Central Market Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur

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Visit Central Market Kuala Lumpur, 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 Kuala Lumpur and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kuala Lumpur day trip planning tool .
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  • Nice clothes and souvenirs could be found in the market. Local snacks sold outside of the main building of the market.  more »
  • It's a great place to stay if you're looking for a place where you can find these products, but this is a great place to stay.
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  • There are some great stalls/shops here in this permanent market. Also great is the food area upstairs That offers a huge range of Asian food. Penang, local, Thai, Indonesian etc. Also some really inte...  more »
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  • We loved our time at the central market! We managed to park in the car park right outside (good price) and we had a wonderful time strolling around with 3 kids (2 in a double pushchair). Very family friendly, very clean and lots of great products. Great layout! It wasn’t chaotic like the street markets or Chinatown. The prices were pretty good too, wondering there are a lot of touristy things inside. This was a hidden gem!
  • You have lot of small shops inside. The best way to get to this place is by taking the metro/ subway. These small shops have all verities of items starting from crafts, clothes, jewelry and souvenirs. I wouldn't call it low price but you will find items in mid range pricing.
  • We stopped by here and took a walk through. This would be the place to look for souvenir type clothes with that distinctive South East Asia look. There was a huge variety of clothes here which i feel like usually the clothes from shop to shop are much the same. The shop keeps weren't too pushy which was nice. The market has air conditioning so that is doubly nice. It can get a little crowded if you have multiple good coming through. I'd say worth a stop if you are in the area but not worth a separate trip.
  • My husband and I enjoyed exploring this marketplace. We found some great deals on clothing and local craft work for our kitchen and home. It was my first time having the little fishes clean my feet. It was wild!
  • Enjoyed the markets Lots to see Almost overwhelming. Wear flat shoes. Remember not to buy from the first place you find something as there are many stalls selling similar things and prices can differ, that is if you will be able to find the store again. My most memorable experience was the fish pedicure, where little fish do it for you. Managed to buy all my gifts for the family there. We also tried all the preserved fruit we have never had before. Food and drinks are affordable. Remember to have coins on you as you need coins for using the toilets.
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