Get your phones out as you go around Kuala Lumpur to get the best shots the city has to offer.

Noting the race to have most envy-worthy Instagram feed amongst travel addicts, London transport company Hoppa conducted research ranking cities of the world for being most popular on Instagram. And surprise surprise, Kuala Lumpur made it to the ‘Top 50 Instagram Destinations’ at the 39thplace.

Kuala Lumpur also placed fourth as a city with the most Insta-worthy scenery. Ahead of it were cities like Santiago, Chile, followed by Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Kiev, Ukraine. Kuala Lumpur beat out other popular destinations like Phuket, Thailand and Cape Town, South Africa.

We took the liberty scouring for the most Insta-worthy sceneries in Kuala Lumpur. If we don’t appreciate our city, who will?

Batu Caves

The newly painted 272 rainbow coloured stairs of the temple has made this place popular amongst tourists seeking cultural vibes. Head there early morning to get some shots minus the crowd. If you have the time to spare you can explore the caves as well.

Putra Mosque

Facing the Putrajaya lake, this mosque is rated to be one of the most modern mosques in the world.  Its magnificent architecture combines Malaysian, Persian and Arab-Islamic architectural designs and is fashioned in the likeness of public building gates in Muslim Persia.

KL Forest Eco Park

Located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this is one of the oldest permanent forest reserves in the country. Kuala Lumpur is the only city in the world to have a rainforest right at its heart.

Heli Lounge Bar

While most helipads are spots for helicopters to land, the Heli Lounge Bar is also one of the coolest nightspots in town. Heli Lounge Bar, also known as Helipad Bar KL, is one the best rooftop bars which gives you a 360° view of the city.

Botanical Gardens

Previously known as Taman Tasik Perdana or Lake Gardens, the Botanical Gardens is located at the Heritage Park of Kuala Lumpur. With a history of more than a decade, it has always been part of the green lung of the city.


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Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world to date. They are one of the most iconic landmarks in the city, one of the must-visit locations in tourist itinerary.


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KL Tower

Another iconic landmark of the city, this communications tower is the tallest telecommunications tower in Southeast Asia and the seventh tallest in the world. The Sky Box at Sky Deck KL Tower, located some 300 metres above ground makes for one of the best spots for your Instastories.

Merchant Lane

The quiet and quaint Merchant Lane offers an escape from bustling China Town. Besides taking nice photos, head here for some handcrafted coffee and tea.

Thean Hou Temple

The six-tiered temple dedicated to the Queen of Heaven, Thean Hou, is one of the oldest and largest temples in Southeast Asia. It becomes crowded with tourists during Chinese festival times and the birthdays of the various temple gods.


Also known as ‘Little India’, Brickfields is a place to go to for all things Indian. From colourful garlands and costumes to a banana leaf feast, you will find it all here.


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