Walking around Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I am strong believer of exploring places on foot or by using public transport if possible. That way you get the real flavor of the place, it's people and some of the cultural aspects. Otherwise you see the place only from touristic viewpoint and miss out the real stuff. Having said that, it also depends upon the time you have and who else is there in your group. So after considering various factors, you decide how you want to explore a place. When I was in Kuala Lumpur for a day, I had booked the cab to explore some of the main places to see in Kuala Lumpur City. But at the same time, I found opportunities to walk around the city and explore some of the things which I may have missed otherwise.     Area around Sultan Abdul Samad Building is pretty favorable if you like to walk around the city.     Supposedly the clock tower in this building is compared with London Clock tower although I felt that it's not a fair comparison. There is a huge ground in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Building , which is used for organizing some of the popular events in the city. This is almost city centre and as you walk, you would see some interesting shops and restaurants around this place. As you go towards the back side of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building , there is a well maintained water body with well paved paths around it and fountains. From here you see high rise buildings and their reflections in the market.     As you move a little away while walking, you are actually close to the KLCC - Kuala Lumpur City Centre.     This place is easily approachable through Metro as it's located at walkable distance and National Mosque of Malaysia is also pretty close to Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

I am strong believer of exploring places on foot or by using public transport if possible. That way you get the real flavor of the place, it's people and some of the cultural aspects. Otherwise you see the place only from touristic viewpoint and miss out the real stuff. Having said that, it also depends upon the time you have and who else is there in your group. So after considering various factors, you decide how you want to explore a place. When I was in Kuala Lumpur for a day, I had booked the cab to explore some of the main places to see in Kuala Lumpur City. But at the same time, I found opportunities to walk around the city and explore some of the things which I may have missed otherwise. 

Area around Sultan Abdul Samad Building is pretty favorable if you like to walk around the city. 

Supposedly the clock tower in this building is compared with London Clock tower although I felt that it's not a fair comparison. There is a huge ground in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Building , which is used for organizing some of the popular events in the city.

There are some amazing old and new buildings around the city centre. Apart from that, there are plenty of places to enjoy local food, do some shopping and walk around the green landscapes. The places are very well maintained and walking around these streets can be a very enriching experience.

This is almost city centre and as you walk, you would see some interesting shops and restaurants around this place. As you go towards the back side of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building , there is a well maintained water body with well paved paths around it and fountains. From here you see high rise buildings and their reflections in the market. 

This was the place when I did currency conversion. KLCC is short form of Kuala Lumpur City Center.     4. National Mosque of Malaysia : National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur is very close to the KLCC and it would not be wrong if I say that it's at walkable distance.

As you move a little away while walking, you are actually close to the KLCC - Kuala Lumpur City Centre. 

Initially we got an impression that only Muslims are allowed inside the Mosque but that's not true. If you want to visit the mosque, your body should be covered properly. If you are wearing shorts, there are cloths to cover the body.     The mosque is beautiful and very photogenic. A detailed post would be published soon.

This place is easily approachable through Metro as it's located at walkable distance and National Mosque of Malaysia is also pretty close to Sultan Abdul Samad Building. 

If you are interested in knowing more about the history of Sultan Abdul Samad Building then I would recommend you to check this link.     You may also want to check out following links about Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia -     How I got Free entry to Malaysia with USA Visa  The famous Petronas Twin Towers of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia & things to do around it  The famous Batu Caves of Kuala Lumpur with world's tallest statue of Lord Murugan  National Mosque - A modern piece of architecture at a peaceful location in Kuala Lumpur  Up in the air - from India to Cambodia through Kualalumpur  Top 5 places to visit/explore in a day around Kualalumpur, Malayasia

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