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Kuching Esplanade, Kuching

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Take a peaceful stroll along Kuching Esplanade, a neatly decorated promenade. Lined with colonial era buildings, the esplanade brings the town and the water together in a walkway dotted with many ornamental features. Notice the traditional mosaics along the pathway, representing Malaysian themes through intricate patterns. Vendors set up here throughout the day, so grab some authentic street food as you pass, and head to the main bazaar at the end of the path for a bustling, traditional shopping experience. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Kuching holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kuching Esplanade and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • it's imposibble to miss this place. this place is the heart of kuching. this place become more alive in the evening when locals and tourist come together in this place. lots of food and souvenir stall...  more »
  • Plenty of activity in the evening here with families out enjoying the river scenery and the weekend food stalls. Can be a bit hot during the day so save it for the night time. Better food selections e...  more »
  • This is a great place to stroll along and watch the local people living in Kuching The evening market on Saturday night was fascinating  more »
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  • Nice view of part of Kuching city, the Sarawak river and the DUN (state assembly hall). Day and night views of the venue are vast different as it's colorfully lighted at night. Some jogs along the riverbank while most people stroll to enjoy the view. There's water taxi ride across the river and cruise is available at certain times. Above average in terms of maintenance for cleanliness.
  • Peaceful and tranquil. Not much to see in the daytime. Try to go at night instead.
  • I 💓 Kuching. Nice place to have a walk and frolic around the shops and stalls and eventual faires and events. Not much to do on the other side but just cross the river with a boat man for 1 ringitt. Then come back.
  • I love the river cruise. It a must try if you are in Kuching.
  • There is a stall selling souvenirs in a ridiculously low price. It's a nice place.