If you’re visiting Kuala Lumpur and want to take some cool photos for your Instagram, you’ve come to the right place! Here you’ll find all of our best Kuala Lumpur photography and Instagram spots written down in an easy to follow guide. Including photography tips, exact locations, opening times and other relevant information. One thing is for sure, you won’t be able to put down your camera during your trip to the photogenic city that is Kuala Lumpur.
Overall, we have spent over 6 months in Kuala Lumpur, so we like to think we know a thing or two about the city. With KL being heavily influenced by the Chinese, Indians and Malaysians, the diversity of the capital is seen around every corner. Whether it be the intriguing street food, interesting architecture or impressive landmarks, there is so much to capture in Kuala Lumpur.
Our top 15 Kuala Lumpur Photography and Instagram Spots
Our list of Instagram and photography spots in Kuala Lumpur are our personal favourites and places we have visited ourselves. This way, we can give you the best advice and show you our very own Kuala Lumpur Instagram photos. We hope you like them!
A quick look at the best Kuala Lumpur photography and Instagram spots
- Petronas Twin Towers
- KLCC Park
- KL Sentral Escalators
- Changkat Bukit Bintang Street Art
- Sultan Abdul Building
- Batu caves
- Masjid Wilayah Mosque
- Saloma Link Bridge
- Regalia Suites infinity pool
- The Botanical Gardens
- Thean Hou Temple
- KL Forest Eco Park
- 2D cafe
- The LINC
- Blue at EQ
1. Petronas Twin Towers
We couldn’t help but start off our best Kuala Lumpur photography and Instagram spots with the famous Petronas Twin Towers. These identical skyscrapers in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre are considered to be one of the national symbols of Malaysian pride.
They were once the tallest building(s) in the world and a trip to KL wouldn’t be complete without taking a photo at the amazing Petronas Towers. The towers are visible from all across the city, but we promise you they’re best viewed and photographed from up close. The twin towers are not only a great place for a photo in Kuala Lumpur but are one of the best photography spots in Malaysia.
- If you’re wanting no one else in your photo, arriving early in the morning is essential. This well-known Instagram spot is extremely busy both day and night.
- To take a photo here including yourself and the entirety of the towers, a wide-angle lens or GoPro is needed. (If you really want an epic photo here, but don’t have the equipment – there are plenty of locals in this location selling wide angle phone lenses)
Opening Times: The area around the towers is open 24/7.
2. KLCC Park and alternative view of The Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC Park is located around the other side of the Petronas Towers and makes for another Insta-worthy photo. You can’t have too many Instagram shots right?
Wander around the park and find your favourite spot to take a photo. There are plenty of locations to choose from that offer varying views of the towers.
Tip: You can also visit KLCC Park at night to view the Lake Symphony Fountain Show. Every night, the fountains on the lake dance to the sound of music and perform a colourful light show. A great opportunity for those of you who want to practice your Kuala Lumpur night photography.
Opening Times for KLCC Park: 7 am-10 pm daily
3. NU / KL Sentral Escalators
These escalators may well be the most photographed escalators in the whole of Kuala Lumpur but they are still a lesser-known Instagram spot. So be quick before they become too ‘mainstream’.
This cool and wacky Kuala Lumpur photography and Instagram spot is actually the entrance to the NU Sentral Shopping Mall and Kuala Lumpur Sentral Train station. Who’d have thought something as simple as an escalator could one day be the backdrop to some awesome photos.
Photography tip: As this Instagram spot is the entrance to a shopping mall, understandably it can become busy. Try and arrive early in the morning before the mall opens to have more space for your photography needs.
NU Sentral Mall – 10am-10pm daily
Escalator – open 27/7
4. Changkat Bukit Bintang Street Art ( Jalan Alor Street Art )
The street art in Bukit Bintang has to be our favourite Kuala Lumpur Instagram spot. The streets around Kuala Lumpur’s well known Bukit Bintang were once dull, dirty and definitely not instagrammable, that’s for sure. These days, the area is full of colour, art and happy vibes. If you love street art and love a colourful Instagram feed, this is the photography spot for you.
