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"Royal Town of Klang"

Klang Tourism

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.

Things to do in Klang

1. Sultan Sulaiman Royal Mosque

Sultan Sulaiman Royal Mosque
Established in 1932, the Sultan Sulaiman Royal Mosque is located in Klang and houses the royal mausoleum within its area. The majestic building reflects an excellent blend of neo-classical, western an (Read More)d mughal architecture. The mosque is known officially as the state mosque standing tall as a religious and historic site at the foot of the hill. The Royal Palace of the Sultan is located right next to the mosque but not open to visitors. The mosque has a beautiful central hall and it serves free food during ramadan.

2. Kuan Yin Temple Klang

Kuan Yin Temple Klang
Kuan Yin Teng or the Goddess of Mercy Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia dedicated to the Goddess Guan Yin. The temple building is a heritage structure often visited by Buddhists and a lo (Read More)cal attraction for the Chinese visitors during the Chinese New Year or any festive season. The temple is situated in an easily visible and prominent location. It has marvellous exteriors with beautiful archways and carvings along with a peaceful interior setting. 
Timings: 7 AM - 5 PM

3. Little India

Little India
Influenced by the rich culture and heritage of India, the Little India in Klang is an excellent place to walk around and explore the busy streets of the area absorbing the Indian architectural surroun (Read More)dings. You can find plenty of shops selling Indian handicrafts, clothes, accessories, etc. The vibrant locality occupies little area next to the Central Market and is brimming with aromatic Indian restaurants that have some exceptional yet affordable dine-in food menus.

4. Royal City Klang Mosque

Royal City Klang Mosque
Also called the Masjid Bandar Diraja Klang, the magnificent Klang Royal Town Mosque is located on the banks of Klang river in Jalan Pasar giving it panoramic views of a floating mosque. The refined mo (Read More)sque was reconstructed and reopened in 2009 with a delicate gold work dome-shaped minaret that highlights the place.

5. Klang Parade

Klang Parade
Klang Parade is a modern day shopping centre in Klang, Malaysia. The complex comprises some huge new and retro outlets with its anchor tenants like Econsave , Golden Screen Cinemas and Parkson among o (Read More)thers . It has over 231 store outlets. 
Timings: 10 AM - 10 PM

6. Church of Our Lady of Lourdes Klang

Church of Our Lady of Lourdes Klang
Situated in Klang, the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes was built by missionaries to help catholic immigrants settle and revive themselves on foregin land. The building stands beautifully in the busy Lit (Read More)tle India area with a lovely chapel outside and marvellously designed interiors with glass panels and dome structures housing artifacts, statues and other memorabilia describing the history of Klang.

7. Raja Mahadi Fort

Raja Mahadi Fort
Built on the top of a hill Kota Raja Mahadi is a historic site that witnessed two civil wars in the 19th century. It was built in 1866 by the emperor Raja Mahdi to gain an unrivalled power edge over e (Read More)nemy Raja Abdullah. Once built as a spy fort to fend off enemy ships, the fort area today houses Klang’s Municipality Council. You can find bunkers, graves, remains etc. of the kings that ruled the fort.

8. Keris Monument

Keris Monument
Also known as the Tugu Keris, the silver coloured kris-shaped monument was constructed by then emperor Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah to celebrate his 25th anniversary as Sultan of Selango (Read More)r. Kris is a wavy dagger and the locals believe it to be a significance of strength and unity. Located in the Klang Royal Gardens, the monument stands tall and is visible while travelling from Kuala Lumpur. The monument has a playground next to it and is close to the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes.

9. Tanjung Harapan

Tanjung Harapan
Tanjung Harapan, loosely translated to Cape of Good Hope, is located in the Northport area of Klang, Selangor. You can admire and bask in the glory of the breathtaking sunset views from the cape or cy (Read More)cle along the beach if pleasant weather pertains. A calming walk along the coastline of the well-built industrial area of Bandar Sultan Suleiman is a fantastic way to explore the area

10. Sri Sundararaja Perumal Temple

Sri Sundararaja Perumal Temple
Locally known as the Klang Perumal Temple, the Sri Sundararaja Perumal Temple is the oldest Vishnu temple in Malaysia. A combination of South India’s rich heritage and modern architecture, the t (Read More)emple has great designs of colourful pillars and intricate carvings of elephants, gods and goddesses. It has a huge premises with smaller Ganesha and Parvathi temples amongst others. The complex has a separate enclave to perform Hindu wedding ceremonies and other functions.

11. Sri Subramania Swamy Temple Klang

Sri Subramania Swamy Temple Klang
Initially founded as a humble shrine, it was later converted into a temple devoted to Lord Murugan. The main deity sculptures in the temple are of Lord Muruga and Valli Theivanai with a unique statue (Read More)of Arumugam Swamy sculpted back in the 1950s. The temple is home to a large Navalar Mandapam and a historic Palmyra tree, which is a cultural symbol of Tamilians in India.
Timings: 6 AM - 9:30 AM and 4 PM - 9:30 PM

12. Istana Alam Shah

Istana Alam Shah
Istana Alam Shah is the official palace of the Sultan of Selangor. The historical site is designed at its finest and most intricately with authentic royal Malay structure. It is built of wood and (Read More) marble and incorporates 15 iconic rooms to look out for.

13. GM Klang Wholesale City

GM Klang Wholesale City
GM Klang Wholesale City is an indoor wholesale shopping complex. It hosts many retail and wholesale outlets having a huge range from mechanical equipment, clothing and beauty items, foo (Read More)d items and outlets, gadgets, footwear and others services. 
Timings: 10 AM - 7 PM

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How to Reach Klang

How to Reach Overview

The North Klang Valley Expressway, KESAS highway, and the South Klang Valley Expressway are major highways through which Klang is accessible, linking it to various places. 

Klang is accessible by train from Kuala Lumpur via the Pelabuhan Klang - Batu Caves track of KTM Komuter. It is also accessible using bus services like Transnasional and Cityliner buses, Rapid KL buses, Wawasan Sutera and Metrobus, and KMK Express. 

One can make use of boats that serve between Indonesia (Dumai and Tanjung Balai Asahan) and Port Klang, which is located 8km away. 

The nearest airport to Klang is Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport (SZB), followed by Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH), and Kuantan Airport (KUA).

Local transport in Klang

Klang has five commuter stations that make up the 2 Port Klang Line of the KTM Komuter system. A number of highways with distinct features connect Klang to Klang valley making the travel by road easier. The Federal Highway is one of the easiest ways to get to Klang Valley and convenient but the traffic is at its peak during the peak hours.

The New Klang Valley Expressway is your second best option. The important feature of this highway is the availability of petrol stations all along the highway and the restriction of heavy vehicles, except for buses during certain hours. The North Klang Straits Bypass establishes a link to port Klang. It is better known as Federal Route 20. It is better to drive around in the city due to the limitations of public transport in Klang. The South Klang Valley Expressway is yet another alternative to travel by road.  

Klang also has the RapidKL bus route. Taxis are available outside the railway stations however finding a metered taxi is not convenient.

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Sultan Sulaiman Royal Mosque, Klang
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes Klang
Keri Monument in Klang, also known as Tugu Keris

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