Everything you need to know about the magnificent Petronas towers – the tallest twin towers of the world!

Designed by an Argentinian architect known as César Pelli, the twin towers were built according to a distinctive post-modern architecture of the 21st century. The construction commenced in 1992 and was open to the public in 1999.

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Architecture

The building has 88 stories and stands at a height of 452 meters. It was built based on Islamic art, which reflects Malaysia’s Muslim country and the floor plan is based on an eight-sided star that has traits of arabesque patterns.

The Skybridge

The skybridge is one of the outstanding focal points of the Patronas towers. Located on the 41st floor, the bridge provides a glass walkway between the two towers. Peer down 170meters from the top or choose to go a couple floors higher and visit the observation deck on the 86th floor.

Suira KLCC

This luxury mall is located inside the Patronas towers and features many and high-end international brands, mainly catering to the tourists and upper-class crowd in Kuala Lampur.

Location

Located in Jalang Ampang – Kuala Lampur, the twin towers are in one of the most affluent cities in Malaysia. If you are looking for a good hotel in Kuala Lampur that is close to the Patronas towers, then you should consider Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lampur as it is a mere 1.9 km walk, or you could even go by taxi which would take you only around 20 minutes. The hotel’s luscious living spaces complimented by stunning views of the skyline is bound to make your stay worthwhile.

 

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+