We will discover Kuala Lumpur’s artistic and cultural heritage by visiting a magnificent museum of Islamic art, monuments and architecture that are representative of local history, and a traditional Malaysian house, not forgetting some free time for shopping.
What we will see
- National Monument
- Islamic Arts Museum
- Photo stop at the National Mosque
- Sightseeing tour of the city centre
- Visit to Rumah Penghulu
- Lunch in a restaurant
- Photo stop at the Petronas Towers
What we will do
- We will leave the port by coach and head to the capital, making our first stop at the National Monument, which lies in the heart of Lake Gardens and pays tribute to those who died defending their homeland.
- This imposing monument is the largest bronze statue in the world and was sculpted in 1966 by Felix de Weldon, who also created the Iwo Jima Memorial at Arlington cemetery.
- Our tour will then continue through the thriving gardens of the Islamic Arts Museum before we head inside to admire its extraordinary collections.
- Covering 1,300 years of the history of Islamic art over a vast geographical area, the museum illustrates the little-known splendour of one of the largest civilisations on the planet, with architectural pieces, calligraphy, miniature books and manuscripts, paintings, ceramics, textiles, and glass and metal items that could easily fill a number of museums.
- After stopping for photos at the National Mosque with its blue umbrella-shaped dome and imposing minaret, we will enjoy a short sightseeing tour of the city centre, passing Kuala Lumpur train station, the Malaysian railway headquarters and Independence Square in the heart of the metropolis.
- Then we will head to Rumah Penghulu, a traditional Malaysian wooden house that has been perfectly restored and was once home to the head of the village. Thanks to its unusual architecture it is an exceptional work of art and an endless source of pride for the Malaysian people.
- When we start to feel peckish, we will be offered a delicious buffet lunch in a leading hotel in the Malaysian capital.
- After lunch, we will stop for photos at the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin skyscrapers in the world, before returning to the ship.
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