Chinatown (Chinatown) in Kuala Lumpur
Chinatown (Chinatown) is not only a popular place to stay in Kuala Lumpur (see hotels and Kuala Lumpur, where better to choose a hotel), but also one of the most visited attractions. Even if you have booked a hotel in the heart of Chinatown, and in any other area without visiting this place can not be dispensed.
The heart and main street of the area is Petaling or Petaling street Jalah. Part of the street in 2003 was covered with a transparent roof, at the entrances supplied the Chinese arch that welcomes visitors. Under this roof there is a shopping arcade, where you can buy anything you want. Go here just for the shopping, including Souvenirs, and possibly not worth it as at the nearby market (Central Market), the prices are no higher and the situation much more comfortable. But Chinatown is considered one of the most popular places for the sale of counterfeit products. Here you can buy branded watches, phones, shirts, jeans, ties, belts, bags, wallets, umbrellas, toys and so much more with brand labels at bargain prices. Also there are a huge number of outdoor cafes and restaurants where you can savour traditional Chinese, and other national cuisines. Day, the street is deserted, but in the evening when the bidding starts, it is simply not overcrowded. The crush carefully watch your belongings, there are pickpockets.
This area is interesting not only for Petaling shopping street, but the atmosphere in the area. As in any other city in the world, Kuala Lumpur Chinatown - worldly picturesque district with narrow streets, where you can see many Chinese temples, and sometimes you may be lucky enough to see a traditional Chinese celebration.
🕐 Time of operation: available to the market on Petaling Street in the evening, after 18:00
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free
🚶 How to get there: Petaling Street is in the heart of Chinatown (Chinatown and Petaling Street on the map, the red line on the map is highlighted the same part of the street covered by a roof). To get to Chinatown from other parts of the city by public transport via the nearest station: the station of the train to Kuala Lumpur KTM Komuter Station; bus station of Puduraya (Puduraya); station Pasar Seni Kelana Jaya lines of the city metro (LRT rail). The closest monorail station Maharajalela is located at a distance of 10-15 minutes walk. The free Shuttle bus GO KL purple line to get to the bus stop Kota Raya, which is located right at the entrance to the street.