Welcome to the Cruise Port Guide Port Klang – Malaysia. Port Klang is the gateway to Kuala Lumpur. It is the port that is closest to this magnificent city. Kuala Lumpur is a city with 1,6 million inhabitants and it is Southeast Asia’s youngest capital. It developed far beyond recognition in the last few decades. 2 centuries ago tin miners hacked a base out of the jungle and not this metropole is here to stay. It is a city with a remarkable cultural diversity. Each ethnic group leaves their permanent mark on Kuala Lumpur. They shape the city and amazing traditions we find here. The city of Kuala Lumpur is basically one gigantic melting pot you simply have the explore. Kuala Lumpur is about 60 km away from Port Klang and the nearest city to Port Klang is Klang. Klang is a rather small city that has limited sights to offer. Therefore we recommend you to get yourself on a shore excursion or in a taxi to avoid being stuck at the cruise terminal. Find out underneath how to get to Kuala Lumper and further afield.
This is where you will find KL’s famous China Town. It is the heart of Kuala Lumpur that never sleeps. Explore this colorful neighbourhood, visit the souvenir shops or join the locals on the sidewalk for some authentic street food.
Cruise ships can dock at several location in the Port of Klang. Most likely your ship will dock the Port Klang Cruise Center. You will find this is a large industrial port with little in the near area. You will need transportation to get to the nearest town or to Kuala Lumpur. Read the full Port Klang cruise port guide to learn more about your docking locations and transportation options.
This is the shopping mall at the base of the Petronas towers you do not want to miss. This 6 story shopping mall holds all the big international brands and more. Go shopping here and get a refreshment at the fountain just outside the mall.
North of the city you will find the Batu Caves. This is one of the most popular sites in the area. Lord Murugan guards stands at the start of the 272 steps that lead all the way up the caves. The cave walls are lined with statues of Hindu gods including Murugan, Shiva and Ganesh. The cave was discovered by William Hornaday in 1878 and today it is still an important pilgrim site for Malaysian Hindu’s. You can reach the batu caves by taxi or simply take the train “Batu Caves”.
Getting up the Petronas towers requires some preparation so why not go up the KL tower instead and have that brilliant view over the Petronas tower and Kuala Lumpur. At the KL tower base there are lots of things to do, but most people come here to take the elevator up to the top of the tower. A view is not guaranteed and therefore it is wise to take the weather into consideration.
This iconic building is the headquarters or the national oil and gas company Petronas. You have the opportunity to go up by elevator but it is wise to prebook those tickets because they are often sold out on the day of. This building is simply something you have to have seen, wether you are going up or not.