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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  • Come here for the historic value of the building and to atmosphere, but it's stocked with tourist trinkets that any seasoned traveler wouldnt bother buying.  more »
  • Many souvenirs, delicious food in a food Corday, very cheap, you can eat, we bought that will inspire, and possible even prikupila picture, but these grjobanye Chinese glazejushhie on the sides all spoil!
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  • I've been to the Central Market a few times and really enjoy browsing through the items. No one is pushy to sell you something like in most Asian markets. Nice food court upstairs as well to grab a qu...  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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