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Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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$71.00*
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Kuala Lumpur Food Tour Through Chow Kit
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$32.50*
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Private Half-Day: The Ultimate Kuala Lumpur Food Tour

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The new Chinatown

If you want a taste of real KL lifestyle then get to Chow Kit. Easily accessible by GO KL bus from KL Sentral or Monorel from Bukit Bintang, Chow Kit can give you a taste of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gary K
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Toowoomba, Australia
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a taste of real KL lifestyle then get to Chow Kit. Easily accessible by GO KL bus from KL Sentral or Monorel from Bukit Bintang, Chow Kit can give you a taste of modernity as well as life as it has been for generations. Wandering through the back alleys and crowded streets searching for bargains isn't difficult... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Chow Kit market is worth a visit for everybody who is interested in fresh food. There you can see fresh fish, every kinds of meat, vegetables, fruit, spices and more. For people who have the opportunity to cook this is the perfect place to buy all ingredients. We loved to buy fresh fruit for our days in KL. Price... More 

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Thank lucasschrodt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place. Really a different world. People shouting, bargaining, selling all sorts of fishes, animals, vegetables and fruits. I think we were the only tourists there. It was really funny. People were so friendly, giving us tastes of various fruits and trying to sell us stuff. Really great. You can also grab local cheap food here. Make sure you try... More 

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Thank Jan K
Tehran, Iran
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

It is Awesome . The best fresh market that you can find in KL . Everyone should visit it once . you will find a lot of weird fruits and vegetable .

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Thank OmidMohajerani
Marang, Malaysia
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132 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Chow Kit is a sub-district in central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located around Jalan Chow Kit (Chow Kit Road) and is enclosed by the parallel streets of Jalan Raja Laut and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. It is named after the tin miner and municipal councilor Loke Chow Kit (陸秋傑). Today the area features a large Indonesian community, and more... More 

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Palembang, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

I went from Bukit Bintang by using GoKL because it is free. Once I was in a bus, two people talked with Javanese language. Of course I understand. Then I told one of then that I was going to Chow Kit. She showed me to get there. Well finally, at the bus stop, I mer another Indonesian. That place is... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

A good market experience. Full blend from the fresh fruits and veggies to the fish part of the market of which the variety is impressive. No open shoes and simple clothing are the good tips and if you want to have a quick snack after walk around the different stalls before you choose the one ;)

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Thank Abiiir
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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90 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

This is my local market and I visit here at least once a week. The fruit and vegetables are fresh and much cheaper than in the supermarkets as they are mostly locally grown. I love wandering the aisles looking for the freshest food before deciding what to cook for the week. I also love bringing all of my visitors here.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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450 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Great place to visit to see a genuine market in operation. Huge variety of fish, meat and fruit and vegetables. It's all locals here buying except for the odd curious tourist. It's a wet market so there's a lot of dirt and waste all over the floor so watch where you're walking. Some of the meat stalls may surprise including... More 

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

This place pretty much will gobsmack you upon entrance. Wear closed and thick soled shoes so you don't bring the market home with you on your feet... it wouldn't be pleasant. Cheap, very fresh and very diverse selection of any type of foods that humans could possibly eat If you are into things that are very local real and authentic... More 

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