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Chow Kit

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Ranked #10 of 44 shopping in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Wind your way past narrow stalls at this authentic market for a glimpse of where Malaysians shop. Need anything for a picnic?
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was not the same as last time. Not vibrant. In fact, the shops close early. Nothing much to see or buy. Should just proceed to Petaling St.

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Kuwait
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Chow Kit is a sub-district in central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located around Jalan Chow Kit .visited chow kit in june 2014 i want see local market. i read about it in internet it good market for bargain. but when i came i do not see anything special just normal market but bad smell, jam. do not go &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

In the 10 days I spent sight seeing in KL, Chow Kit was the highlight. Easy to get to via monorail or bus, the suburb is busy and bustling with local sites a plenty. The market is even better, with all the fresh fruit, veges, fish and meat you could want. You can also try a few local delicacies at... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I visited chow kit on 30 March, 2014. This market is great, if you want to see a more authentic market this is the place to go. This is where the locals buy all their fruit, vegies, spices and meat. They also have heaps of stalls for clothing, watches, bags etc and are definitely the cheapest. I recommend wearing closed... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you're looking for a great bargain- Chow Kit's morning local market area is just for you! From fruit juice stands to curry egg pockets and sweet deserts; you can find them here. Although, it is a market- you'll only find that its open in the morning and not through the evening. If you are looking for a money-tight stay-... More

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I went there for searching for fruits and just see and enjoy the place. I liked the place as it was (at least not yet, why then I recommend?) a local market, not a tourist spot. You can find almost anything there, which may be little shocking for some. Found also nice food there.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The GM Plaza at Chow Kit is a seven stores building in the Chow Kit area. The building is actually seventeen floors but the wholesalers occupy only seven floors. You must buy in quantity normally 12 or more of an item or the vendor will not give you the wholesale price. However if you buy 12of an item and then... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Went to see the chow kit market out of interest and was blow away! This big wet market has everything you could want to eat, from great fresh fruit and veg to fresh looking fish and the always...interesting looking butchers. There is also a good selection of clothing stalls around the outside which as significantly cheaper than elsewhere in KL,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Something I didn't expect, accidentally went down the back of the stalls where they prepare the produce, not the main way and it was unreal. The amount of unusual and bizarre food and products they had were unbelievable, everything from live eels to cows heads. Recommend if you want to fill in some time.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Easy to get to, jump on the monorail line and get off at Chow Kit. The clothing and Textile section of the market is typical of any asian market, cheap and nasty. The food section was rather interesting, filled with delicious smells and colours it provides for a enchanting type experience. Come with an open mind and be prepared for... More

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