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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 structure of the colonial buildings 
  • Learn about the life and times during the British regime
  • Shop, eat, and experience the energy of Chinatown
  • Admire the stunning architecture of the Sri Mahamariamman Temple
  • 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.
    • Walk 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.
    • From there, head to 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
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (if applicable)
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
  • Anna
    Awesome Tour - Highly Recommended!

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

  • Sarah
    Amazing tour with knowledgeable guide
  • James
    So much to see and learn
  • David
    Chinatown Gem - Don't Miss It!

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

  • Tom
    Wonderful experience in KL
  • Maria
    Insightful tour with friendly guide
  • Rachel
    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.

  • Alex
    Fascinating glimpse into KL's history
  • Isabella
    A Cultural Extravaganza in Kuala Lumpur

    I can't recommend this 3-hour private walking tour around Independence Square and Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur enough! Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging as we navigated the bustling streets of Petaling Street. The variety of shops and market stalls allowed us to truly immerse ourselves in the local culture. The Sri Mahamariamman Temple was stunning, with its intricate architecture and rich history. The Central Market was a great place to pick up unique souvenirs, and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building's Mughal architecture was truly breathtaking. Tasting local food as we journeyed towards Independence Square was a treat, and Merdeka Square, with its colonial-era buildings, was the perfect ending to an unforgettable tour.

  • Emily
    A fun and informative afternoon
  • Maria
    Unique Shopping Experience - Great Finds!

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

  • John
    Great way to see the city
  • Ahmed
    Stunning Architecture - A Must-See!

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

  • Oliver
    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.

  • Sophia
    Tasty Food - Delicious!

    We enjoyed tasting the local food on the tour. It was delicious, and our guide knew all the best spots to try!

  • Alice
    Delicious food and interesting sights
  • Michael
    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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