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Central Market

Immerse in Malaysia’s colourful culture and shop for cheap and traditional goods at Central Market – one of the country’s cultural landmark and heritage site.

Central Market, also called Pasar Seni, can be considered as one of Kuala Lumpur’s most recognised and popular tourist attraction. It is the focal point of the city’s artistic community and houses a number of boutiques, handicraft and souvenir stalls that sell local goods and merchandise such as authentic Malaysian batik prints, embroidery carvings, and sculptures.



Central Market is located at Jalan Hang Kasturi, at the City Centre of Kuala Lumpur. It is housed in an art-deco style building with local “Baroque” trimmings on the opposite side of the Dayabumi Complex and just around the corner from the Kota Raya Shopping Centre.


Opening Days and Hours

Central Market is open daily from 09:00 to 18:00.



How to Get There

  • You can reach Central Market via the Kelana Jaya Line of the LRT – disembark at the Pasar Seni LRT Station and walk for a few minutes to reach Central Market.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families with kids


Time to Spend

You can explore Central Market in around 1 to 2 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Central Market vendors bring out their best wares in time for the country’s exciting annual festivals such as the Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, and Deepavali.



You can find several restaurants and a food court that serves Asian cuisine at the second floor.


Nearby Attractions

  • Si Yuang Gallery
  • Kasturi Walk
  • Sin Sze Si Ya Temple
  • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
  • Guan Di Temple
  • Illusion 3D Art Museum
  • Petaling Street
  • Merdeka Square
  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building



Accommodations near Central Market include a number of hotels and inns, such as the Geo Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaya Hotel, Lavana Hotel, and Swiss Inn Kuala Lumpur. Prices range from USD USD 12 to USD 30 per night.

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