Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, was founded in 1857 at the confluence of the Gombak and Klang rivers as a settlement for tin miners. Since tin mining proved to be a profitable activity, the settlement developed over the years into a major city. Kuala Lumpur became capital of the Selangor state in 1880 eventually becoming the capital of Malaysia after independence.
Kuala Lumpur has expanded substantially during the boom years of the 1990s, with many skyscarpers being added, of which the Petronas Towers, until recently the world's tallest buildings, are the most famous. Despite the frantic growth of the past 20 years Kuala Lumpur is a very nice and livable South East Asian capital. Its main attractions are the historic centre around Chinatown, the Golden Triangle shopping area, the Petronas towers, the lake Gardens park and a number of mosques and temples.

Mosques and temples photo gallery  - 80 pictures of Mosques and temples
Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) photo gallery  - 79 pictures of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)
Golden Triangle photo gallery  - 111 pictures of Golden Triangle
Central KL photo gallery  - 270 pictures of Central KL
80 photos of mosques and temples in and around KL
79 photos of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) complex
111 photos of the Golden Triangle area, encompassing Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Imbi, Jalan Sultan Ismail and stretches until the KLCC complex
270 photos of central KL
Near KL photo gallery  - 152 pictures of Near KL
Malls and shopping complexes photo gallery  - 58 pictures of Malls and shopping complexes
Lake Gardens photo gallery  - 47 pictures of Lake Gardens
Touristic highlights photo gallery  - 281 pictures of Touristic highlights
152 photos of places of interest near KL, including the Batu caves, mosques, temples and malls
58 photos of shopping malls in and around KL
47 photos of the Bird and Butterfly parks in the Lake Gardens complex
281 photos of the main tourist attractions in KL
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