Petronas Towers – The World’s Tallest Twin Towers

The Petronas Towers are identical towers that are synonymous to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. They’re the most iconic skyscrapers and architectural wonders in the city’s skyline. No visit in KL without a glimpse of these silver-colored twins.

Petronas Towers - The World's Tallest Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Petronas Towers – The World’s Tallest Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

The first time I saw them eons ago, I thought they resemble a rocket, ready to launch in space. πŸ˜‰

Petronas Towers - The World's Tallest Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Petronas Towers – The World’s Tallest Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Standing at 1,483 feet, the towers have 88 habitable floors. It finished off with a pyramid-like structure topped with a thin steel spire.

Tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Don’t miss exploring the parkette behind the tower.

The color of this tube-like tower is a perfect tribute to the humble beginning of this tin-producing town that later became Malaysia’s financial hub.

Kuala Lumpur Tourist attractions
These towers used to be the world’s tallest from 1998-2004.

As someone who has traveled in some Middle Eastern countries, I can tell that the design has patterns of Islamic influences. I found out later that the tower has 5 tiers, each represents the Five Pillars of Islam. The circular design at the tower’s ground level is similar to Qutub Minar in New Delhi, India.

Islamic architecture tower Malaysia
The towers patterns definitely show Islamic influence.

The bridge that connects the twin towers will be your first tour stop should you decide to go up. The glass-floored Skybridge, as they call it, can be scary to cross for those with vertigo. πŸ™‚ The observation deck is on the 86th floor.

Skybridge Petronas Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
The glass-floored bridge connects the two towers.

The parkette behind the towers is a fantastic place to take a respite from the congested streets around.

Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur
The surrounding area is worth exploring.

These twin towers are home to Malaysia’s home-grown oil and gas company, the Petronas.

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On a bright day, the shimmering towers are like rockets, ready to launch.

If you think, the towers look amazing during the day, you should see them at night. They shine like a diamond. πŸ˜‰

Hotel in Kuala Lumpur with a Sky Pool Overlooking KL’s Skyline

Expressionz Suite Kuala Lumpur Infinity Pool
The view from my room.

I stayed at Expressionz Suites by V&C near downtown Kuala Lumpur. I wrote a request to the hotel staff to give me a room with views of the city. And yay, I got what I wanted! I could see the city’s skyline right from my bed. My suite is clean and it has its own washing machine! The breakfast was good – offering both Malaysian and western food. But most of all, the main hotel amenity that everyone wants to check out is the Sky Pool! You won’t regret looking at the fantastic views here while in your wet swimwear. πŸ˜‰

Read my full review of Expressionz Hotel here.


A wanderer. A frustrated photographer. Hiker. Lover. Half extrovert, half introvert. Solo traveler.

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