first hour. Subsequent hours RM 8.50 flat rate.


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