Kuala Lumpur Chinatown

Everything you need to know about Kuala Lumpur Chinatown

At the heart of Kuala Lumpur is an area which never sleeps, and far more colourful and bustling than its bigger and more glamourous neighbours, KLCC & Bukit Bintang. Chinatown, based in Petaling Street, is also known as 'Chee Cheong Kai' (Starch Factory Street), a reference to its roots as a tapioca-producing district. Deeply immersed in Oriental culture, heritage and history, Chinatown is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist spots in Malaysia.

Chinatown is also a well-known bargain hunter’s paradise, a place where you can find all sorts of stuff from Chinese herbs to imitation goods. At night, its main market area, Petaling Street, transforms into a lively and vibrant night market, filled with hundreds of stalls offering all kinds of goods at dirt-cheap prices, and the best thing is, the prices can be brought lower still as haggling is the way of life here

Where To Stay in Chinatown KL

Chinatown Hotels (Petaling Street) All Chinatown Hotels

Chinatown KL is best known for its main throughfare, Petaling Street, which plays host to a daily bazaar selling all sorts of goods from bootleg fashions and fancy souvenirs, to fresh produce and electronic gadgets. Read More...

Top 10 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown Top 10 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown

Accommodation options in Chinatown KL may not be as luxurious as the ones in Bukit Bintang and KLCC, yet they are equally cosy and promise great value-for-money. Read More...


Current Best Deals for Chinatown KL

Swiss-Inn Kuala Lumpur
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  Pacific Express Hotel Central Market
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Mystery Hotel Mystery 4 Star Boutique Hotel in Chinatown with rooftop pool. 5-minute walk from Central Market

Offering easy access to Kuala Lumpur’s shopping hub, this mystery hotel is just a short stroll away from Central Market and Malaysia Heritage Walk. Lounge by the hotel’s rooftop swimming pool or enjoy local cuisine at its onsite cafe.

This Week Hotel Normal Rate: MYR 350  | Our Rate: MYR 106 only!
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The Best of Everything in Chinatown KL

Top 10 everything in Chinatown Top 10 everything in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown

One of the country's greatest tourist draws, Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown is a small area largely dominated by the city's Chinese community and is best known for its thriving, notorious Petaling Street market. Read More...

Top 10 Attractions in Chinatown Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown

A small area largely dominated by the city’s Chinese community, Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown is a thriving tourist bubble crammed with some of the city’s best cultural sites. Read More...

Top 10 Restaurants in Chinatown Top 10 Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown

Chinatown is full of sights, sounds and smells that will tantalise your taste buds - forget about searching its narrow streets for the best places to eat, and simply check out our list of favourites. Read More...

Top 5 Nightlife in Chinatown Top 5 Nightlife in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown

Best known for its varied shopping offerings along Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown is the perfect place to see some of the city’s alternative nightlife offerings. Read More...

Top 5 Shopping in Chinatown Top 5 Shopping in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown

An area of Kuala Lumpur known for its bustle and exotica, Chinatown KL is a well-known bargain hunter’s paradise that seemingly never sleeps, with several exciting retail experiences along its busy, narrow streets. Read More...

The Warehouse The Warehouse

Looking like a mix of whimsical Wonderland and an old Chinese kopitiam (coffee shop), The Warehouse is a hip and quirky art gallery, bar and restaurant in Chinatown. Read More...

Precious Old China Precious Old China

Peranakan dishes galore at the quaint (but definitely full of charm) Precious Old China. Affordable and delectable, guests are also treated to a feast for the eyes, thanks to its wide collection of antiques and art pieces. Read More...

Old China Cafe Old China Cafe

An institution in Kuala Lumpur, the Old China Cafe is one of the oldest restaurants in the city, serving delectable Peranakan cuisine while retaining its decor and charm. Read More...

The Annexe Gallery

The Annexe Gallery is an art institution in Klang Valley known to be the centre of contemporary art – exhibitions and shows of multiple art disciplines are held here throughout the year, with free admission to the public. Read More...

Most Popular In Chinatown
Petaling Street Petaling Street

A well-known shopping district, the whole area transforms into a lively and vibrant night market after dark, with hundreds of stalls selling all kinds of stuff at dirt-cheap prices. Read More...

Batu Caves Central Market KL

Located along Jalan Hang Kasturi – only a few minutes away from Petaling Street – is the renowned Central Market, also known as Pasar Seni. Read More...

Kuan Yin Temple Kuan Yin Temple

Kuan Yin Temple was built in 1880 and is dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin. It is located across the road from Jalan Stadium in Chinatown. Read More...

Kuan Ti Temple Kuan Ti Temple

Also known as Guan Ti or Kwong Siew Temple, Kuan Ti Temple is a Taoist temple dedicated to a Chinese deity, Kuan Ti, the God of War & Literature. Read More...

Chinatown Travel Guide
Chinatown Hotels Chinatown Hotels

Our detailed list of Hotels in Chinatown KL comes with a brief and concise description of each hotel, allowing you to browse with great ease and convenience. Read More...

Chinatown Attractions Chinatown Attractions

Chinatown KL’s biggest attraction is perhaps the rows and rows of stalls selling all types of merchandise from food to clothing at bargainable prices. Read More...

Chinatown Restaurants Chinatown Restaurants

Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown is a fantastic place for Chinese food, especially hawker stalls and open-air restaurants. Read More...

Chinatown Nightlife Chinatown Nightlife

The nightlife in Chinatown KL is tame in comparison to the rest of the city, with most people focused on its thriving, vibrant Petaling Street night market. Read More...

Chinatown Shopping Chinatown Shopping

Chinatown KL’s most well-known shopping area is undoubtedly located along the stretch of road called Petaling Street.  Read More...

Chinatown Activities Chinatown Activities

The area is filled with reflexology and massage parlours – you can find one in each corner – ready to soothe your aches away. Read More...

Map of Chinatown

Chinatown Map Chinatown Map

Our interactive map (and satellite views) displays all available hotels with photos, facilities and guest comments as well as attractions, landmarks and other items of interest with links to relevant information pages. The perfect way to find your way around and see where everything actually is.  Read More...

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