Photo Guide: Kuala Lumpur

by | Apr 18, 2019 | Inspiration, Travel Guide

 Kuala Lumpur isn’t the first place your mind would think of when someone mentions ‘World most Photographed city’, but that doesn’t mean that it is lacking in the beautiful scenery! From stunning architecture to scenic natural landscapes, we’ve got plenty of gorgeous spots that would make any shutterbug happy.

So if you’re ever in the neighbourhood, make sure to grab your camera and maybe a friend (or two) to visit these picture-worthy spots! 

Petronas Twin Towers

Credits:pexels.com

Starting off the list is the 88-storey twin skyscrapers, the Petronas Twin Towers. In 1996, the Petronas Twin Towers was declared to be the tallest buildings in the world before the title was usurped in 2004 by Taipei 101. It still remains the tallest twin structures in the world though!

The two skyscrapers which are connected via the Sky Bridge absolutely dominates the KL skyline and part of the fun in photographing it is in trying to catch the whole building without cropping anything out! Additionally, the skyscrapers monochromatic tones (smooth glass and steel grey panels) works well as a cool backdrop for photoshoots that features your stylish and brightly coloured outfits!

Changkat Bukit Bintang

Credits:@doubleeeea on Instagram

If you’re a fan of street art, you’re going to love what KL has done to the formerly dingy alleyways of Changkat, Bukit Bintang. The city seemed to have had both streets photographers and snap-happy tourists in mind when they gave the alleyways a much-needed facelift; covering the once dull and cracked walls with coats of vibrant, happy colours as well as gorgeous murals.

The once spooky streets are practically unrecognizable; having been transformed into a bright, colourful backdrop for your photography needs. 

Batu Caves

Credits: @lidyasrswati on Instagram

Guarded by a 140 ft tall statue of the Hindu deity Lord Murugan, Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples. Located in Selangor, it is also considered to be a national treasure. The Temple Cave is actually two mammoth caves that are connected via a flight of stairs; the first cavern holds Murugan’s six abodes while the second cavern holds the temple of Valli Devanai, Murugan’s wife

In 2018, all 272 steps of the staircase leading to the Temple Cave had been repainted in bright hues of red, blue, yellow, green and orange; making it the perfect place for a photo op.

Putra Mosque

Credits: @u_i_wr on Instagram

Looking pretty in pink is the Putra Mosque. Consists of three areas – prayer hall, courtyard and learning facilities and function rooms – the pink domed mosque was built with rose-tinted granite and took inspiration from both King Hassan’s Mosque in Morocco as well as Baghdad’s Sheikh Omar Mosque.

Decorated with several ornamental water features and bordered by classic colonnades, the mosque provides a huge yet welcoming and beautiful space for those who would like to snap a quick photo.

KL Eco-Forest Park

Credits: @footprintsoverseas on Instagram

Add a healthy dose of greenery to your feed by paying a visit to the KL Eco-Forest Park. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and known as the only virgin tropical rain forest left in KL, this park is the epitome of ‘Urban Jungle’.

The 200-meter long canopy walkway gives you a feeling like you’re about to embark on a wildlife adventure, which makes for an interesting contrast when you note the view of the city skyline in the backdrop. In any case, the burst of fresh green framing the glass and concrete of the surrounding skyscrapers will give your images just the right amount of colour to create that picturesque vibe.

Astaka Morocco

Credits: @charissachong on Instagram

You don’t need to travel thousands of kilometres to get stunning photos for your Instagram feed. Just get in a car, drive down to Putrajaya and have a photoshoot like you’re on set of Casablanca when you visit the Astaka Morocco in Putrajaya’s Botanical Garden. Surrounded by landscaped gardens alongside a picturesque lake, the intricate pavilion wouldn’t look out of place in Marrakesh. 

Fun fact: Crafted by skilled Moroccan craftsmen, the pavilion stands as a symbol of the strong diplomatic ties between Malaysia and Morocco. 


Now that you’ve got a list of cool places in KL to explore, why not go on a photo adventure! When you’re done, don’t forget to back up your images onto your hard drive or print them out (either in a photo book, loose prints or even home decor) so that you’ll always have copies of your memories to enjoy.

A Look Inside the Flush Mount Layflat Hardcover Photo Book

When it comes to making photo books for those extra special occasions, the Flush Mount Hardcover Photo Book (previously known as the Layflat Photo Book) immediately comes to mind. With its panoramic pages, archival quality materials and now with two different cover...

5 Reasons to Collect Moments, Not Things

Many of us often think that buying expensive cars, trendy clothes, and fancy gadgets can make our lives easier and happier. Although, we can’t deny that they do make us happy and give us the satisfaction of owning something that we want. In actual fact that...

A Look Inside the Softcover Photo Book

Softcover photo books are lightweight, durable and easy to carry around. Similar to a modern, high-end magazine, the softcover photo book is perfect for flipping through and sharing with friends and family members. The fact that it’s easy on the wallet also makes it...

4 Easy Ways to Shake Off your Bad Mood.

We all have those times when something bubbles up from within, be it anger, annoyance, sadness or frustration and our mood darkens like a storm cloud stretching over the sky. It can be caused by many reasons such as a one-off comment, a snide look, a bad day or simply...

A Look Inside the Imagewrap Hardcover Photo Book

They say that in order to see what a person truly cherishes and is afraid to lose, take a look at what they choose to photograph. At the heart of it all, Pixajoy was born from the idea that everybody - regardless of age, gender, race and ethnicity, has a unique story...

4 Unique Long-Distance Relationship Gift Ideas

Whether you’re just a two-hour drive away or living in completely different time zones, being physically separated from your significant other is never easy. It’s something no couple wants to face but sometimes it’s unavoidable due to certain circumstances like a job...

5 Photo Project Ideas You Should Try Over The Weekend

Nowadays almost everybody is on some form of social media. Platforms like Instagram, VSCO, Facebook, and Snapchat allow you to post and store your photos and videos online; giving you the ability to share your moments with close friends, family and even strangers....

4 Creative Ways to Celebrate Independence Day In Style

It’s that special time of the month again -where Malaysians from all walks of life come together to commemorate Independence Day. Every year on the 31st of August, many of our Malaysians hit the streets with flags-participating in parades and smaller events to express...

How to Create a Personalised Family Yearbook

If you’re anything like us, you probably have hundreds if not thousands of photos of your kids and family members stored digitally on your: Phones Tablets Computers/Laptops External Hard disk  Cloud storage (like iCloud, google drive, dropbox...) Social media...

Top 4 Creative Ways to “Wow” Your Baby Birth Announcement

No occasion is more painful for grandparents to miss than the birth of their grandchild. After all, babies only grow, and a missed opportunity to see a newborn can never be replaced. So if your little one’s grandparents are further away due to the pandemic...

Follow Us on Social Media