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Chow Kit

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Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Wind your way past narrow stalls at this authentic market for a glimpse of...
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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Blows your mind - wow

This is a place that brings together real food and home wares. It has a collection of small places to eat. A must see. We visited on a week day morning and were the only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Taupo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a place that brings together real food and home wares. It has a collection of small places to eat. A must see. We visited on a week day morning and were the only tourists. We stood out. Despite this, everyone was getting on with their business and no-one seemed to mind our visit. You will see dead animals... More 

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Perth, Australia
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59 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Although Chow Kit is classified as a dodgy area. I still felt safe there whilst visiting the huge markets. There are areas indoors and outdoors. From food, clothing, snacks, fresh produce, cakes etc. it is an exciting place for those who love going to markets. Save yourself to go to Karim's for Roti Chanai, it is located at the back... More 

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Shah Alam
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Went there a few times to buy groceries. There was quite a diverse selection of vegetables, fish and meat to choose from. Price were competitive. Unfortunately cleanliness was a major issues and is reflected by the bad smell, cobwebs and dust. I understand that they are revamping the area. Hope the condition will improve soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great to wander down the isles and watch the locals shop. Fantastic colours of the fruit and vegetables. Sights and smells of the fish, poultry and game can be a bit confronting. Smoked cow heads available if that's your thing. Be respectful and let the locals who are not on holidays get on with their lives.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited the market after looking at other reviews on trip advisor but unfortunately we didn't have a good experience. There is a very pungent smell which is very unpleasant and we didn't really find anything to buy or even look at.

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Kuala Lumpur
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

good, cheap shopping in UO dept store and Mydin dept store and also in shops around and in the lively Chow Kit vegetable and fruit market. Good and cheap eating. But its an extremely dirty area, many prostitures and homeless people there. One can see there all the social problems a big city like KL has. The small alleys at... More 

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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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