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Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia, Asia: Fountain, mall and Petronas Towers
Jalan Imbi
City Centre
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 60 3 2051 1320's insider take:

Malaysia's instantly recognizable icon is the Petronas Towers, the tallest buildings on Earth from 1998 until 2004, when Taipei 101 surpassed them. Designed by the Argentine-American architect Cesar Pelli, the towers have a gleaming glass-and-steel facade which echoes motifs of Islamic art. The most dramatic feature of the buildings is the sky bridge that connects the two towers 558 feet above the ground. Entrance is free, but only 800 tickets are given out each day. Unless you can score tickets from the concierge at your hotel and avoid the queue, the best way to see the Petronas Towers from the inside is to attend a concert at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, the gorgeous concert hall on the mezzanine level, which is home to the world-class Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (

Petronas Towers bridge open Tuesdays through Sundays.

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