For many years, the Petronas Twin Towers that dominate the skyline of Malaysia‘s capital city of Kuala Lumpur were the world’s tallest buildings. It maintained that title from 1998 to 2004, standing at 451.9 m/1483 ft. Although the title has been passed to another skyscraper, the two structures retain the title of being the world’s tallest twin towers. These towering spires first caught my attention in the 1999 movie “Entrapment” starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones. When I saw the magnificent photography surrounding them I knew I wanted to visit it myself (not to mention that Malaysian food is incredible). They have, along with Malaysia itself, have been near the top of my travel to-do list.

Kuala Lumpur skyline with the Petronas Towers shining on the right.
Kuala Lumpur skyline with the Petronas Towers shining on the right.


Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons – Author: Guyfrombronx

**Note: I want to express my heartfelt sadness for the tragedy of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. My thoughts are with the families and friends of the all the passengers and crew. May peace find all of us.

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