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Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is young and not so rich in sights like the ancient cities in China or Europe, but here one can also find a lot of places to take a picture and tell a story to friends. Once you arrive here, your attention is attracted by the silhouette of the tallest building in the world - the Petronas Twin Towers. Some years ago, the towers were ranked the second tallest building in the world after the 443-meter Sears Tower in Chicago. But then the ambitious designers of Petronas decided to build steel spires which were 73.5 meters in length, and the Petronas Twin Towers became the world leaders. Petronas Towers are not only huge in size but also very complex in their design. The engineers have followed the advice of Prime Minister of Malaysia while designing the project. Thus, the building received a kind of Islamic character. The fact is that the design of each tower is based on simple Islamic geometric forms with two squares forming an eight-pointed star. It is believed to represent an important Islamic principle of integrity, harmony, stability and rationalization. Between the towers, there is a hanging bridge which serves as an observation deck from which anyone can admire the panorama of the city.

No less beautiful is the view from the television tower of the capital. It is called Menara, and its height 421 meters. At the foot of the tower, there is real jungle often visited by tourists.

In Kuala Lumpur, it is also possible to escape from the strict and uncompromising atmosphere of the modern city. As if a picture on a yellowed antique postcard, Chinatown is still home to many descendants of the first Chinese adventurers. This is a place of unprecedented trading activity: buyers are offered an incredible amount of textile products, fruits, flowers, animals, herbs and potions almost round the clock. At the end of the vibrant street, one can see the temple of Chiang Xi Shu Yuen, built in 1906. It is decorated with images of dragons and deities and is very honored by the residents of this bustling district.

For the rest of Kuala Lumpur, the national mosque of Masjid Negara remains a true spiritual center and a symbol of Islam. The main hall of the mosque can accommodate 8 thousand people, and is especially full on Fridays, Muslim holy day. The complex of the mosque consists of a radial ribbed dome and a tall minaret. Historic Monuments of Kuala Lumpur are connected with British colonial buildings. They are all created in a typical Moorish style. These buildings include the Department of Information, the City Council, and the General Post Office. Visiting Kuala Lumpur, the tourists will certainly try to take pictures of the Palace of Sultan Abdul Samad where the Supreme Court is now located.

Nearby is Merdeka Square, or Independence Square. This former cricket field was the place where the national flag of the independent Federation of Malaysia was hoisted in 1957. Moreover, here one can see the highest flagpole in the world - over 100 meters. Not far from the train station there is the southern entrance to the Park Lake Gardens which are often called the "green lungs" of the city. Here, on top of one of the hills, snow-white Parliament building is located. In Kuala Lumpur, one can visit the National Museum the entrance to which is decorated with magnificent mosaics. One cannot fail to visit the Botanical Garden and Orchid Garden, where a unique collection of exotic flowers can be admired. One of the attractions of Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves.Tourists with children can go to an amusement and leisure park Mimalenk. Gardens, a huge swimming pool, ponds for fishing, and a mini-zoo are only a few of the attractions the park can offer.