- There tends to be a lot of people at this location, all wanting to do the same thing, take photos! Just be patient and wait your turn and you’re sure to leave with some insta-worthy shots.
- Try and look for new and interesting angles here – let your imagination run wild.
Opening Hours: 24/7
5. Sultan Abdul Building
This Kuala Lumpur photography and Instagram spot is for the architect lovers out there. The Sultan Abdul Samad building once hosted the British Colonial administration offices. Today, less interestingly, it is home to the Ministry of communications and multimedia.
We have to say though, on this occasion, it’s not what’s on the inside that counts, it’s the outside. Tourists flock to this building for its wonderful exterior which is inclusive of the 40-metre high clock tower. If you’re looking for a great picture then this has to be on your list.
- This Kuala Lumpur photography spot is primarily a workplace during the week, therefore cars will be parked blocking the beauty of the building. The road outside will be full of cars too. Instead, visit this spot at the weekend. The area is closed off to vehicles, meaning less obstruction for your photography.
- As with a lot of the photography locations mentioned, the earlier the better!
Opening times: The area around the Sultan Abdul Samad building is open 24/7. Although this area is closed to vehicles at the weekends.
6. Batu Caves
If you only visit one place on our list of Kuala Lumpur photography and Instagram spots then the Batu Caves needs to be the place!
There are two main reasons this place is so darn popular. The first is the photogenic (Insta-worthy) entrance with the gigantic Murugan statue and steep, colourful flights of steps. The second is the temple(s) which are located within the caves. At the top of the 272 steps, you’ll find the massive main cave, which is home to multiple Hindu shrines.
- Arrive early in the morning or as close to sunrise as possible to take some photos with few to no other people in.
- To enter the Batu Caves, a strict dress code is in force. Women and men must cover their knees. So make sure your instagrammable outfits are appropriate.
- It’s also important to remember, this is a religious sight. Keep this in mind whilst taking your photos. It’s always important to stay respectful.
Opening Times: 6 am – 9 pm daily
7. Masjid Wilayah Mosque
Masjid Wilayah Mosque (also known as The Federal Territory Mosque) is open to visitors to take a free tour and learn all about the history and principles of the Islamic religion in Malaysia. Not only is this place highly insightful and interesting, but it’s also one of Kuala Lumpur’s top photography spots. The insane architecture, beautiful embellishments and cool reflections are what makes the Wilayah Mosque super instagrammable.
- No need to wear your best Insta-worthy outfit here. You’ll be provided with a robe and headdress at the entrance to the mosque – which in our opinion only adds to the beauty of the photo.
- The tour around the mosque is free. Be respectful and don’t spend hours here trying to take the perfect snap. The guides are there to share information and to show you around, not to stand around watching you pose.
Opening Times: Tours are available from 10 am-6 pm daily | Closed on Friday from 12 pm-2:30 pm
8. Saloma Link Bridge
The Saloma Link is a new and highly anticipated pedestrian bridge, above the Klang river. The bridge offers a fantastic link between Kuala Lumpur City Centre with Kampung Baru.
Not only is the Saloma Link a great resource for locals and tourists alike. But it’s also a cool new Kuala Lumpur photography and Instagram spot. This unique bridge lights up varying colours at nightfall, making the intricate and creative design look even cooler.
- Visit when it is dark (when the bridge is lit) to get the best from this Kuala Lumpur photography and Instagram spot.
- As Saloma Link is new, it is VERY busy. We suggest visiting on a weekday to avoid the weekend crowds.
Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 5am-1am | Sunday 5am-12:30am
9. Regalia Suites Infinity Pool
A trip to KL would not be complete without visiting an Insta-worthy rooftop pool. The city is full of infinity pools but our favourite Instagram spot is the infinity pool at Regalia Suites. To access this viewpoint, you must book a room at the Regalia hotel, or book an apartment through Airbnb in the same building. We recommend booking your own apartment through Airbnb.
Airbnb is also a great option for those on a budget! Book your stay at Regalia Suites and save £25 off your first Airbnb booking. Use our referral code!
- Tripods are not allowed at the pool so you’ll have to ask someone to take your photo.
