First impressions of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia

We flew to Kuala Lumpur - the capital of Malaysia andhaving already left the plane, it immediately became clear - this is not Thailand, it is a completely different country, although they are located in the same climatic zone and border each other. Sometimes it becomes interesting how two neighboring countries can develop in different ways. We had a lot planned, so in this and subsequent articles we will many photos of Kuala Lumpur, as well as the answer to the question of what to see in Kuala Lumpur.

So, what becomes noticeable first thing? That's right, the fact that the country is Muslim. Women are wrapped from head to toe in their hijabs, although roast is unimaginable. And men are not at all Thai-looking and with dark skin. Immediately I remembered Egypt and Turkey with their traditions. So it was hard to surprise us.

Muslim ladies in handkerchiefs

Muslim ladies in handkerchiefs

Some very graceful

Some very graceful

Muslim women in headscarves

Muslim women in headscarves

Women in headscarves

Women in headscarves

Muslims on the streets of Kuala Lumpur

Muslims on the streets of Kuala Lumpur

Patriots meet on the streets

Patriots meet on the streets

A little later, after wandering around the city, it becomesit is clear that in addition to Muslims, people of other religions are also missing here. And in general, one does not get the impression that he has fallen into a fully Muslim country, although judging by Wikipedia, the majority still adheres to this particular religion.

Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek) was closed

Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek) was closed

Entering Kuala Lumpur in the capital of Malaysia

Entering Kuala Lumpur in the capital of Malaysia

Bus out KLIA airport delivers us straight to the city center - KLSentral. After leaving the highly condemned space, there is a sharp stifling and it seems that there is nothing to breathe at all. And the humidity is such that you begin to look around, and not whether you are in the pool. The sun blinds so much that I envied my lens, which was fitted with a polarizing filter.

Heat and dazzling sun

Heat and dazzling sun

Having got used a little, the look begins involuntarilyslide along the wall of the nearest building, and rises higher and higher and rests against the sky and clouds. After all, somewhere there is the roof of the mirrored skyscraper, as well as its equally high neighbors. When watching, be careful, you can fall on your back. I have never been to America, but judging by the photos, there are the same tall buildings. Only here it is warmer a little, and women are "slightly" more conservative.

Dizzy skyscrapers

Dizzy skyscrapers

Skyscrapers through the thickets

Skyscrapers through the thickets

The modern city of Kuala Lumpur

The modern city of Kuala Lumpur

The modern city of Kuala Lumpur

The modern city of Kuala Lumpur

Just 150 years it took the locals toturn the village into a prosperous and modern city! Imagine 150 years ago, there were wooden barracks, and now skyscrapers, multi-level junctions, monorail ...

The modern city of Kuala Lumpur

The modern city of Kuala Lumpur

Subway in Kuala Lumpur under the skies

Subway in Kuala Lumpur under the skies

Modern metro in Kuala Lumpur

Modern metro in Kuala Lumpur

On the horizon, the television tower Menara

On the horizon, the television tower Menara

The modern city of Kuala Lumpur

The modern city of Kuala Lumpur

It's hard to squeeze in between skyscrapers

It's hard to squeeze in between skyscrapers

The modern city of Kuala Lumpur

The modern city of Kuala Lumpur

River in the city center of Kuala Lumpur

River in the city center of Kuala Lumpur

There is a lot of graffiti along the river.

There is a lot of graffiti along the river.

Shooting something by the river in the center of Kuala Lumpur

Shooting something by the river in the center of Kuala Lumpur

We settled in terrible hotel. Well, he probably in terms of price andthe quality is normal, but for a long time it was difficult in it, which in general we did not do. Blame for this, I think, was the lack of a window. This is a fairly frequent occurrence for low-cost Kuala Lumpur hotels in Chinatown (Chinatown). Indeed, why is it necessary if you come only to please your mortal body with a few hours of sleep. And everything would be fine, but only we washed the things on the first day, and they dried only for our departure, this is 100% humidity.

Our room at City Hotel in Chinatown

Our room at City Hotel in Chinatown

And then there were walks around the city and happiness in the formsidewalks. Well, how pleasant it is to walk along the road intended only for you, not to look around, expecting that another biker will knock you down, and not tack on the road traffic. If you walked in Thailand, you will understand me. In addition, often met with small gardens with benches and parks, which also has.

Sidewalks are needed here as there are pedestrians

Sidewalks are needed here as there are pedestrians

Sometimes sidewalks are made like in Thailand.

Sometimes sidewalks are made like in Thailand.

Perdelok-skutor here, too much less. So less noise and cleaner air. And although Kuala Lumpur is a big metropolis, it seemed to us quite clean. By the way, motorcyclists drive around here. Well, more precisely, the jacket is dressed backwards and backwards with a zipper. Apparently, not so much bleeding (they are afraid to freeze - only 35 in the shade), and so that the dirt does not fly so much. And why do not Thais do this? The problems should be the same.

Jackets to wear only back to front

Jackets to wear only back to front

Jackets to wear only back to front

Jackets to wear only back to front

Jackets to wear only back to front

Jackets to wear only back to front

Jackets to wear only back to front

Jackets to wear only back to front

I would also like to note that in addition to the high standard of living and technology, prices in Kula Lumpur are also increased, compared with the same Thailand (about 2 times there is a difference). So we had to lip up a little bit both in terms of the hotel and in terms of food.

Yes, I completely forgot about palm trees! They are here everywhere, at every step, like birch. Large such, high, and with thick trunks. Bananas just do not have enough with coconuts on them. And the countryside is full of palm plantation fields. They are still visible from the window of the plane - a bunch of little green hedgehogs.

Palm trees - millions of green hedgehogs

Palm trees - millions of green hedgehogs

Hedgehogs near

Hedgehogs near

Skyscrapers and palm trees

Skyscrapers and palm trees

Palm trees and other wild vegetation on the streets

Palm trees and other wild vegetation on the streets

In general, the palm trees here are solid and skyscrapers, skyscrapers and palm trees, well, women in headscarves ... These are the sights in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

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