Tips For Visiting Petronas Towers
Inside Petronas Twin Towers & Views From The Observation Deck
Who hasnt dreamt of walking on the Skybrige that sits on the 41st Floor of the twin towers. Below I have shared plenty of Malaysia twin towers photos to show what the inside looks like from the Viewing Deck on the 86th floor to the Skybridge. The views from the top are simply spectacular.
Opening Times | How To Get Petronas Tower Tickets And Entrance Fee Costs
Getting the tickets for the Petronas Towers is not complicated. The tickets are in two tiers though. You have prices for local and prices for tourists or non-Malaysians. You also have two bands of ticket prices, one for adults and one for children. Petronas Towers tickets costs RM26.40 for adult Malaysians and RM12.70 children.
The prices for tourists of non-Malays cost RM84.80 for adults and RM31.80 for children. Your tickets includes Petronas Towers skybridge tickets as well as the Viewing Deck. There is also the option of getting tickets for Petronas Towers online and in advance.
Note that they have a limited number of tickets sold each day and these operate on first come first serve basis although you can book your tickets well in advance. My husband and I booked our tickets on the day but I knew we had to arrive early for them. Ticket issuing starts at 8.30am. This wasn’t had as our hotel was literally next to the twin towers.
They also offer VIP bookings when you can have a private viewing and all that jazz but you have you email them. I dont know what prices are involved but I know its out of my price range.
Opening Times For Petronas Towers
The ticket counters for Petronas Towers open from 9am to 9pm on Tuesdays-Sundays. They are closed on Mondays as well as Fridays between 1-2.30pm. The last entrance for the day is at 8.30pm.
Entrance is free for children under 3 years of age.
Interesting Facts About Petronas Towers
Petronas Towers were once the tallest buildings in the world, for six years running until Tapei 101 completed in 2004. Designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli, The Petronas Towers still hold title for tallest twin towers in the world at 452m, 88 storeys, with 5 below ground level. They serve as the headquarters of the national oil and gas company Petronas. No surprises they can foot the bill for the $1.6 billion dollars it cost to complete the shimmering stainless steel now world-famous towers.
How many floors in twin towers Malaysia?
There are 88 floors with 5 floors below the ground. The viewing deck is on the 86th floor!
Petronas Towers height: 451.9 meters high.
Inspiration for the architecture design: The design has Islamic influences. Development of tower 1 level 43 floor plan is from a Rub el Hizb symbol, essentially and Islamic version of the eight-pointed star and is used in the Quran, which is divided into 60 Hizbs or equal level and used to facilitate recitation of the holy book.
Best Time To Visit Petronas Towers Towers
The best time to visit the Petronas Towers, in my opinion, is the morning or later in the evening just before sunset. Why is that the best time? First of all if you are coming there for both views and photography the day time when the sun is really high, I find that you get really flat pictures of the city views outside.
If you are just coming mainly for the views then that is fine but if you factor in that Malaysia is a tropical country and weather is mostly warm or hot, these are busy periods to being hot and in a crowd of people is not my idea of fun.
If you come in the morning or evening you have beautiful photos of the city with some shadows, making for great pictures. This also goes for pictures inside too. If the sun is right over the building is a lot harder get those beautiful soft shadows across the faces or the room.
This leaves mornings or just before sunset when you can get stunning shots of the sunset from Petronas Towers and as it gets dark the views get even better. Its a shame they don’t open for sunrise but you can get some really cool images at sunset. Make sure you time your tickets with the sunset times too. It does take some planning but doable.
What To Expect From Your KLCC Tour Of Petronas Towers
The Kuala Lumpur city view from the viewing deck are simply amazing! The tour itself was great although some parts felt rushed, then again I didn’t know it was 45 minutes long. I somehow thought you could be there as long as you wanted, they need to take note from the Shard in London, which allows you to freely move between viewing decks and no limitation on how long you spend up there.
The tours last about 45-minutes where you visit two viewing decks and includes a walk on the sky bridge. There are only 1500 tickets sold a day, half are sold online and the other half sold on at the ticket desks when you arrive on site, so head there early in the day to avoid disappointment.
How To Get To The Petronas Towers
Getting to the Petronas Towers is super easy. First of all everyone knows where they are as they can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. We walked to the towers as we stayed at Mandarin Oriental which sits next door to the twin towers. You can get their easy as the KL Hop On Hop Off tour bus stops there.
Also, the Rapid LRT – KLCC station is a short walk to the Petronas Towers. We also use Uber a few times when exploring Kuala and its super cheap and safe too so you can also get around to and from the towers too by taxi or Uber. Great if you are on a short layover you can also quickly hope in an Uber to and from the airport to the twin towers. Just book your tickets in advance!
The Petronas Twin Towers address for Uber or taxi is: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
What Else Can You Find Inside Malaysia’s Twin Tower | Things To Do Nearby
Its no surprise that Petronas Towers feature on many a list of Instragrammble places in Kuala Lumpur considering how iconic they are. There offices for the Petronas Petroleum company as well as many other companies. You can also find a couple of restaurants in the Petronas Twin Towers but nearby you also have the KLCC Suria Mall which we managed to visit a couple of times as it was next to out hotel has well. You have parks nearby you explore and there is a light show with the fountains on the other side of the mall. The views of the twin towers from outside are also something to behold in itself.
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I love your petronas towers night pictures the most. I have really enjoyed your Asian tour pictures. Well done on such a cool blog Bee.
Thats lovely, thanks Fraser.
Man that Petronas towers skybridge. My knees already feel funny just looking at your pictures! I want to check the views are the top but hopefully I can handle the visit as I am shit scared of heights and the petronas towers height is definitely something that freaks me out a bit but a part of me cannot wait to visit.
Haha, Just think of the amazing views you will get to enjoy from the top and I am sure that will help you get through the journey to the top. All the best and Enjoy!
Beautiful picutures, Just wanted to ask if you know if any discounts on the Petronas towers entry fee?
I cant say I recall seeing any Petronas towers entry fee discounts but they may have family or group discounts. Although I can’t be sure for certain. Have a look at the link above to their site for more details. Sorry I dont have more details.
We are planning a Petronas towers visit during our visit to Malaysia and I am getting really excited after seeing your pictures. Just stunning!
Thanks Kurt. I am sure you will enjoy the views from the top as much as I did. Enjoy your visit to Malaysia.
Cool petronas towers pictures. We are hoping to see these beautiful towers both day and night but wanted to see pics from someone who has already been. I love your photography eye. Just amazing pictures.
Thank you so much for the compliment. Enjoy your visit.
I love your Petronas Towers pics and the amazing views. Just wanted to check if you know of how to get Petronas Towers free tickets in Kuala Lumpur?
That is the first I am hearing of this, I wish I had known about Petronas Towers free tickets during our visit in KLCC as I would have jumped on it during our visit. I am afraid we, paid for our tickets but they are not that costly. My only disappointment was that it felt rushed and in terms of Petronas Towers things to do, there isnt that much other than the Petronas towers bridge, Petronas towers view, there isnt thing to add but still a great experience and well work checking out the views from that height.
Amazing pictures Bee and the tidbits on Petronas Towers interesting facts. I noticed you also visited the Batu Caves in KL. Can you tell me how easy it is to go from Petronas Towers to Batu Caves or Petronas Towers nearest station if we are traveling from there to Batu Caves?
Hi Walt, we actually did travel from Petronas Towers to Batu Caves but we basically used Uber for that journey. Its only a 30 to 45 mins drive and doesnt cost so much. You also do have the options of getting the train but for more details check out my post on Batu Caves here for more.