Because capturing an instagrammable shot is more important than the scene, right?
We live in a world where people will do anything for a kick-ass photo. And it just so happens that Malaysia offers some incredible insta-worthy places to spice up your feed. From colourful interiors to skyscraper experiences to epic temples…you will be sure to capture the coolest photos ever. Obviously, we know that travel is restricted right now but there is no harm in popping some of these on your bucket list. Excitingly, most of them are free to visit! Here are 15 of the most instagrammable places in Malaysia.
1. Batu Caves
Climb the 272 multi-coloured rainbow steps at this majestic spot in Kuala Lumpur to capture the most instagrammable pictures. Before covid-19, tourists flocked to this place to get the best snaps to mesmerise their followers. We recommend going at sunrise because you can take the most picturesque photos as you stand on the staircase without people in the background.
📍 Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
2. The Petronas Twin Towers
These two skyscrapers remain one of the world’s tallest structures and have been an iconic place to capture insta-worthy moments for years. Nightfall offers the greatest photo opportunities with a spectacular backdrop of the brightened up towers. Make sure you wear something cute to complete your portrait.
📍 Concourse Level, Petronas Twin Tower, Lower Ground, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3. Thean Hou Temple
This historic temple in Kuala Lumpur is a six-tiered temple of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. Likewise, it is one of the largest and oldest temples in South East Asia. The red and yellow colours have such a gram-worthy appeal. Hence why influencers tend to flock here to fill their feed with beautiful colours. You totally need to plan your outfit for this one.
📍 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4. Elmina Valley Park
This recreational park in Kuala Lumpur is normally flooding with photo enthusiasts. Expect to see some incredible colourful artwork along with an impressive rainbow walkway. Both offering an excellent place for some dazzling snaps. This place will surely help you add some colour to your Instagram feed.
📍 Seksyen U16 City of Elmina, 40160, Selangor, Malaysia
5. Bukit Bintang Street Art
These insta-famous streets can be found in Changkat. Wonderfully, they underwent a huge transformation to create what you see today full of artwork, murals, bright colours and much more. Absolutely, one of the most instagrammable places in Malaysia and it is also free to visit.
📍 64, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
We hope you are not afraid of heights for this one. This unique experience offers visitors panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur, 300m high in the sky. With an epic view of the city, the KL Tower box presents a phenomenal place for an exclusive photo.
📍 No. 2 Jalan Punchak Off, Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7. Wilayah Mosque
This large beautiful mosque can be spotted from miles away. But what most people don’t realise is that it is an incredible place for some gram-approved pictures. Welcoming non-Muslim tourists as well as Muslims, be sure to be respectful when taking your shots as this is a religious place. Please remember to check the dress code before visiting.
📍 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim, Kompleks Kerajaan, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This fantastic helicopter pad morphs into a 360-degree bar which offers the most epic gram-worthy photo opportunities in Malaysia. Grab a drink, order some scrumptious bar bites, listen to a DJ and attempt to capture some killer images. We recommend going at sunset for the most instagrammable shots possible.
📍 34 Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50450, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9. The LINC KL
Delight in the most awesome photo opportunities at this trendy mall in Kuala Lumpur. From colourful decorations and green tress to a rainbow staircase to colourful shops and eateries…you’ll be spoilt for choice. Excitingly, it is total cost free to roam around capturing your instagrammable moments.
📍 360, Jln Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This is a bucket list favourite because it is one of the most instagrammable cafes in Kuala Lumpur. Prepare for an oriental interior with incredible backdrops, tropical plants, a swing chair and much more. It is the perfect place for unique shots. Additionally, the coffee and food is top-notch which will make your visit totally worth it.
📍 150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11. Lake Gardens
This tourist hotspot presents amazing mesmerising gardens in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. For some reason, visitors seem to adore the yellow and grey structure, Laman Perdana, for fantastic photographs. Though, there are plenty of other cute spots like the butterfly garden, the orchid garden, the lake and plenty more.
📍 Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12. Saloma Link Bridge
This new instagrammable attraction only opened in 2020. Therefore, foreign tourists probably have not heard of it. Located in between Lorong Raja Muda Musa 3 and Jalan Saloma, this epic bridge is the perfect place for a good gram-worthy moment. Go at night to grab the most breathtaking shots when the bridge turns multi-coloured.
📍 Lorong Raja Muda Musa 3, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
13. NU Sentral Station
This railway station has a cool entrance that many tourists love taking a good selfie at. Stand in the middle, between the two escalators, for a superb shot. It is best to visit at off-peak hours so that your images will not be ruined by a background of large crowds.
📍 Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
14. National Science Museum (Pusat Sains Negara Kuala Lumpur)
You will be sure to capture the most picture-perfect moments in this museum because all the windows are painted rainbow-coloured. Malaysians sure do like their rainbow colours! The exhibitions are also an enlightening experience to take part in after you have created the most magical content for your feed.
📍 Persiaran Bukit Kiara Bukit Damansara, Bukit Kiara, 50662 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This French-themed fairytale village will have you feeling like you have stepped into a Disney movie. If you don’t want to stay overnight, it makes a great day out. It is probably the most alluring place on our list, so prepare to capture the most enchanting content that will surely leave all your followers jealous.
📍 KM 48 Persimpangan Bertingkat, Lebuhraya Karak, Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia