Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia
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Approximately 8 hours
Enjoy Kuala Lumpur's scenic highlights on this full-day excursion. Following a 90-minute drive to Kuala Lumpur, you'll pause to stretch your legs and snap some photos outside the regal Istana Negara -- the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia.
Continue next to Independence Square, surrounded by legacies of the colonial era, including the old Municipal Building and the Royal Selangor Club.
Walk to the Central Market, an art deco edifice that was once the capital's wet market. Thanks to forward-thinking bureaucrats who saved it from demolition, the market has been refurbished into a lively maze of shops and restaurants.
A short walk brings you to Chinatown known for its fashion shops and a large covered market with produce, clothes and accessories, Next see the Sze Ya Temple, the oldest Taoist temple in the city. The temple boasts elaborate interiors and intricate roof ridges, and was built by craftsmen from southern China.
Your day would not be complete without stopping to snap some photos (from a distance) of the Petronas Towers, which soar to a vertigo-inducing 1,483 feet.
Following a hearty buffet lunch visit the Royal Selangor Factory. At the ultra-modern Visitor Center, you'll learn about the company's pioneering past and its transformation into a world-class company. At the factory, see the different pewter production processes -- casting, filing, polishing, soldering, hammering and engraving. The tour ends at the retail store where a wide selection of Royal Selangor pewter, sterling silver and precious jewelry can be purchased.
Please note: Wear cotton or other light, breathable fabrics, a hat, comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen.