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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!

  • S


    Amazing tour with knowledgeable guide

  • D


    Chinatown Gem - Don't Miss It!

    Petaling Street was a Chinatown gem, and we loved exploring the market stalls. Don't miss it!

  • T


    Wonderful experience in KL

  • 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.

  • M


    Unique Shopping Experience - Great Finds!

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

  • J


    Great way to see the city

  • 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.

  • M


    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.

Starting From


USD 95 / group

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

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