Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

#3 of 21 in Neighborhoods in Malaysia
Neighborhood · Shopping
Experience a bustling cultural district at Chinatown. 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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kuala Lumpur visit app.
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  • Basically this is a market, it actually hasn’t got very much in common with the other Chinatowns all over the world. If you’re into goods of particular brands or fandoms, here you can find cheap...  more »
  • Some shops closed down due to MCO. The famous food stalls are left only a few there. Not worth to visit for foreign traveler.  more »

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