Towering above the rolling green tropical hills surrounding Kuala Lumpur are the Petronas Towers, the icons of the city.
The twin towers look huge from far, much higher than the rest of the skyline.
Up close, they are equally as spectacular, truly a remarkable feat of design and construction.
Another one of Kuala Lumpur's skyline dominating structures is the KL Tower, one of the world's tallest communications towers.
It's home to a number of restaurants at the top and also hosts the annual KL Tower BASE jump event.
Adjacent to downtown is the KL Lake Gardens, a wonderful place to take a stroll and relax.
It's hard to believe you're so close to skyscrapers when you're walking past lakes and gardens.
You'll also find the KL Bird Park and the butterfly park in this area.
Another thing I like to do in Kuala Lumpur is walk through the historical district.
There are some well-preserved buildings and sights to see.
Little India is another wonderful area of Kuala Lumpur to explore.
You'll find marvelous south Indian restaurants, markets full of produce, Hindu temples, and marigold vendors.
Another side of the city is the large population of ethnic Chinese, and the Thean Hou temple is one of the largest Chinese temples in the city.
Located on the quiet side of the hill above Little India, you can get a great peaceful view of KL from the temple.
Central Market is one of the original markets of Kuala Lumpur.
Though it's now mostly a touristy market mainly selling souvenirs, it's still worth a visit.
Food is, without a doubt, one of the best reasons to visit Kuala Lumpur.
For a snack or breakfast, one of the easiest and tastiest things to find is roti canai, a fried flaky flatbread served with a curry dipping sauce.
Kuala Lumpur is a city with everything from markets to skyscrapers, and modern facilities to ancient-looking street food stalls.
Though it's a big city, it has a friendly feeling, and it's a great place to explore and experience.
Mark was raised in central Africa before migrating back to the U.S. for University. After graduating, he decided to continue traveling the world. On Migrationology, he shares the cultural side of travel from a slow-paced local perspective that often revolves around his love for eating all forms of food. Join him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter @migrationology.