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Menara KL Tower

The Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower is the fifth tallest telecommunication tower in the world. With an antenna that reaches 421 metres high, it stands atop the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve and provided the highest view we could get of Kuala Lumpur.

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There was a short, uphill walk from street level to pass along the road that cuts through the forest reserve and up to the tower. However, to get to the tower in the first place, we took a taxi as it was close enough to our hotel. There was shuttle bus that takes people up and down though.

Tickets up to the observation tower cost us RM 38 (£6.75) but they also include a few other attractions at the base of the tower, namely the Animal Zone (normally RM 15), an F1 Simulator, Pony Ride and Forest Walk. The selling point for us however, was a Menara Tower water bottle each!

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The views from the observation deck were indeed impressive - any city that hosts lots of lush greenery is always going to look good from above.

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However, what really made a difference were the free-to-use Nikon telescopes, which were comfortable to look in and provided amazing clarity and detail. The magnification was so good that anything we saw through the lens was practically impossible to find again with our naked eyes.

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When we came down from the tower, we did check out the other attractions and then took the shuttle bus down.

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