Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur

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Experience a bustling cultural district at Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur. Originally settled by Cantonese and Hakkas drawn here because of the tin trade--and then partially destroyed during an 1870s civil war among Chinese immigrants--today the quarter retains an evocative atmosphere. Locals and tourists alike head here for the abundance of Chinese cuisine, international stores, and market stalls selling an array of trinkets, merchandise, and groceries. Haggling remains common, so make sure to give it a try if you want to secure the best possible price for what you find. Put Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kuala Lumpur visit app .
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  • Chinatown in KL got few things to offer. Cheap hostels, good local foods with low price, beautiful old architecture to see and take pictures and to do some shopping specially for souvenir, but don't f...  more »
  • Lots of shops and restaurants and the big Petaling Market. All in all a great place to go - I would go later in the day and have dinner there and do the markets then rather then early in the day when ...  more »
  • In my experience this is a first china town I`ve visited. You should go there if you need to buy souvenirs, t shirts or fake accessories. First of all you need to negotiate a lot, otherwise your purch...  more »

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