When visiting in Malaysia, the majestic, beauty of the Petronas Towers are a site to be seen. Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Petronas Towers are the city’s official landmark. And if you think the view during the day is breathtaking, then you will more than appreciate the evening view, which is simply stunning. All of the lights along the buildings and within the buildings vicinity are just beautiful and again, breathtaking.
The Petronas Towers are the world’s largest set of twin towers. They were tallest building in the world, in general, until 2004 when the Taipei 101 was constructed, but the Petronas Towers still remain to be the world’s tallest twin buildings. The Petronas Towers postmodern style, was designed by an Argentine Architect by the name of César Pelli. Planning of the towers began on January 1, 1992, with the construction concluding on April 1, 1994.
With the structural design engineers working out of NYC, and with the wind-tunnel consultants and elevator design consultants being from Canada, the construction of the Petronas Towers was a multinational building effort. The 88-floor towers, whose design was inspired by the tradition and culture of Islam, include many Islamic symbols. The interior design features traditional Malaysian cultural aspects, which include beautiful artistry fabrics and carvings.
Visitors of Malaysia will more than appreciate the Petronas Towers when they visit the skybridge within the towers, which connects the two towers and offers an amazing view of Malysia where sight seers can enjoy the view, while also capturing memories with photographs. The skybridge connects the the two towers 41stand 42nd floors, and is also the highest skybridge in the world. The skybridge is open to visitors with the purchase of a ticket, and is limited to 1,000 visitors per day.
There are plenty of other attractions below these beautiful towers, as well. At the foot of the towers, you’ll find Suria KLCC, which is one of the largest malls in Malaysia and the KLCC park. Suria KLCC is an upscale retail shopping center where you’ll find mainly foreign luxury goods, as well as high-end fashion labels. Suria KLCC also attracts visitors with its art gallery, an underground aquarium, a science center and a philharmonic theater.
The Petronas Gallery
The art gallery is better known as the Petronas Gallery. The Petronas Gallery is a non-profit visual arts gallery that was established in 1993 to promote the artwork of Malaysian artists. The Petronas Gallery is a wonderful place for art lovers to visit. The gallery offers a peaceful and serene exhibit experience for its visitors, with soft music and lighting. The art includes art more popularly from freelance artists, and even artwork of children.
The Aquaria Aquarium
The underground aquarium, also known as Aquaria, is a fabulous place to visit for lovers of sea life! At the aquarium, you’ll find an equal amount of fun and education. Their many attractions include: The Journey of Water, which sort of delves into evolution and takes you on a journey back in time with the sea, the ocean and marine life; two Touch Pool’s, one that includes the chance to touch a piranha and the other that’s much less threatening and more kid friendly – these are pools where the young and old alike can experience the chance to touch and feel exotic sea life; The Electric Zone features an exhibit in which includes the Electric Eel, Electric Catfish and the Elephant-Nose Fish – here you have the opportunity to watch these most intriguing sea life creatures discharge electricity in their effort to defend themselves; The Stream, which is the home of Alligators, Snapping Turtles, Giant Water-Rats and the Asian Small-Clawed Otters; Jewels of the Jungle where you can quench your curiosity as you view freshwater turtles, lizards, tarantulas, poisonous snakes in a jungle like environment; The Flooded Forest, The Coast, Oceanarium, Weird and Wonderful and the Discovery Zone. Visitors also have the opportunity to dive with pro divers!
Petrosains Science Center
The science center is also known as Petrosains, which is an interactive science discovery center, designed and created to offer its visitors the opportunity to learn about the petroleum industry. A trip to this modern museum begins with a ride and proceeds to fun activities, displays and many interactive exhibits that tell a story about the science and technology involved with the creation of petroleum.
The Dewan Philharmonik Petronas
The Dewan Philharmonik Petronas is Malaysia’s first dedicated music hall and is home to a Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Some of the world’s finest artistes and orchestras perform at the Dewan Philharmonik Petronas Theater, and includes many genres of music.
The KLCC Park
At the KLCC park you’ll find 50 acres of tropical landscape, which includes jogging and walking paths, a children’s playground, a wading pool, sculptures and a magnificent symphony fountain. The symphony fountain is also known as the Lake Symphony, which includes two water fountains that provide 150 magical animations.
Visit Malaysia today, to experience the magic of the Petronas Towers!