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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

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  • First Time in Chinatown KL

    Travellers visiting Chinatown KL for the first time may know that it’s basically paradise for bargain hunters thanks to Read More»

  • Where to Stay in Chinatown

    Where to Stay in Chinatown

    Kuala Lumpur’s colonial district is centred on Merdeka Square. Close by, across the river and a little to the south, is Read More»

  • Top 10 Attractions in Chinatown

    Top 10 Attractions in Chinatown

    A small area largely dominated by the city’s Chinese community, Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown is a thriving tourist bubble Read More»

  • Top 10 Restaurants in Chinatown

    Top 10 Restaurants in Chinatown

    Chinatown is full of sights, sounds and smells that will tantalise your taste buds - forget about searching its narrow Read More»

  • Top 5 Nightlife in Chinatown

    Top 5 Nightlife in Chinatown

    Best known for its varied shopping offerings along Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown is the perfect place to see Read More»

  • Top 5 Shopping in Chinatown

    Top 5 Shopping in Chinatown

    An area of Kuala Lumpur known for its bustle and exotica, Chinatown KL is a well-known bargain hunter’s paradise that Read More»

  • 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 Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur Chinatown

    Top 5 Hotels in Chinatown

    Accommodation options in Chinatown KL may not be as luxurious as the ones in Bukit Bintang and KLCC, yet they are Read More»

  • 10 Best Affordable Hotels in Chinatown

    The best affordable hotels in Chinatown are perfect for backpackers and travellers looking for frills-free yet Read More»

  • 10 Best Family Hotels in Chinatown

    The best family hotels in Chinatown KL are fitted with spacious guestrooms and suites, top-notch facilities, as well as Read More»

  • 10 Best Cheap Hotels in Chinatown

    The best cheap hotels in Chinatown KL are ideal retreats for those looking to stay within Kuala Lumpur city centre Read More»

  • 10 Hotels Travellers Love Most in Chinatown

    This list of hotels travellers love most in Chinatown KL caters to just about any budget level and style, ranging from 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 Read More»

  • Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple

    Sri Mahamariamman Temple

    Built in 1873, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest and most elaborately-designed Hindu temple in the country. Read More»

  • Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

    KL Railway Station

    Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is an almost fairytale Moorish-style building. It used to be KL’s main railway hub until Read More»

  • Petaling Street

    Petaling Street

    A well-known shopping district, the whole area transforms into a lively and vibrant night market after dark, with 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 Read More»

  • Kasturi Walk

    Kasturi Walk

    Kasturi Walk is a covered, open-air flea market set along Jalan Kasturi, a lane running alongside Central Market. It is Read More»

Café Café Restaurant

Café Café Restaurant

Café Café is a French-Italian fine dining restaurant, was nominated as the Best Continental Restaurant and Best Read More...

Restoran Kim Lian Kee

Restoran Kim Lian Kee

Kim Lian Kee serves good, old-fashioned chee cheong fun (rice-flour noodles) - served the traditional way with just Read More...

Merchant's Lane Kuala Lumpur

Merchant’s Lane Kuala Lumpur offers a quiet getaway from the ever-bustling Chinatown KL, serving hand-crafted teas and Read More...

  • Holy Rosary Church

    Holy Rosary Church Kuala Lumpur, built in 1904, is a beautiful Neo-Gothic style monument that caters to the city’s 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 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 Read More»

Chinatown KL Travel Guide

Chinatown Attractions

Chinatown Attractions A-Z

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

Chinatown Shopping

Chinatown Shopping A-Z

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

Chinatown Restaurants

Chinatown Restaurants A-Z

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

Chinatown Nightlife

Chinatown Nightlife A-Z

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

Chinatown Activities

Chinatown Activities A-Z

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

Chinatown Map

Chinatown Map

Our interactive map (and satellite views) displays all available hotels with photos, facilities and guest comments as Read More...

 

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