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Is it too much to visit Kuala Lumpur twice in One Trip?

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Is it too much to visit Kuala Lumpur twice in One Trip?

We will be stopping off in Kuala Lumpur for 2 nights on our way to Australia and coming home 6 weeks later we were going to stop over for 1 night but as flight doesn't go out till 23:55 next day we practically have 2 days again. Is it too much time to spend, is there enough to do and see and experience? We love shopping, eating good asian food and culture of the country. Any ideas from the experts out there.... Thanks.

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1. Re: Is it too much to visit Kuala Lumpur twice in One Trip?

Hi

Its what we do, and normally for 3-4 days on the way out and the same on the way back.

It does break us a very long journey.

Is it too much time? IMO no

Is there enough to see and do and experiance? IMO yes and as a very compact city KL is also very easy to get round

Especially if you love shopping and eating.

If you have a look at the Top questions about KUALA LUMPUR / FAQs in the right panel part of the this screen

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where you will find lots of information [and probably a bit more], in particular the following.

 FAQ KL Popular sights

 FAQ KL Sights Monorail / LRT

 FAQ KL Where & What to eat

Have a great time!!

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2. Re: Is it too much to visit Kuala Lumpur twice in One Trip?

Thanks Travelling Mitch for your ideas and information. As you stay there have you any advice on hotel accommodation, price and where you stay and the location. Thanks

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3. Re: Is it too much to visit Kuala Lumpur twice in One Trip?

Hi again

Normally stay in the city, prefer the Bukit Bintang area, but what hotel really depends on your budget. There are so many hotels with such a diverse set of budgets from from very luxurious 5 stars to some budget 3 star hotels.

We often stay in one hotel at the begining of our break, and another on the way back so we get a different prespective.

What sort of budget are you talking about per room per night?

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4. Re: Is it too much to visit Kuala Lumpur twice in One Trip?

Don't know the prices of the hotels suppose don't want to be in crap hotel but we don't want to spend a fortune on one either. Do you mind me asking what hotels do you stay in and what's the price range like. The important thing for us would be that we are not in a dangerous out of the way place and that we are more central. We are not youngsters, we are on the mature side of 50 but are adventurous, but don't need the lap of luxury but need good clean accom. Thanks

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5. Re: Is it too much to visit Kuala Lumpur twice in One Trip?

Hi

You must have a bit of a feel of what sort of budget you want to spend, €50, €100, €200?

We prefer good 4* - lovely 5* hotels, also in our early 50s do like a little bit of luxury from time to time, and our preferred hotel is probably the Ritz-Carlton, as its a small 'boutique' 5* with a great central location for us just a short walk / ride on monorail to the things that we like to see and do. Anything in Bukit Bintang is not in a dangerous out of the way place!

Although you will find anything from GB10 to thousands a night in a 400m radius from the Ritz-Carlton!

have fun!

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6. Re: Is it too much to visit Kuala Lumpur twice in One Trip?

We did the same thing

Stopped in KL on the way to China for one night (24hours)

And then on the way back for three nights - to break the journey

(and no we too love shopping eating local food and relaxing in Kl

We normally stay at the Dorsett Regency

The rooms are clean and neat considering we only sleep there, thats all we need.

This time (we go tonight)! We arent going to have breakfast at the hotel (which is pretty standard fare but reasonable) we wont to go and eat breakfast where the locals eat.

And its next to the Ritz, Westin and Marriott, and close to all the shops and the eateries.

BTW does anyone know the cost of a budget taxi from airport to the city

thanks

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7. Re: Is it too much to visit Kuala Lumpur twice in One Trip?

Thanks Atheniancat......Enjoy

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8. Re: Is it too much to visit Kuala Lumpur twice in One Trip?

We always stay for two nights in KL then go on elsewhere in Asia before returning on the way home, staying three or four nights then. Have done this many times and continue to see new places, shops and resturants each time. Not bored yet!

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9. Re: Is it too much to visit Kuala Lumpur twice in One Trip?

Half my passport stamps seem to be from kl, as I always fly through there on my way to somewhere else. All these years later, I still find I haven't seen or done enough there! And the food is divine! 4 days in kl over your whole trip is definitely not too much!

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10. Re: Is it too much to visit Kuala Lumpur twice in One Trip?

Thanks Archi from Brissie......our travels are to Brisbane and back,,