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Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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$25.80*
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Private Half-Day: The Ultimate Kuala Lumpur Food Tour

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Interesting and extensive wet market

Arrived at just after 6am, where the customers were primarily locals. Pretty much anything you'd want in the way of fruit, vegetables, fish and meat is on display. The meat is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Keith S
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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is as loco as you can get. Typically frequented by the locals and not many people speak English, but food is food regardless of which country you are from. Plus - Market was in full swing by the time we got there at 11.30am. We were told that the day market closes around 4ish and the night market starts.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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481 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very large market which sells the usual meat, fish, fruit and vegetables along with their accompaniments. The meat market section is not a place for the squeamish or those who are intolerant of odours associated with meat, but is surprisingly clean (by market standards). Given that it is very crowded by locals, it is a great place to observe... More 

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Thank FyingKiwi
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at just after 6am, where the customers were primarily locals. Pretty much anything you'd want in the way of fruit, vegetables, fish and meat is on display. The meat is very fresh (especially the chickens - which are bought in live at one end of the market, and rapidly turned into all variety of 'meat products' in various stalls)... More 

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Thank Keith S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1,638 reviews
636 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 648 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

this place is very congested because of the wet markets. this used to be a very notorious place but it has been cleaned up. nothing much in this area in terms of attraction but if you like wet market then this is the place.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 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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Thank Gary K
Cologne, Germany
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 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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137 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 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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