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. Plan your visit to Central Market and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kuala Lumpur day trip planning tool .
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  • October 5, 2017
    Is a real indoor stadium if worth was outside the head heat blows cold Qi 順 販 posted by stores selling snacks clothes 藝 art kind of choose liquid commodities are mostly featured can eat other food place East West rest
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  • October 5, 2017
    The market area was interesting, don't expect to find very high quality or brand items here, but very local and often hand made stuff. I enjoyed just walking around the market. You may be able to find...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    And then it comes out from the Chinatown Mall. Increasingly there are plenty of souvenir shops in. There are plenty of shops that image of the entrance is unfortunately not so much excitement is to buy souvenirs together quickly (laughs) it is suitable for you. If anything women Uke is good product there.
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  • June 1, 2017
    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
  • May 29, 2017
    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.
  • May 14, 2017
    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.
  • April 30, 2017
    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.
  • May 28, 2017
    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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