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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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Go to this marked first, before you go to the Chinese marked.

The marked is next to the Chow Kit Monorail station. I is a bit messy marked but also the cheapest of the markets in Kuala Lumpur. It is mainly food, cloth (second hand, but in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Copenhagen Region, Denmark

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Corby, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Chow Kit area is a bit of a dump. Dirty streets (bins overflowing with rubbish) rats - dead and alive, beggars, run down buildings, abandoned hotels. Our hotel was in this area and the nearest monorail station was Chow Kit. Plaza GM is worth a visit - wholesale shops. i bought 3 G Shock watches for about 5GBP each,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Good for a visit. But watch your wallet with the burnt out drug fueled zombies wandering around the area.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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305 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Located at Chow Kit Road. It a wet market to night market. Very popular for the tourist and I guess most people heard of Chow Kit. The wet market you can find most of the ingredient for your kitchen which is sold by mostly Indonesian traders. This where you can easily find used clothing, leather goods and etc. It is... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Indonesia in the middle of Malaysia..@Plenty of shop with various items & expect a lot migrant people especially from indonesia. Come weekend this placed were swarmed with migrant. Happening at time overall people are friendly and a lot of offering with good bargain. Anyway sometimes culture brings people together. Recommended to explore and kindly noted cleanliness to be look into.

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Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great place for super cheap clothes but hang onto your wallet. Its also very shady. Some of the vendors will try to take advantage of you or pick your pocket.

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The marked is next to the Chow Kit Monorail station. I is a bit messy marked but also the cheapest of the markets in Kuala Lumpur. It is mainly food, cloth (second hand, but in good shape), sunglasses, watches, shoe that can be found at the marked. I found kids sunglasses at RM 1,80 (prior to bargain), and found exactly... More 

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Anaheim, California
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64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Wandering into Chowkit market, it's a wet market, selling fresh foods, fish, meat, chicken, vegetable, fruits, spices and other stuffs for daily local people needs. Just go there for an experience of how the local do their shopping daily and how the stalls are selling their stocks. Maximum one hour or less to visit this market is recommended and if... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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240 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

As soon as you arrive at Chow Kit station and walk down onto the street you will begin to feel the vibe of the place. It is raw, authentic and how the locals live. I didn't feel threatened or worried but there were definitely some questionable characters around and a lot of beggars. I didn't see any other tourists in... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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995 reviews
672 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Located at the beginning of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, it is KL's most popular local market and comprises of a wet market and a bazaar. Comprising narrow streets and alleyways, this market is a maze of stores selling fruits, vegetables, CD's, shoes, clothes with fresh meat and fish in its wet section. This is also home to KL:'s Red Light... More 

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Taupo
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur

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