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“Rip-off, but they have a Monopoly...”

Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower)
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US$18.00*
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KL Tower Observation Deck Admission Ticket
Ranked #9 of 273 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: KL Tower or also known as Menara Kuala Lumpur, the tallest Telecommunication Tower in South East Asia & the 7th tallest in the world, was built to improve the quality of telecommunications and broadcasting transmissions. It has become a significant landmark and symbol that identifies Malaysia as a great tourist destination of the millennium and at the same time a testimony of Malaysia’s capability in the building of high technology facilities. Located atop Bukit Nanas at a breathtaking height of 421 meters, KL Tower was built blending the tower seamlessly with nature. Bukit Nanas is one of the oldest permanent forest reserves in Malaysia. It was gazette in 1906 and was formerly known as Bucket Weld Forest Reserve. Covering an area of approximately 9.37 hectares, Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is the only remaining virgin tropical rainforest in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur. Serving as the green lung of the city, Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is also home to an abundant of flora and fauna of the Malaysian tropical rainforest. In fact, KL Tower is the only tower in the world located within a forest! KL Tower is in the hospitality and business experience industry. It offers experiences such as viewing, dining, nature, adventure, event and shopping. Current products and services offered at KL Tower include Observation Deck, Revolving Restaurant (Atmosphere 360°), Mega View Banquet Hall for Meeting and Seminars / Private Functions such as Wedding in the Sky, Mini Theater, Amphitheater, F1 Simulator, Blue Coral Aquarium, KL Tower Mini Zoo and MKL Performing Arts Group.
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Rip-off, but they have a Monopoly...”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We paid AUD$350 for the 5 people (2 adults 3 small kids) buffet and were recommended to "upgrade" to the window seat at extra cost, despite the restaurant being **nearly empty** on the night we went. Then, of course, the mandatory photo-shoot on ground floor and again on the restaurant floor, as well as a rip-off "3x the price" return taxi fare upon exit, just to wring out the last of your wallet.

Match this with the 2 hour dining time-limit, the now-legendary "August K.L. Haze" aka "Smoke-Cloak" which no-one tells you about, and you have the recipe for disappointment.

Sometimes you get what you pay for. This isn't that time, but you do get to say "I went there", which is more than the bloke who kept his $400 can say...

Visited August 2014
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“Sunset Dining at Atmosphere 360”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

It was a very romantic and pleasant dinner at Atmosphere 360. We enjoyed the sun set as well. Recommended for all.

Visited August 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“ruined by an unclean city”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

View from the top would have been brilliant had the city not been so smoggy and dirty. Good views of the forest and could see the petronas towers, that was about it. The small rooftop garden and bridge was more exciting than being up the tower. A positive was that there was no time limit on the viewing deck so was able to find the best of the worst views.

Visited July 2014
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“Not for kids”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

My kids got bored after few minutes . Great view of KL but thats about it. I don't advice any one who has young kids to go there.

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“Great Views from the top!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

I definitely recommend future visitors to KL to visit is tower, and book dinner there in the 360 degree revolving restaurant! Brilliant views can be seen there!

Visited August 2014
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