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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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28 helpful votes 28 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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