#VisitKL: Exploring Dataran Merdeka and Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park

There are really many places that are worth to visit in Kuala Lumpur aside from the majestic Petronas Tower. You can visit 24 beautiful attractions in just one day in the area of Dataran Merdeka and Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park. Both can be done by riding a tram, bike or even joining a free heritage guided tour for as little as RM2.00 (0.61USD = 26Php) only!
Let me provide you first the so called KL Heritage & Nature Trail Guide. This map shows the two trails: the "Heritage" which is the Dataran Merdeka and the "Nature" which is the Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park. 

List of attractions within the Heritage Zone/Dataran Merdeka:
1. KL City Gallery
2. Chartered Bank
3. Muzium Tekstil
4. Victoria Fountain
5. Royal Selangor Club
6. Saint Mary's Cathedral
7. Sultan Abdul Samad Building
8. Former High Court Building
9. City Theatre

List of attractions within the Nature Zone/T.A.R. Heritage Park:
10. Railway Museum
11. Majestic Hotel
12. Perdana Botanical Garden
13. Deer Park
14. Hybiscus Garden
15. Orchid Garden
16. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
17. Memorial T.A.R.
18. National Planetarium
19. Police Museum
20. Islamic Arts Museum
21. Natuonal Museum
22. Butterfly Park
23. Muzium Negara
24. Tugu Negara

Going back, here's the most efficient way to cover all the attractions in a day. 

Take the Tram

If you want to get more attractions in a day without getting busted, take the tram. The tram will bring you to or near all the attractions around the area. Hop-on and hop-off anytime you want is the concept. Ticket price is RM2.00 (0.61 USD / 26Php) and available at the KL City Gallery. 

 Kuala Lumpur by Bicycle

Photo by Shams Zainuzzaman of Gaya Travel Magazine
Want adventure in the city? Better rent a bicycle! Wander around the city on two wheels. There are 2 packages to choose from:

1. Free & Easy Ride. Explore the attractions at your own pace. The package includes a city bike, safety helmet, safety vest and bicycle lock.
RM10.00 per hour
RM30.00 per 4 hours
RM5.00 per hour (for 5th hour and above)

2.The Guided Bike Tour. Bike around the two areas with tour guide while giving you information about each attraction. You can avail this package with a minimum of 8 bikers. The package includes a city bike, safety helmet, safety vest, headphones and a knowledgeable guide.  
RM45.00 per person (minimum of 8 persons required)

The Dataran Merdeka Free Heritage Guided Walk

Know the history of its heritage and iconic buildings that surround the Dataran Merdeka. Tour days are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only. The tour starts at KL City Gallery also at 8:30AM and ends by 11:45AM. Booking your place on the free guided tour is a must. Below is the contact information.
Telephone: 603 – 2698 0332
Email: pelancongan@dbkl.gov.my

Disclosure: This sponsored tour was made possible by 
Tourism Malaysia in partnership with Gaya Travel Magazine.
Visit Malaysia Year 2014 | Celebrating 1Malaysia is this year theme.

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