China town in Kualalumpur, Malaysia, Overview, Things to see in China town


Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is the place which never sleeps and is always filled with colors and rumblings all the time Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur. If ever visiting Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown must definitely be in your list, especially if you are a true bargainer as it is also famously known as the Bargain Hunter’s Paradise.

You can find everything here, from the Chinese herbs to thefake products. Especially at night, the place is a shopper’s’ paradise and turns into a lively and vibrant night market. Petaling Street is known as a China town located in Kualalumpur Malaysia. The whole neighbourhood is also known as a China town. The street crowded all the time with locals and tourists. The area covered with lots of hotels with variety of foods. The traders there are also Indians, Malay and Bangaladeshi will trades their products. The China town Kuala Lumpur will quickly become your favorite place in Malaysia. In Chinatown the visitors enjoy the best street food, shopping, and nightlife. You will also find a variety of quirky cocktails bars tucked away from the atmospheric merchants and side streets. Chicken satay sticks, curry puffs, durian fruit, and Chinese dumplings are some of the famous local delicacies that should not be missed. In China town there are many worship places and religious activities will happen. This is the best place to spend an evening, away from the wetness and heat of Southeast Asia.

Location: The Chinatown is located on the Petaling Street, also known as ‘Chee Cheong Kai (Starch Factory Street.)

Entry type: Free

Timings: 24 Hours

Things to see in China town

1. Petaling Street Market

One of the best things to do in Chinatown Kuala Lumpur is to visit Petaling Street Market. It is the busiest market covered with tourist. It sells fake mobile phone cases, toys, hats, belts, shoes, jewelry, designer bags, and any other thing which a tourist should buy in Malaysia. It is a fun place walk shopping lovers. Here you can also find delicious food stalls of freshly cut fruit, stir-fries, coconut pancakes, Chinese buns, deep-fried chicken feet, chicken floss sandwiches, steamed dumplings, etc.

2. Central Market

It is also known as Pesar seni. Malaysia’s best and most delicious breakfast, including Nespresso, coffee, salads, sandwiches, pastries, and many other enjoyable treats like beer and wine to guests. Huge building is home to several stalls selling local handicrafts such as batik prints, wooden sculptures, artworks, and souvenirs.

Opening time:  open daily from 10 a.m to 8 p.m.

3. Kasturi Walk

The central market spreads along Pedestrian Street near its main building known as Kasturi Walk. This street have many stalls which sell crafts, fashion accessories, souvenirs, and a vast selection of street food and drinks. Iced coffee sweetened with condensed milk, banana fritters, chicken curries, and Nasi Lemak are famous here.

4. Chan See Shu Yuen Temple

This is the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. It is located in end of Jalan Petaling. Wonderful wooden carvings, ceramic fittings, and bright paintings are special features of temple. Outside of this temple reflects expertly carved Kwang-tung roof, terracotta friezes, and incredibly detailed gables, which reflect Mythological scenes and Chinese history. Temple pillars images to prove warriors fighting with dragons, lions, and multiple mythological beasts.

Opening time:  daily from 10 am to 5 pm

5. Kuan Ti Temple

It is also known as a Guan Di Temple. Most impressive temple in China town. 59 kg copper Guan Dao (Chinese pole weapon) is highly important religious. Most peoples continue flock this temple because of the sword was believed to have an extraordinary power to protect and bless. Many of them think that there is an inner power that can amazingly change a person’s fortune.

6. Kwai Chai Hong

This is the best place to visit in China town. Special features of Kwai Chai Hong colourful lights strung on trees, paintings of children playing, and an old man playing a traditional Chinese instrument among others. There are also a few restaurants, bars, and cafes.

7. Merdeka 118

With the grand blue interface and awesome design the Merdeka 118 is hard to miss. Merdeka 118 is much taller than both the Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower, standing at a whopping 678.9 meters. The building is visible from every corner of China town and stands out against the city skyline.

8. Old Kuala Lumpur Street Art

This is done by local artist. This fantastic job adding more colourful for China town. Chinatown can head there to take loads of pictures with the street art. During the weekend as it also provides an excellent view of Merdeka 118.

9. Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

It is the most popular and oldest temple in China town. It is the most attractive temple to worship. The interface decorated with statues of Hindu gods painted in rainbow colours. This is a great place if you want to know a little about Hinduism. If you don’t dressed up well they have sarongs available for rent.

10.  Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

Founded in 1864 by Kapitan Yap Ah Loy, Sin Sze Si Ya Temple is one of the oldest Taoist temples in KL. This is very special for Chinese New Year.

11. River of Life

The River of Life is the result of the Klang River restoration works instated by the Malaysian government. His waterfront area features a pedestrian walkway, water fountains, cafes, seating areas, and huge wall paintings. It is the relaxation after whole day of exploring China town.

12.  Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad

Sitting on the edge Klang River, Masjid Jamek is one of the oldest mosques in Kualalumpur. More than 20 minarets and beautiful white washed domes.

The mosque is free to visit from 5.30 a.m to 9.30 p.m daily, except during prayer times.

Best Time to Visit China town

The best time to visit Chinatown Kuala Lumpur is from late afternoon till night. It is the time when everything is open. The streets will be full of tourists, and you can see people enjoying shopping and Chinese food. Also, if you want to taste the best scenic beauty and food, night time is best to visit here. You can enjoy local markets that are in full form at night and buy items from that market at an inexpensive price.

How to Reach Chinatown

By Train –Train number 2 and MRT & LRT number 5 & 9 and reach Chinatown station.

Chinatown Kuala Lumpur is just 3 minutes walking distance away.

By Bus – It is the cheapest option. Take a bus 103,104,152,190,780 and P701 and get off it at Chinatown.

After that, you have to walk for 5 minutes to reach the main area.

By Taxi – If you are coming via taxi, you should get off the taxi either at Chinatown station or the bus stop, and you can easily walk from there to the market area as it is only a few minutes away.

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