Are you going on a trip with your loved ones or simply going away from Kuala Lumpur for relaxation, Genting Highlands is a place definitely you must visit without worrying about your destination. Genting Highlands is just an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur nestled on a mountain peak. It’s a popular weekend getaway which has many attractions and entertainments suitable for the whole family to enjoy.
Due to its cool ambience and peaceful environment, Genting Highlands serves as a temporary escape from busy city life. You can even enjoy cool weather to relax and spend time with your family while visiting these mountains.
A scenic drive through hill area from Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands gives refreshing atmosphere with its chilling breeze. Upon arriving at the bottom of the hill area, you will find premium outlets shopping mall and cable car skyway ride to Genting Highlands on the peak of the mountain. Once you take the ticket form Awana skyway, it will take approximately 10 min ride to the peak of highlands. Riding through the steep mountain slopes of a cable car with a breathtaking view of the rainforest and mountains overlooking the lush greenery gives a beautiful picture at its best.
While going through the top of a mountain stop at Chinese temple named as Chin Swee Cave Temple and explore the area of a heritage site. This temple is situated on one of the beautiful spots in Genting Highlands. Main attractions in this temple are 9-storey Pagoda, Buddha statue and Journey to Enlightenment along with its sceneries. You can even take beautiful pictures with its Panoramic view from the observation deck of Pagoda. Many tourists and devotees particularly southeast Asian countries come here for blessings of Buddha.
On the peak of Genting Highlands, visitors can enjoy the wide variety of entertainments, fun and shopping malls, Sky Avenue, Arena of Stars, Theme parks, First world plaza Genting Casino and Sky Casino. There are more than 80 different retail outlets and eateries to experience while you are at Genting. The lights and sound performance via Sky Symphony at the centre of a mall attract more crowd when you are inside the shopping centre. The centre of the mall with big screens along with different pictures amazes the spectator.
The 20th Century fox world theme park was being built by replacing the outdoor theme parks will offer exciting riders and fun based on Hollywood movies made by big productions like Fox and Ice Age etc., This place is more suitable for kids who want to spend their time on weekends. While the outdoor theme park is being renovated, you can enjoy indoor theme park with family.
Calling City of entertainment is a perfect name for the Genting Highlands. Sky Casino and Genting Casino are big assets to the Genting Highlands. To enter these Casinos, you must be minimum 21 years old and non-muslim. These casinos are completely filled with Blackjack, roulette, classic one-levered slot machines and the other casino games. Chinese people come here to play poker and other games every day, It runs 24 hours because of the huge crowd attending to these casinos. Genting Highlands is especially famous for its gambling public
There are some other attractions after you visit these places in Genting you can check out Strawberry Leisure Farm, Snow World, Haunted adventure walk, Butterfly Wonderland, Happy Bee Farm and Senikome Peng Heng Arts & Cultural Centre.
It could be the perfect place to escape the heat in Kuala Lumpur to Genting highlands cool weather around rainforest landscape. Finally, Don’t miss out the cable car ride and theme park along with its magnificent views of the Highlands. If there is a single thought you want to see this place, make it worth visiting this place and be amazed.
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How to Reach:
Are you wondering how to reach Genting Highlands from Kuala Lumpur?. There are some daily buses operated by express buses and tourism companies. Bus tickets from KL will vary according to the location and it costs approximately 4 – 10 RM. Check the bus routes and timings here from different locations in Kuala Lumpur.
You can even reach this place by car from Kuala Lumpur and park the car on the peak of mountain Genting highlands.