In the midst of the hustle and bustle of a global city, Kuala Lumpur proves that it has its moments of peaceful quiet and endearing romance. An economic hub of Asia, The city is also an ideal place for a couples getaway. Here are a few must-see places with your special someone.
TheanHou Buddhist Temple. Frolic in the distinctly Asian trappings of the region in this hilltop temple. Impressive in structure, the temple is devoted to the goddess Thean Hou. Its architecture is a mixture of Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian elements. Stroll hand-in-hand through a traditional Chinese garden replete with therapeutic herbs. If you’re feeling physical, indulge in some martial art classes like qigong and tai chi. You can even try out the fortune telling sticks if you would like to take a peek at the future of your relationship.
The temple is in the Jalan Syed Putra district, and is open from 9 AM to 6 PM local time.
Majestic Hotel’s Orchid Conservatory. For many people, romance means flowers. Why not fill the day with it? The Majestic Hotel’s tea room is a famous place to hang out — and for good reason. It houses an impressive adornment of many kinds of orchids. Nibble away at a snack or sip some English Tea while you take in the freshly scented air.
Genting Skyway. Take your love to new heights with a tour of the sky itself. 50 kilometers off the central area, the Genting Skyway is both the longest and fastest gondola lift in the region. Cruise through the Genting Highlands and get lost in the lush green surroundings.
The Coliseum. Fancy a movie? The Coliseum is considered the oldest running cinema in the country. It shows mainly Indian flicks. The style is reminiscent of 1920 architecture, and the theater is complete with a coffee shop right next to it. It’s the perfect spot for a date — go for an after-movie pastry in the same place that once entertained the country’s British colonials in the area. The coffee shop serves signature dishes that show off the region’s tastes. The old-world charm is immersive, and also nostalgic.
Villa Samadhi. Extend your couples getaway to a romantic evening in this villa resort. The place has the feel of a luxury villa, especially with its amenities catering specifically to couples. The staff is friendly, the amenities are top-class, and the place is far enough from the city to have its own feel of quiet.
Saga Hills. If a villa resort does not suit you, take to the outdoors and go to one of the best hikes in the region. Overlooking Malaysia’s capital city, Saga Hills has a picture-perfect waterfall that will inspire a romantic time.You can also choose among different trails of varying difficulty.
Kuala Lumpur is a place of contrasts. One one hand, it exudes the perennially busy Western culture, pausing only to pick up a fast food or for a quick chat on the phone. On the other hand, it has a calm and endearing face where nature thrives along with man. No matter what your preferences are, you will surely have an unparalleled good time in this city.