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Menara Kuala Lumpur TV tower description and photos - Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Menara Kuala Lumpur.
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Menara Kuala Lumpur TV Tower is the seventh tallest telecommunications tower in the world and the highest observation deck in the capital of Malaysia. It shares popularity and recognition among the high-rise buildings of Kuala Lumpur only with the Petronas Towers. Menara is located in the very center of the city and, directed up to 421 meters, serves as a beautiful landmark for residents and guests.
The grandiose construction of the TV tower lasted almost five years. At the date of opening, in 1996, it occupied the fifth place in height, but over time it gave way to new buildings.
The general design of the Menard TV tower is intended to symbolize the human desire for perfection. Its architectural style is a combination of classical motifs of Islamic architecture with hi-tech elements. The impressive dome is made using the muqarna technique: a honeycomb vault typical of Arab buildings. In this case, it resembles a huge diamond.
The TV tower is located on the top of a high hill in the middle of the country's oldest forest reserve. This is another "green lung" of the central part of the metropolis, where many exotic plants, tropical trees and some species of animals have been preserved. There is a small zoo in the reserve, right at the foot of the TV tower. Since it cannot compete in scale with a park of birds or deer, the organizers came up with another "highlight" - they turned this small living corner into an exhibition of unusual animals. Here you can see a turtle with two heads, albino toads, albino turtles, etc.
A century-old tree testifies to the respect for nature, caught in the construction zone. Of course, they did not cut it down, but created a retaining wall around it, on it - a platform with railings. It took a lot of time and money, but now this tree is part of the architectural ensemble of the TV tower and its landmark.
The observation deck of the TV tower is located at an altitude of 276 meters - almost a hundred meters above the platform of the Petronas towers. You can get there by high-speed elevator or by overcoming two thousand steps. It offers the most stunning views of Kuala Lumpur. In the daytime, in clear weather, visibility reaches 50 meters, in the evening you can admire the lights of the center. Six meters higher there is another observation deck - in the restaurant.
The Menara TV Tower is also called the "Garden of Light" - for its magnificent evening lighting in all colors.
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