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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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Interesting Morning Wet Market

Located on the eastern side of the Chow Kit Monorail station, the Chow Kit wet market is a very typical local place where residents buy their grocery. The market is well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warning - do not come here hung over, or if you have a weak stomach. Also, ladies, make sure you are appropriately dressed, or you will attract a lot of unwanted attention from the men. This market is amazing! It really gives you an insight into the locals and their culture.

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Thank JourneysTheDest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable place. Shoppers heaven on a budget. Every conceivable sort of clothing and shoes plus bags you can imagine. Take plenty of Malaysian Ringgit and go nuts.

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Thank Nick M
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Located on the eastern side of the Chow Kit Monorail station, the Chow Kit wet market is a very typical local place where residents buy their grocery. The market is well demarcated - fruits, vegetables, fish, dried goods, meat, etc. Worth a visit in the morning to experience the local culture

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Thank Dangoh
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Now this is the type of market you would expect in Asia. Off the main road is Chow Kit market, you can smell it before you see it as the first batch of stalls are fish, and I mean tons of fish! Some still alive some clearly dead but some amazing sights. Chickens were slightly odd, all seemed to be... More 

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Thank TerriLondon
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Chow Kit market is dirty and crowded and wet, so be mentally prepared. BUT you will find lots of fresh products, such as fruits, vege and local spices selling at cheap price. An eye-opener for foreigners and a heaven for cooks or housewives. Wide varieties of cooked food are also available, Chinese food court at the second floor of old... More 

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Thank yimin516
Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

You can find many Indonesian food here. Now you can visit Malaysia and feel like in Indonesia at the same time. 2-in-1.

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Thank Zulzuhar
Selangor, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Visited this place to find raw produce for my kitchen. Lots of fresh produce you can find here. The price was quiet cheap compare to other market. But in term of cleanliness of this place there was some issue here. Also difficult to find parking space here.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Absolutely loved this market. Not touristy at all, very big and all the fresh food you can imagine. You can also watch the vendors "prepare" the meet for the customers.

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

The market is not that big, but at least there aren't as many tourists as in petaling street. Therefore quite authentic. Unfortunately really hard to find...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

A colourful wet market which will take up about 1-1.5 hours of your time depending on how much of a foodie you are. All kinds of fish, meat, offal, fruit and vegetables sold from stalls throughout the market. You can watch sellers gut fish, skin meat, and sell almost unidentifiable cuts (lung). Wear either closed shoes or shoes with a... More 

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