Petronas Towers Malaysia

Petronas Towers Malaysia, Tallest Twin Towers in the World 2021

cover photo credit: Image by Gloson Teh from Pixabay

The Petronas Towers , Malaysia is the tallest twin towers in the world with staggering height of 451.9 meters or 1482.92 ft.  They were  once the tallest building in the world between 1998 – 2004, now the 7th tallest.  A signature landmark of Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Towers are the symbol and pride of Malaysia.  Soaring  88 stories high into KL skyline and an enormous skybridge made of glass  that connect the towers, Petronas Towers are among the world’s  impressive  architectural buildings.

Petronas Towers Malaysia

These twin set of skyscrapers was built in 1988 and was officially opened on 1999 Malaysian National Day.  The architecture has post modern icon with a glass facade reflecting the shape of a 8 pointed star  inspired by  Malaysian and Islamic culture with a total cost of over a billion US dollars.  The towers are named after the major occupants The Petronas, the country’s oil company.  

The Petronas Towers is open to tourists who would like to experience the tallest skybridge  in the world with 170 meters above ground level , a double decker glass bridge that connects the 41st and 42nd floor of the towers.  Aside from gazing one of the most magnificent view of the city, the skybridge also function as an exit route  from one tower to another or in case of emergency.

Kuala Lumpur tower sky deck

Things to do on the gleaming Petronas Towers includes panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur from the skybridge, or up to the observation deck on the 86th floor with some digital displays of the towers history.  It also hosts amazing orchestra, the Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra,  and if you love shopping, the Suria KLCC offers wide array of selection.  There is also a food court with great fusion of  asian and international cuisine .

If you would like to have some leisure walk on the surroundings area , there is a spacious and beautifully landscaped surroundings  stretching out the side of the towers. The KLCC park features water fountain with wading pool great for kids, and also a nice walking and jogging paths. Overall experience is wonderful, admiring another architectural marvel.

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