So Sentral – Hilton Kuala Lumpur Sightseeing
One of the benefits of staying Hilton Kuala Lumpur is the chance to enjoy splendid views of the nearby Lake Gardens, which roll out a luxuriant green carpet of tropical vegetation in stark contrast to the urbanity of the city surrounding it. This tranquil oasis if nature and culture is rarely visited by international tourists; nevertheless, it offers some interesting sights and attractions for the whole family.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is one of them. Entertaining for both children and adults, KL Bird Park presents some of Malaysia many endemic bird species, including several species of hornbill that are among Nature’s most impressive avian creations. Exotic for both Malaysians and visitors are the African flamingos inhabiting Flamingo Pond as well as numerous other birds from all over the world; a free-flight walk-in aviary allows visitors to walk among them.
Located on the edge of Lake Gardens, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is one of Southeast Asia’s most interesting. With displays of Malaysian cultures and an impressive gallery of maquettes presenting history’s most beautiful mosques in miniature, the museum is also one of the best places in the city to purchase high-quality souvenirs reflecting local cultures. Galleries focusing on the art of India, the art of China, jewellery, textiles, and ceramics are complemented by special exhibitions which give interesting insight into highly specialised topics.
Also in the immediate vicinity of Hilton KL is Kuala Lumpur’s Little India, a colourful district where the scent of curry wafting from the many small restaurants mingles with the fragrance of clove cigarettes and perfumed pedestrians passed on the busy footpaths. The area around Kuala Lumpur’s Sentral Station has certainly seen its fortunes change in the past ten years. Known to all by its Malay spelling, Sentral is now one of the most dynamic hubs of activity in the Malaysian capital. Hilton Kuala Lumpur was a trailblazer in a part of the city that is now growing by leaps and bounds. Located in a complex connected directly with Sentral Station, Hilton is immediately accessible to passengers travelling on the rapid KLIA Ekspres train service from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, who are already at their hotel when they arrive at KL Sentral Station in 28 minutes.