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About Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

A major landmark, a popular tourist attraction, a beautiful building, and a historical heritage - this market is all of these. Formed 120 years ago, it used to be a wet market. It has since evolved into a much more cultured scene. Today it is filled with boutiques, handicraft stalls, arts and crafts stalls. That’s on the first floor. The second floor has a collection of delicious restaurants.

The sections of the market are divided by race. This means the best time to visit the market is during festivals, when the ethnic communities really shine - Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali. The market is also popular place to hold contemporary art exhibitions, in the Annexe Gallery. Do not miss checking out of the Batik Emporium.

One of the most happening places in Kuala Lumpur, the Central Market offers time in recreation, fun along with some history. While there are no tickets for Central Market, you can always go for an extra deal by spending small money. If you buy tickets for Central Market, you are bound to have some real fun with easy and hassle free access. Tickets for Central Market tours take you to all its corners and boutiques. If you are interested further, you can check out the tickets section for detailed Central Market ticket prices.

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How To Get To Central Market by Public Transport

  • B115, BET 2, BET3, BET 4, U80, U88, U224, LRT Pasar Seni, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock

Restaurants Near Central Market

  • Restoran Zing Kong
  • Rasa Kelantan

Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

Phone: +60-322746542

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

Art And Culture, Market, Exhibition , Specialty Shop, Heritage Building

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Private Tour: KL Tower Revolving Restaurant Buffet Dinner and Central Market Night Tour
View Deal Private Tour: KL Tower Revolving Restaurant Buffet... 36 Reviews | Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes From USD 111.71/person

Dine in style at the top of Asia's tallest tower, the KL Tower, during this private tour. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner in the tower’s revolving restaurant while soaking up the breathtaking panoramic view of the night lights of Kuala Lumpur. Beforehand, you’ll take a stroll through the city’s famous Central Market with a knowledgeable private guide. Round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle is included in your 3.5-hour tour.

Private Kuala Lumpur Night Market Tour Including Buffet Dinner
View Deal Private Kuala Lumpur Night Market Tour Including B... New on TripHobo Duration: 4 hours From USD 64.55/person

Spend your evening browsing at Central Market and Petaling Street, a shopper’s heaven for souvenirs, jewelry, clothes and get the opportunity to savour some delicious and authentic Chinese delights. Walk around Independence Square and take some beautiful photos for some unforgettable experience. Delicious local cuisine buffet dinner will be served at a local restaurant. Round-trip hotel transportation is included.

Half-Day Shopping and Market Exploration Tour in Kuala Lumpur
View Deal Half-Day Shopping and Market Exploration Tour in K... 1 Reviews | Duration: 4 hours From USD 43.45/person

Join this half-day tour lead by a professional English speaking guide / driver and get ready to immerse yourself into the bustling life of Kuala Lumpur’s, the biggest markets with streets filled with various vendors, restaurants and shops. Buy cheap Malaysian, Chinese and Indian food and browse through some high-quality goods sold by locals.

Batu Caves and Temple Tour from Kuala Lumpur
View Deal Batu Caves and Temple Tour from Kuala Lumpur 506 Reviews | Duration: 3 hours From USD 28.55/person

Discover Malaysia's multicultural influences on this 3-hour afternoon tour to the Batu Caves from Kuala Lumpur. With your fun and knowledgeable guide, explore the Batu Cave Hindu temple — a massive limestone outcrop — and its cavernous interior lined with different deities. Enjoy a drive along Malaysia's own Little India (Brickfields), and witness the art of batik design and pewter arts that this region is famous for. Hotel pickup and drop-off from city hotels is included.

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  • ...absolutely loved Central Market! Offers a wide range of normal gifts plus some very special small shops offering high class local produce/gifts at war we thought we're very reasonable prices! There is one shop in particular selling local pottery type items (ugh as handmade cups/tea sets/etc...absolutely perfect products of top quality for reasonable prices (sorry can't remember shops name)....brought a few gifts for friends and they were amazed with the gifts! Central Market is clean and very well organised..if you want to change money at the money exchange here...don't be afraid to haggle with him as we did and for a much better rate after some bartering. ...HIGHLY RECOMMEND A VISIT!

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  • Wonderful place for traveler, is a very historical tourist attraction that Government decided to list it as attraction of Malaysia. Is a good place to buy souvenir, it have lots of local boutiques and some local handicraft but beware some stuff is made in china instead of local craft. And this place is very nearby to public transport! Also there lots of other attraction nearby.

  • One of the oldest tourist attraction place in KL,old but beautifully constructed. A huge range of parking exactly in front of the main entrance, a lot of antique things shops ,souvenirs, handicraft and Shirts with KL LOGO FOR visitors. There is a small street besides the back entrance ART STREET,beautiful paintings and professional painters are there with their masterpiece. Weird thing is visitors need to pay 50 cents for washrooms if they want to use . variety of different food available clean and well managed market.

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  • Cool Market with diverse shops. Attention: Often are things more expensive than in a shopping mall. You have to bargain very good, to buy things with a good price. Delicious Restaurants and very good Food Corner!

  • Very vibrant and interesting market. This s the place to go to if you wish to buy souvenirs . It is three floors of shopping paradise with every thing you can imagine available. Some of the handicraft shops are real treasure troves. Must browse around for interesting stuff to take back home with you

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