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All The Inside Details About The Observation Deck at the Petronas Twin Tower

What is the Petronas Twin Towers observation deck? 

High up on the 86th floor of Kuala Lumpur’s most visited landmark - The Petronas Twin Towers - the Observation Deck puts the city - its skyscrapers, busy roads, and distant mountains - on spectacular display. The literal high point of the Petronas Twin Towers experience, the Deck also allows for a closer look at the features of the Towers themselves, highlighting the architectural blend of the postmodern with the Islamic, the sky-reaching spires that crown the buildings, and the gleaming exterior. Located in Tower 2, the Observation Deck creates an immersive Petronas Twin Towers experience with interactive displays, sighting telescopes and detailed models of the buildings.

Quick facts about the Petronas Twin Towers observation deck

Petronas Twin Towers: Observation Deck
  • Official Name: Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck
  • Location: 41 and 42nd level of the Petronas Twin Towers, Lower Ground (Concourse) Level, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Date of opening: August 31, 1999
  • Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM (closed on Mondays except on Malaysian public holidays) 
  • Architect: Cesar Pelli 
  • Function: Viewpoint 
  • Height: 370 metres above ground

Why visit the Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck?

Petronas Twin Towers: Observation Deck

Scale new heights

The Observation Deck is located at an astonishing 370 meters above ground and is one the highest viewpoints in all of Kuala Lumpur. Just the thrill of scaling the iconic buildings should warrant a visit!

Petronas Twin Towers: Observation Deck

Stunning views

At the top, the Observation Deck treats you to unmatched cityscape views. Gazing out from the large windows, you can spot the King’s Palace, soak in the serenity of the KLCC Park below, and also look out into the open skies and spot the Titiwangsa mountain range that sits at the edge of the city.

Petronas Twin Towers: Observation Deck

Mirror image

From the Tower 2 Observation Deck, you come face-to-face with the identical Tower 1. This is your chance to take in every architectural detail of the building including the lengthy spire, the mosaic of glass and steel that makes up the facade, and the eight-point design that makes the exterior look like a flower.

Plan your visit to Petronas Twin Towers' observation deck

Petronas Twin Towers: Observation Deck

What are the Observation Deck’s opening hours?

  • Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM 
  • Closed: The Twin Towers and the Observation Deck remain closed on Mondays, except on public holidays. 
  • Last Admission: 8.30 PM 
  • Best time to visit: For clear views of the city, we recommend you head up there during the day. However, if you prefer watching the lit-up city sparkle in the dark, then evening visits are for you.
Petronas Twin Towers: Observation Deck

Where is the Petronas Twin Towers' skybridge?

  • Address: 41 and 42nd level of the Petronas Twin Towers, Lower Ground (Concourse) Level, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • The Observation Deck is on the 86th floor of Tower 2 in the Petronas Twin Towers.

What to do at the Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck? 

The penultimate stop on the Petronas Twin Towers tour, the Observation Deck is a large space that’s surrounded by clear, lengthy windows from where you can look out into the city. Usually, visitors are allowed around 15 - 20 minutes here, so make the most of your time by taking a leisurely walk along the windows. Outside, during the day, you’ll observe the finer details of the city - complete with tall skyscrapers, the onion-shaped dome of the King’s Palace, and the faraway outline of the Titiwangsa range. In the evenings, the city bedazzles with illuminated buildings and streets. Zoom in on the city’s features with telescopes. 

In one nook of the Deck, Tower 1 comes into razor-sharp focus. Stop here to observe the ornate, eight-point circumference of the Tower along with its sky-high spire. Just beyond the Twin Tower, you’ll also be able to spot the towering presence of the KL Tower - another Kuala Lumpur landmark. Finally, take a quick tour of the scale models of the Towers and the city. And learn more about the Petronas Twin Towns on AI-backed interactive displays. 




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Frequently asked questions about the Petronas Twin Towers observation deck

What is the Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck?

Placed on the 86th floor of Tower 2 of the Petronas Twin Towers, the Observation Deck is a sky-high viewpoint from where you can take in the sweeping views of Kuala Lumpur and also closely observe the architecture of the Towers.

Where can I buy Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck tickets?

The tour of the Observation Deck is part of the Petronas Twin Towers experience. You can buy the tickets online and at the ticket counters located at the Towers. We highly recommend online bookings since it allows you the flexibility of picking a convenient tour time and allows you to skip the long lines. 

Can I visit the Observation Deck with Petronas Twin Towers tickets?

Yes, you can. The Observation Deck is the highlight of the tour and you head there after visiting the Sky Bridge. 

Who designed the Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck?

Cesar Pelli was the chief architect of the Towers along with the Observation Deck. Pelli was a renowned Argentine-American architect who also designed other significant buildings around the world including the World Financial Centre in New York and The Landmark in Abu Dhabi.

When was Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck built?

In March 1993, the construction of the Petronas Twin Towers began. The buildings, along with the Observation Deck, were inaugurated in August 1999.

What’s inside the Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck?

The Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck is an indoor viewpoint on the 86th floor of the Towers. The spacious room is made up of large windows that look out at the city. Inside, you can make your way through scale models of the Towers and the city and interactive displays.

What can I do at the Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck?

One of the highest viewpoints in Kuala Lumpur, the 86th-floor Observation Deck offers panoramic views of the city - studded with skyscrapers, iconic landmarks like KL Tower and the King’s Palace, the verdant KLCC Park, and the distant Titiwangsa mountains. You can also get a close view of the other Twin Tower, detailing its architectural beauty and its towering length.

What are the timings of the Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck?

The towers are open from 9 AM to 9 PM. It is closed on Monday. Every day there are 36 ticketed tours that take you through the features of the Twin Tours including its Observation Deck. 

Where is the Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck located?

The Observation Deck is on the 86th Floor of the second Tower. The Petronas Twin Towers are located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, in the KLCC area. 

Is the Petronas Twin Towers wheelchair accessible?

Yes, it is. You can use ramps and lifts to go around the Towers. The facility also offers complimentary wheelchairs on a first-come first-serve basis.

Is photography allowed at the Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck?

Yes, the Observation Deck is one of the best places in Kuala Lumpur to take breathtaking photos of the city.

Is there a dress code for visiting the Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck?

There is no strict dress code for the daily tours. We’d recommend wearing modest, comfortable clothes during the tour. The rules of the VIP Tour, however, stipulate that you cannot wear jeans, sandals and round-neck t-shirts.