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Officially known as the Royal Town of Klang, it is the former capital of the state Selangor, Malaysia. It may not be one of the most beautiful cities in Malaysia, but Klang has a unique old-world charm. Known for its rich heritage sites and colonial architecture, it is a city with palace, mosque, and other buildings which associate itself with the Selangor sultanate.
Located 45km from Kuala Lumpur, Klang is a popular day trip for most tourists. The colourful town is split between Klang town and port (Pelabuhan Klang) and is small enough to explore on foot. The Klang River flows through the town and divides it into South Klang and North Klang.
Designed to be an Eco Smart City, Klang is also an education hub. Entertainment and activities in Klang take the form of sightseeing, shopping, and cinemas. There are several shopping malls here, especially South Klang. Istana Alam Shah, the royal residence of the Sultan of Selangor, Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Tugu Keris, are a few of the notable places in Klang that are worth a visit.
The colourful royal town of Klang is popular for Malay, Indian, and Chinese Cuisine and seafood delicacies. Emporium Makan, an old spot situated in the heart of the city, is the most significant spot in Klang for Malay cuisine. Incomplete without the Indian cuisine, several Indian restaurants are located in Little India. Klang is known for its Bak Kut Teh, a non-halal herbal soup while the coastal region near Port Klang is well-known for its seafood.
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