Menara Tower in Kuala Lumpur - 6th highest in the world

When is the best way to climb all kinds of observation platforms? That's right, in clear and sunny weather. But this is not about us, as in the situation with Olympic tower in Munich, we are not lucky. On the first day of our arrival in Kuala lumpur The weather was the best, but we lasted all day after a long and sleepless journey. And what was our surprise that the rest 3 days it was raining and the city was covered with a haze of clouds.

Near the tower grows a tall and thick tree, which is almost a hundred years old. When Menara was built, the locals did not allow it to be cut, and now it grows nearby, and Bukit Nanas Park is made around it.

Old tree near the Menara

Old tree near the Menara

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Menara Tower in Kuala Lumpur

Menara (Menara Kuala Lumpur or Menara KL Tower)- a television tower with a height of 421 meters, considered the 4th tallest in the world among similar towers, according to the builders themselves. True, their opinions differ from Wikipedia, because progress does not stand still, and towers were built higher, and in reality it is now the 6th highest in the world.

However, for us it is not so much the height of the Menara Tower itself that is important, but the height of its observation platform, and here Menara will be in one of the first places, at least exactly above the Ostankino Tower.

Stand with all the tall towers

Stand with all the tall towers

Ostankino Tower in second place

Ostankino Tower in second place

A little upset because of the bad weather, we allsame climbed the tower of Menara. We bravely waited for the end of the rain, sitting in a cafe at the foot and eating the food brought with us, but we did not wait. Above the rain was not visible, but the horizon was all enveloped in white mist, and it’s a pity because there is a chain of mountains.

Romantic lunch near the Tower of Menara

Romantic lunch near the Tower of Menara

View from the foot of the tower at Bukit Nanas and the city

View from the foot of the tower at Bukit Nanas and the city

Cafe near the Menara Tower

Cafe near the Menara Tower

Nevertheless, we did not regret how muchspent time and money. I’m for sure, because my element is air, and I love all kinds of heights. We were higher than all the skyscrapers in the area, well, except maybe Petronas Twin Towers (Petronas).

On the elevator to the sky

On the elevator to the sky

Kuala Lumpur from a height

Kuala Lumpur from a height

Kuala Lumpur from a height

Kuala Lumpur from a height

Someone in the hotel has a swimming pool

Someone in the hotel has a swimming pool

Monorail Station in Kuala Lumpur from a height

Monorail Station in Kuala Lumpur from a height

Traffic jams

Traffic jams

Kuala Lumpur from a height

Kuala Lumpur from a height

Kuala Lumpur from a height

Kuala Lumpur from a height

At the entrance to the Menara view platform to allissued a media player with a screen and headphones, with which the virtual guide will give you a tour in Russian! There are other languages, if after long wanderings you have already forgotten how to perceive the Russian language. There is only one difficulty here - it is quite difficult to simultaneously photograph, listen and find the sights told by Kuala Lumpur outside the window.

Stand with headphones

Stand with headphones

Virtual Guide Media Player

Virtual Guide Media Player

Virtual tour

Virtual tour

I was also pleased that at almost every checkpoint (specific point of the excursion) there are free binoculars, and you can see what the boss does with his secretary in the nearby skyscraper.

We look through binoculars

We look through binoculars

Observation deck on the Menara Tower

Observation deck on the Menara Tower

Kuala Lumpur in the evening

Kuala Lumpur in the evening

Kuala Lumpur and Petronas Towers in the evening

Kuala Lumpur and Petronas Towers in the evening

Exhibition in the hall of Menara - as many as 6 phones!

Exhibition in the hall of Menara - as many as 6 phones!

Foot of the Menara Tower

Foot of the Menara Tower

Cultural Village

In addition to the viewing platform attached to the ticketappendage to choose from: Cultural Village (Cultural Village) or Animal Zone (Mini Zoo) + F1 slot machine + pony rides. Our choice fell on the village, because we are “smart,” and it was time to go out in the open.

Entrance to the cultural village

Entrance to the cultural village

Most of all we were pleased with the bamboo house. Twenty years ago, I could only dream of such a thing, building huts in the trees with other boys.

Cultural Village - Bamboo House

Cultural Village - Bamboo House

Cultural village at the foot of the Menara

Cultural village at the foot of the Menara

Cultural village at the foot of the Menara

Cultural village at the foot of the Menara

After inspecting all the huts, and finally getting wet, the caring staff of the village offered us an umbrella. Just in time.

Bukit nanas

If you have time, also go to the park.Bukit Nanas, which is located at the foot of the tower. Logging in is hard to find and easier to ask. For reference, the passage between the small gray building and the entrance to the Animal Zone leads to the entrance to the park.

Walkway to the park Bukit Nanas

Walkway to the park Bukit Nanas

Entrance to the park Bukit Nanas

Entrance to the park Bukit Nanas

Map Park Bukit Nanas

Map Park Bukit Nanas

Bukit Nanas is a corner of the local jungle inthe city center, where you can get a little idea of ​​the local flora without leaving the metropolis. It is small and begins with suspended bridges. For a moment, it seems that he has fallen into the past or into the film “And Thunder Has Been Boiled,” after the story of the same name by Ray Bredberry.

Please note that it closes at 6 pm. Apparently specially before the darkness is closed.

Park Bukit Nanas

Park Bukit Nanas

Park Bukit Nanas

Park Bukit Nanas

Information to visit

- The cost of climbing the tower: 45 RM (450r) per adult, and 35 RM (350r) per child.
- The nearest metro station is KLCC, and the nearest Dong monorail station. Next walk 10-15 minutes. On the map it is not difficult.
- From the entrance to the Tower of Menara a minibus runs right up to the barrier, located 500 meters away. If the time coincided, then you can go, but you should not wait for it on purpose.
- Taxi from the foot of the tower costs 20RM to the stationmetro KLCC. From the taxi gate there is already 15 RM to the KLCC metro. And if you walk another 100 meters, where the main road is, you can get there by the meter for 4 RM.
- The tower is open from 9 am to 9.30 pm.

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