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Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

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Visit Central Market, a famous retail and cultural center noted as a Malaysian Heritage Site. Founded in 1888, the iconic Art Deco building originally served the local community as a wet market selling meat and produce. Today it features a traditional stall layout with vendors selling everything from antiques to T-shirts. Head to the annex in the back of the building to see art galleries, performance areas, and shops selling arts and crafts. If you've worked up an appetite, the popular food court offers a range of delicious treats from across the world in a bustling and authentic setting. Work out when and for how long to visit Central Market and other Kuala Lumpur attractions using our handy Kuala Lumpur family vacation planner.
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  • Central market is a great place to shop in KL. The prices are very reasonable, and most stallholders are open to a little negotiation too! Great place to find unique gifts for friends and family.  more »
  • Here the craft is a typical Malay minimum, unlike Chinatown filled only counterfeit, prices are fixed (which avoids always negotiate..), and adorable sellers. I recommend!
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  • If you want a keychain with your name in a Malaysia-inspired cute frame, this is a good place to go. It is sometimes nice to personalise your presents for close friends. There are also cheap chocolate...  more »
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  • This place is tourist spot in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Can be a meeting place. A good rendezvous and landmark. Inside very clean and well arrange plus air-conditioning. Varieties of antiques can be find here
  • Great little place for a tourist trail. Lots of places for souvenirs as well as odd trinkets to be found. Compact in size so no danger of getting lost. Several good places to eat as well. Well worth a visit.
  • A good place to relax, eat and shop for souvenir when it's so hot outside. Most shops have the same stuff though. But it's a nice market with ac. A good place to stop after waking around in China town.
  • A New way to discover KL... I will labelled here as new attraction to visit KL. You can find unique souvenirs that truly Malaysia but a bit expensive in price due to some of it handmade.. Some small bite and local cuisine can be found there as well... DHL service provided at the entrance...The parking charges is expensive, not encourage to drive there.
  • Was there for my first time, it was nice. Just walked around and looked at things (touristy souvenirs), also made me feel like a tourist in my own country. haha.

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A global city, Kuala Lumpur offers accommodations to suit a range of needs and budgets. The brand-focused city center houses luxury options within a modern complex of shops, attractions, and transport links. Bukit Bintang offers similar chain hotel options, along with a few more side-street establishments for those with limited budgets. Chinatown and the atmospheric Brickfields area offer decent backpacker hostels at suitable backpacker prices.
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