KL Tower vs Petronas Twin Tower-Which is better?

Malaysia has two big towers tourists don't want to miss. One is the popular Petronas Twin Tower and the other is Menara KL or KL Tower. Ideally, you would want to visit both of them- but what if you're constrained by time or money and can afford to visit only one of these two? Which one is better?
This post offers a comparison between KL tower and Petronas twin tower on various aspects, to help you decide. This is based on my personal visit experience to both the towers, over multiple visits. I had two visits to KL Tower, once in 2011 and again recently in May 2019, while I went up to twin tower in 2016 and visited again (exterior only) in May 2019.

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Factor
KL Tower
Twin Tower
Remarks
1
Advance booking
Not needed, buy on spot
Limited slots and tickets sold each day, advance booking highly recommended

2
Entry ticket
49 MYR (International adult, observation deck only)
80 MYR + booking fee,
Valid for specific date n time only, no refund, no changing
KL Tower is lot cheaper
3
Time allowed
Unlimited- can stay till closing hours
Very limited- 10 mins on the bridge, 15 mins at level 82

4
View
360 degrees
Near 300 degree at 83rd level, left n right on bridge (41st level)

5
Telescope available?
Yes
No

6
Restaurant
Yes-rotating
Not in tower area, available in the mall, ground level

7
Tower Max height
421 meters
452 meters
Refer #9
8
Max accessible height
276 meters
300 meters (approx)

9
Taller view?
Yes
No
KL tower is located on a hill, hence is overall taller and offers better view
10
Overall Popularity
Less
More

11
Exterior Photo
Difficult-not enough space around
Easy- can view from outside

12
Reason to visit
Better view
Cheaper, easy entry process

More popular, iconic and photogenic

But needs better planning and advance booking to go up

13
Detailed Review

14
Purpose
Telecommunication
Office blocks

15
Alternate options
Several towers around the world
Not as many, even fewer open to tourists

Any other point you'd like me to compare?

If you ask me to chose between the two, I would recommend KL tower, due to following reasons
- Entry is cheaper, less complex (you can walk-in any time without prior reservation)
- You can spend more time, can get better view

But then the twin towers are more photogenic, more popular and unique- so even if you can't go to top, do plan a visit to the KLCC campus and get some photos of the towers from outside.

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