Foto Friday: Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Foto Friday: Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels.

This week’s photo is of the famous Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

It’s impossible to talk about Malaysia without talking about seeing the Petronas Towers. There was a point in time where I wanted to visit Kuala Lumpur solely to see the Petronas Towers. Knowing nothing about Malaysia or its culture, there was something so alluring about the Petronas themselves that I can’t exactly put a finger on.

At 1,483 feet, these twin towers beat out my city’s famous Sears Tower for the position of the tallest skyscraper in the world. They remained the tallest for just over six years, and are still in the top 5 today.

Even if they’re no longer the world’s tallest, they are still certainly a symbol of Kuala Lumpur. When I first spotted them in the distance across the city, I actually felt a little disappointed, as they didn’t seem as tall and iconic as I had hoped. But as soon as I was standing underneath them, feeling so small, that feeling instantly drained away and I understood just why people can’t get enough of these towers.

Malaysia - Jan 2014

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  1. April 19, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    Very cool perspective, and I love how it just pops off the page because the whites are the same….

    • Beth Williams
      May 2, 2014 / 8:43 am

      Thanks Corinne! I know the Petronas are a bit over photographed, but I loved this photo nonetheless!