Where It Is, How to Get There
You can't miss it when you're in Kuala Lumpur - the Petronas Twin Towers rise from a central point in the metropolis, built on what used to be a racetrack and redeveloped into a modern mall-and-office complex. The site can be reached easily from any point in KL by taxi, bus, or LRT.
The world's tallest twin towers (1,482 feet high) are always worth a look, if only to goggle at the sheer scale of the project: The buildings loom 88 storeys above Kuala Lumpur, totally dominating the skyline with a steel and glass façade designed to pay homage to Malaysia's Muslim heritage. The structure stands in the world's deepest-known foundations, sinking 400 feet into the ground.
Visitors can go only as far as the skyway on the 41st and the 42nd floor. Even so, you get a great view of Kuala Lumpur from that vantage point. After your ascent, go ahead and spend a few hours and ringgit (the Malaysian unit of currency) at the sprawling Suria KLCC shopping mall at the base of the towers.