Towering mightily above the surrounding city, the Petronas Towers are one of the prime tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur. Possibly as much for the large, modern shopping mall beneath the towers than the towers themselves. Designed by architect César Pelli, construction was finished in 1998. At the time, it was the tallest building in the world. It has since been eclipsed by several subsequent structures, the most recent being the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It still remains the world’s tallest twin towers.
It you’re in Kuala Lumpur, it’s possible to go up to a view deck on the bridge between the towers. It used to be free but now cost’s somewhere around US$20. Get your tickets early in the day. I’ve been to the towers twice but have never gone up to the sky bridge. I’d personally recommend going to the nearby KL Tower which is taller and has a 360 degree view.