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.
Tours to Central Market Kuala Lumpur
Private Tour: Kuala Lumpur with Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck and Batu Caves BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $113
Duration: 8 hours
Kuala Lumpur InfoFun Walking Tour Experience BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $23
Duration: 3 hours
Central Market Kuala Lumpur reviews
Mostly selling souvenirs for tourists. The locals would rarely frequent this location. As tourists, you might find this place interesting to pick up something for your loved ones. Do beware of... more »
Spent a couple of hours here shopping for gifts. There are lots and lots of stalls - with the vendors not being that pushy. There is also a good selection of food and drinks outside. It’s worth a... more »
The best craft market in KL. The place is neat and clean. You have to bargain to get best price. Most of the merchant is friendly. This market indeed is provided for tourists. Not only craft you will also find foods, apparel, and many more. It becomes one stop shopping market for souvenirs. On entrance gate of the market is build in 1888. Wow is an old market!
If you plan on buying any chocolates, best to buy inside Central Market. There's actually a stall that sells it at the cheapest amount. Best to buy from there but you can also go through every one of them. Free taste too. I suggest you buy water just in case you have too much chocolate 😅
Plan your trip to Kuala Lumpur
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Kuala Lumpur
Hidden gems in Kuala Lumpur
See all ›
See all ›
Plans to Central Market Kuala Lumpur by other users
59 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 2 days in Kuala Lumpur BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Kuala Lumpur BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium