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Kuala Lumpur Instagram Tour: a Photographer’s Paradise!

Hello and welcome back! I hope you are looking for some of the top instagram worthy places of Kuala Lumpur, because that’s what I am here for! Since I am getting more and more into photography everyday I am eager to think back to all the picturesque places I have been too, without really noticing their potential as an Instagram hotspot.

Petronas Towers on a bright day

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I am very aware of the dangers of places becoming insta fame and how locals are suffering from it. Mass Tourism is a harmful trend that is choking on more and more places. But the point is that places like Santorini can’t provide the necessary infrastructure for countless people, but cities like Kuala Lumpur found their balance.

Some of these places are easy and convenient to get too, while visiting some others might require a little bit of preparing, which I will explain you how. Let’s start with place number 1!

The Face Suites

Stop one on your Kuala Lumpur Instagram Tour! There are some magnificent pools in Asia. For example, the one on top of the Marina Bay Sands. But my favorite one remains the pool on top of the face suites that offers you one of the best views on the Petronas Towers there is (and I am going to describe a few of them later!). This pool is the perfect place to take pictures of you and the beautiful Petronas towers.

Tip: Getting this shot wasn’t so hard, even though the pool was quite crowded. All I need was to wait a little in line. No need to get there too early in the morning.

Girl on the edge of an infinity pool

When looking for a base in KL, I recommend you staying in the Face Suites in the city center, as it has this incredible pool plus it is so central to most of the sights that it will make your stay convenient too!

KL CC Park

The best way to capture the wonderful Petronas Towers is to visit the KLCC Park. From there you will have a lot of space to try out different angles and perspectives to get your favorite one!

Tip: You can walk onto that bridge from where it is easy to put up your photographer / tripod to take some awesome pictures!

couple in fron of the petronas towers
Petronas Towers with my love!

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The Marinis on The 57ths

I talked about my favorite roof top bars in Kuala Lumpur before and one of them is the Marinis. If you are lucky to get the table directly underneath the towers, you might be able to get such an awesome shot!

Extra Tip: For those of you who like to splurge on food: the Marinis also has an extraordinary restraunt that is simply perfect to indulge on some amazing food. Read more on this in my Kuala Lumpur Food Guide!

One Petrona and four kiddos cheering

Thean Hou Temple

I visited this place and two years later I see it almost everywhere on the gram! The Thean Hou Temple is one of the most incredible Temples that I have ever seen. It is covered in red lampions and and the most beautiful figures and sculptures.

Tip: Go there early in the morning to have the temple to yourself and you don’t disturb other tourist with your twirling. You will get the best shots there if it is not crowded.

Batu Caves

Another place of Kuala Lumpur that is simply awesome. The giant golden statue is just an eye catcher. The stairs that you see on the right has changed quite a bit as they colored them in bright tones. It is just an awesome place for photographer’s of all kinds.

Tip: I loved going to the Batu Caves. But with all due respect, it also stressed me out. There are many monkeys around, that are just too eager to rob you off your food and (sugary) drinks. Do not unpack any of these on the stairs or in the temple. Sometimes they even get aggressive and bite people. Make sure that you are vaccinated against rabies in any case.

Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens

Another favorite place of mine are the Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur. The lush greens over there are simply amazing. I got to say that I don’t only have positive thoughts on this garden, as I used to run here with my team mates, but I also had to come back to take some pictures!

Tip: The Lake Garden once almost took us out, as we were not used to the heat and humidity. Make sure to bring a bottle of water and wear a hat maybe.

Bridge of the Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur

These are the Instagram Worthy Places in Kuala Lumpur that swept me away the most! Of course, there are to check out and when I am back in KL, I will definitely will bring my new camera with me to get some more shots!

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If you want to learn more about my camera and photography essentials, check out my post about everything you need for travel photography.

Sony Alpha 6600 – the best travel camera out there! 

Sony 35 mm f 1,8 lense – perfect for sharp shots with blurred background! 

Amazon Basics Tripod – small light tripod, that fits in any bag! 

Cullman Camera Bag – well padded camera bag, that will fit your camera body and two lenses. Ideal for the light traveler! 

5 COMMENTS

  • Great overview. It was cool to read it, to refresh my nice memories from my trip to Kuala Lumpur a few years ago. Batu Caves are definitely my favorite!

  • Megan

    I love this post, especially all the pro tips on how to get the perfect shot! thanks for sharing!

  • Court

    Love the infinity pool photo! Looks so great! You post is like being able to share all your insta-worthy photos from a vacation at once. Fun idea!

  • Lauren

    Love this! I was just in KL a few months ago and had a blast! I hit most of the places on the list woohoo

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