- The pool can get very busy. Early morning is probably your best bet to get the pool to yourself.
10. The Perdana Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Garden is Kuala Lumpur’s largest park and recreational area. The gardens have many points of interest including the lake gardens, sunken gardens, orchid garden and deer park. If you’re creative, these are all potential Instagram spots too.
Our favourite photography spot in the Botanical Garden is Laman Perdana or the yellow trees as most people call it. This square is the main meeting point in the gardens and is where events and festivals are held. The creative design and bright yellow colour are what makes this unique structure a cool photography spot.
Photography tip: Now we very rarely say this, but early morning is not a prefered time for shooting here. If you want to capture the cool diamond-shaped shadows the trees create, come here in the day when the sun is shining on the trees.
Opening Times: 7 am-8 pm daily
11. Thean Hou Temple
The Thean Hou temple is an impressive 6 tier, Chinese style Buddhist temple. It’s said to be one of the largest and oldest temples in South-east Asia. One thing is for sure, it’s one of the best Kuala Lumpur photography and Instagram spots.
After travelling in Asia for so long you might not want to visit ‘just another temple’. Don’t worry, we get it. But listen to us, this one is different and well worth the journey. With the stunning architectural design and views across KL city, this temple is a must-see and will be a great post on your Instagram feed.
- Really explore the temple grounds. There is so much to photograph here.
- Arrive early to avoid the crowds.
- If your sole purpose to visit is it to photograph, avoid visiting around Chinese New Year. Thean Hou will be very busy during this time.
Opening Hours: 8 am – 10 pm daily
12. KL Forest Eco Park
Fancy adding some nature to your Instagram feed? Then head to this unique Kuala Lumpur photography and Instagram spot, KL Forest Eco Park. The most popular part of the park is the canopy walk through the forest’s trees. These bridges offer great views of the KL tower and skyscrapers on one side and forest on the other.
Photography tip: To get a photo of the canopy from above (see image) you will need to stand on the high platform. If you don’t want to leave your tripod unattended, you’ll need a friend to take the photo.
Opening times: 7am-6pm daily
13. 2D Bubble Tea Cafe
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This cafe was surely made for Instagram, right? If you’re wanting an epic instagrammable shot, you need to visit this 2D cafe. It even has a ball pool! To really stand out on Instagram, take a video here. It adds to the dramatic 2D effect.
Opening Times: 12 pm-9 pm – Closed on Wednesdays
14. The LINC KL
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If you haven’t noticed already, we love a colourful Instagram spot and lucky for us (and you), there are plenty of brightly coloured Kuala Lumpur photography places. The LINC KL is one of them.
This trendy shopping centre is full of instagrammable spots but our favourite is the cool and colourful light structure (pictured above). Once you’ve got your photo here, definitely explore the rest of the space to find more hidden gems.
Photography tip: Head to the top floor to find the pictured Instagram spot.
Opening Times: 10am-10pm daily
15. Blue at EQ
To finish off our list of the best Kuala Lumpur photography and Instagram spots, we had to include a rooftop bar. Blue is a new and bespoke speakeasy rooftop bar located in the hotel, EQ.
The intricate design of the bar itself and the incredible panoramic view of the city skyline is what makes Blue one of the coolest Instagram spots in Kuala Lumpur. We also couldn’t help but get some impressive cocktails, you know, just for photography purposes 😉
- Visit during sunset hours to get a great shot of the KL tower at sunset.
- A dress code is in force here – no sandals, slippers or shorts.
Opening Hours: 5 pm-1 am daily
More Kuala Lumpur Photography and Instagram spots for you to check out:
The Face Suites – An Instagrammable hotel in KL with a great view of the Petronas Towers
Bukit Tabur – Great for landscape photography in Kuala Lumpur
Holy Rosary Church – Best place for wedding photoshoot in KL
Masjid Jamek – A photogenic mosque with an impressive symmetrical design
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Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya ( astaka morocco )
We hope you liked our top Kuala Lumpur photography and Instagram spots! Hopefully, this post has given you the motivation and information you need to get out there and start taking awesome photos for your Instagram feed. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below and we’ll get back to you asap!
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