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3-Hour Private Walking Tour Around The Independence Square & Chinatown In Kuala Lumpur



  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, Culture, History

  • Duration

    3 Hours

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Explore the vibrant and colourful Chinatown and the historic Independence Square on this walking excursion in Kuala Lumpur. Admire the beautiful architecture of the Sri Mahamariamman Temple and learn about its significance to the local Indian community. Go through the stalls at the Central Market and take a photo with the iconic flagpole at Merdeka Square. See the stunning Sultan Abdul Samad Building and hear stories about its history.

  • Marvel at the colourful and lively Petaling Street, the heart of Chinatown 
  • Admire the stunning architecture of the Sri Mahamariamman Temple
  • See Sultan Abdul Samad Building, one of the city's most photographed landmarks
  • Walk Around the Independence Square expand_more
    • Begin your tour by exploring the colourful and lively Petaling Street, the heart of Chinatown. Here, you'll see a variety of shops, restaurants, and market stalls selling everything from traditional Chinese herbs and medicines to souvenirs and street food.
    • Walk to the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, one of the oldest Hindu temples in Kuala Lumpur. Admire the intricate architecture and learn about the temple's history and significance to the local Indian community.
    • Continue your walk to the Central Market, a landmark building that was once a wet market and is now a popular shopping destination for tourists and locals alike. Browse through the various stalls selling handicrafts, clothing, and souvenirs.
    • Proceed to the nearby Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a stunning example of Mughal architecture and one of the city's most photographed landmarks. Your guide will share stories about the building's history and significance.
    • Enjoy tasting local food on your journey from Chinatown to Independence Square.
    • End the tour at the nearby Merdeka Square, also known as Independence Square, where Malaysia's independence was declared in 1957. Admire the surrounding colonial-era buildings and take a photo with the iconic flagpole, which stands at 100 meters tall.
What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
What's Excluded
  • Tip and gratuities
  • Entrance fees (if applicable)
Know before you go
  • Please note:
    • Covering all the places mentioned in the itinerary is subject to the traveller's walking pace. 
    • The itinerary is customisable, and the traveller can choose the places from the above itinerary to visit for the given duration.
Meeting Point

Ancasa Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • A


    Awesome Tour - Highly Recommended!

    This tour was awesome! Our guide was informative and showed us some really cool spots. Highly recommended!

  • R


    Intriguing Temple - Fascinating History!

    The Sri Mahamariamman Temple was intriguing, and our guide shared some fascinating history about the temple and the Indian community in Kuala Lumpur.

  • A


    Stunning Architecture - A Must-See!

    The Sultan Abdul Samad Building had stunning Mughal architecture and was a must-see on this tour.

  • O


    Unforgettable Adventure through Kuala Lumpur's Historic Gems

    This 3-hour private walking tour was an absolute delight! Our guide brought the vibrant atmosphere of Petaling Street to life with their expert insights, and we relished the opportunity to try some delicious street food. The Sri Mahamariamman Temple was awe-inspiring, and learning about its significance to the local Indian community was fascinating. The Central Market offered a treasure trove of handicrafts, clothing, and souvenirs, while the architectural beauty of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building was simply astounding. As we savored local food en route to Independence Square, we couldn't help but feel enriched by this incredible experience. Finally, standing in Merdeka Square, surrounded by historic buildings and the towering flagpole, was a poignant reminder of Malaysia's journey to independence.

  • S


    Exploring Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur was a vibrant and sensory-rich experience

    The bustling streets filled with colorful lanterns and the aroma of street food made me feel like I had stepped into a different world. One highlight was visiting the local temples and witnessing the rituals and ceremonies that take place there. One interesting fact about Chinatown is that it is one of the oldest areas in Kuala Lumpur, with a rich history dating back to the city's early days. Strolling through the narrow alleyways and browsing the market stalls filled with trinkets and treasures was a delightful adventure. I highly recommend visiting Chinatown to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Kuala Lumpur's vibrant culture.

  • A


    The Sri Mahamariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur is a true architectural gem

    As I approached the temple's ornate entrance, adorned with vibrant sculptures and intricate carvings, I was struck by its grandeur. One fascinating fact about the Sri Mahamariamman Temple is that it is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, with a history dating back over a century. Learning about its significance to the local Indian community and witnessing the devout worshippers paying their respects was a humbling experience. Exploring the temple's inner sanctums and witnessing the rituals and ceremonies that take place there offered a deeper understanding of Hindu culture and spirituality

  • R


    the Central Market was a delightful journey through Malaysian arts, crafts, and culture

    Browsing through the stalls and interacting with local artisans was a wonderful opportunity to learn about Malaysia's diverse cultural traditions. While the market can be crowded at times, the unique shopping experience and cultural immersion make it a must-visit destination in Kuala Lumpur.

  • M

    Michelle Brian

    Historical Square - Great Photo Opportunities!

    Merdeka Square was a great spot to learn about Malaysia's history, and the surrounding colonial-era buildings made for great photo opportunities.

  • C


    Unique Shopping Experience - Great Finds

    The Central Market provided a unique shopping experience, and we found some great souvenirs and handicrafts.

Starting From


USD 110 / group

Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)