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Petronas Twin Towers: Learn All About The World’s Tallest Twin Towers

The tallest twin towers in the world from 1998 to 2004, the Petronas Twin Towers rule the Kuala Lumpur skyline and have become a part of the local history and have given Malaysia its well deserved global identity. The Petronas Twin Towers comprises of two towers identified as tower 1 and tower 2. Tower 1 is completely filled by Petronas and its subsidiaries, and Tower 2 has been made accessible to several businesses for office area on lease including Microsoft, Reuters, Al Jazeera English, Boeing, IBM, TCS and several more. The 451.9 m long towers have been represented and utilised in numerous pop culture films and games representing its value and popularity all around the world.

Petronas Twin Towers
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The Petronas Twin Towers, which is the base for the Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas, flaunts a sky bridge that grants unbelievable views of the city. The view is so majestic that lines for the 1,400 tickets handed out every day are especially long so it’s best to visit ahead of 9 am to purchase the tickets.

History

Petronas Twin Towers
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The Twin Towers were planned by Cesar Pelli and took 3 years to build and the groundwork itself taking 12 months to finish. The Petronas Twin Towers are constructed in the world’s deepest foundations, and the architectural plan is that of a tube in a tube. The towers started building on April 1, 1994 and concluded with 88 floors on March 1, 1996. The building is intended to mirror motifs of Islamic art in its steel and glass appearance with the towers itself made extensively from reinforced concrete.

How To Visit The Petronas Twin Towers

Price:  Adult – RM80  Kid- RM33

Timings:  9 am – 9 pm (closed from 1 pm – 2:30 pm only on Fridays)

Functioning Days:  Tuesday to Sunday (shut on Monday)

Ticket sales start from 8:30 am and they are sold on a first come first serve principle and on hectic days can sell out quick. Tickets can also be bought online which  you can purchase entry tickets online straight from the Petronas Twin Towers official website.

The touring will lasts forty-five minutes. Check-in fifteen minutes ahead your registered time.  Ticket costs cover the Skybridge, Observation Deck, and gift shop.

Other Attractions

Petronas Twin Towers attractions
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The Twin towers highlight a number of attractions like the upmarket retail centre of Suria KLCC is recognised for rich foreign goods and branded designs. The retail centre includes an aquarium and a science centre all positioned at the feet of the Petronas Twin Towers. There is also the KLCC Park and the sky bridge which presents a stunning illustration of both the Petronas Twin Towers and the Kuala Lumpur skyline.

Marvel at the tallest twin towers in the world and also shop until you drop at the Suria KLCC mall. With so many attractions in just one place, Kuala Lumpur has so much to offer to tourists and the Twin Towers are to thank for putting the country on the map. Book your Malaysia holiday packages with PickYourTrail. You can also choose to customize your own itinerary with our travel consultants to tailor-make an itinerary according to your requirements and needs.

Farheen