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Holidays in Petaling Street

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Petaling Street showing street scenes, a city and markets

Visit this bustling and vibrant street where fake designer goods sit comfortably alongside steaming noodle stalls.

If architecture and culture have been ticked off, and bargain-hunting is next on your list, make your way to the iconic Petaling Street, the city’s popular pedestrian area. This bargain shopping mecca is a stone’s throw from Merdeka Square and is easily accessible on foot.

Petaling Street is a veritable explosion of colour and noise where tourists and shrewd locals collide. The stalls that flank the main thoroughfare are bulging with counterfeit merchandise, from bootleg DVDs and fake designer goods to imitation jewellery and more. It’s always a good idea to poke your nose behind the main stalls to see what other hidden gems lurk in the walkways and back alleys – you never know what treasures you might discover! Haggling is the order of the day here and any bargain hunter worth their salt has the perfect opportunity to put their skills into practice. In fact, it’s expected, so don’t be shy.

Once you’ve had your fill of verbal wrestling, take a moment to sit back and observe the chaos of the crowds as they jostle and sway in a human wave.

If there is one thing Petaling Street has in spades, it's dozens of restaurants and stalls selling delectable cuisine. Noodle lovers will be spoilt for choice with the range of tasty dishes on offer here. Head over to any of the hawkers to sample some of the local favourites which include laksa, a spicy noodle soup, and the flavoursome and tender hokkien mee.

Traditional Chinese food and Cantonese style chee cheong fun always get a thumbs up but, if you really want to treat yourself, wriggle through the crowd to Sze Ngan Chye, right in the middle of the street. This stall has been trading here for over fifty years and the succulent roasted duck is the best you're ever likely to taste.

The energy here is electric, infectious and somewhat exhausting so, if it all becomes too much, it’s good to know that Petaling Street is within easy reach of far calmer tourist attractions such as the Moorish Jamek Mosque and Sri Mahamariamman Temple.

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3907 Cheap Hotels Near Petaling Street

InnB Park Hotel
InnB Park Hotel
3 out of 5
102-106, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
The price is AU$39 per night from 13 Aug. to 13 Aug.
Located in Bukit Bintang, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Berjaya Times Square, Lot 10 Shopping Centre and Changkat Bukit Bintang. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur ...
4.1/5Very Good! (142 reviews)
"Location is good. The breakfast is simple. Unlucky after eat the breakfast I get food poisoning 😔 see doctor and check out early. My 3rd day of CNY. All overall the hotel is good. Recommend"

Reviewed on 5 Feb. 2020

InnB Park Hotel
Hotel China Town Inn
Hotel China Town Inn
2 out of 5
52 - 54 Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
Located in Golden Triangle, this hotel is steps away from Petaling Street, Petaling Street Market and Guandi Temple. Sri Mahamariamman Temple and Kasturi Walk ...
3.5/5Good! (303 reviews)
"Good location & price and safe but need clean up entrance area."

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

Hotel China Town Inn
OYO 89837 Hotel Ocean 77
OYO 89837 Hotel Ocean 77
2 out of 5
58, Jalan Petaling City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Located in Golden Triangle, this hotel is steps away from Petaling Street Market and Petaling Street. Central Market and Jamek Mosque are also within 10 minutes. ...
OYO 89837 Hotel Ocean 77
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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InnB Park Hotel
InnB Park Hotel
3 out of 5
102-106, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
The price is AU$39 per night from 13 Aug. to 13 Aug.
InnB Park Hotel
Hotel China Town Inn
Hotel China Town Inn
2 out of 5
52 - 54 Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
Hotel China Town Inn
OYO 89837 Hotel Ocean 77
OYO 89837 Hotel Ocean 77
2 out of 5
58, Jalan Petaling City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
OYO 89837 Hotel Ocean 77
ZEN Rooms Chinatown Petaling Street
ZEN Rooms Chinatown Petaling Street
2.5 out of 5
Jalan Petaling No. 52-54,, Kuala Lumpur
ZEN Rooms Chinatown Petaling Street
Petaling Street Hotel Chinatown
Petaling Street Hotel Chinatown
2 out of 5
No 55 & 57, Jalan Petaling Street Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur
Petaling Street Hotel Chinatown
Hotel China Town 2 Kuala Lumpur
Hotel China Town 2 Kuala Lumpur
2 out of 5
No. 70-72 Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
Hotel China Town 2 Kuala Lumpur
ZEN Rooms Basic Jalan Petaling
ZEN Rooms Basic Jalan Petaling
2 out of 5
Jalan Petaling No 70, Hotel Chinatown 2, Kuala Lumpur
ZEN Rooms Basic Jalan Petaling
Lantern Hotel
Lantern Hotel
2.5 out of 5
38, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
Lantern Hotel
Le Village Guesthouse
Le Village Guesthouse
2 out of 5
47 Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Le Village Guesthouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.