Chow Kit – Putra WTC has a reputation as the best place for budget dining and shopping in Kuala Lumpur. It’s also well-known for its affordable after-hours scene. Accommodation in Chowkit includes plenty of budget and mid-range establishments.
The district revolves around Putra World Square, a thriving business and commercial complex that led Kuala Lumpur before the Petronas Twin Towers were built. It regularly hosts international conferences and trade fairs that draw business travelers from all over the world. Accommodation around Putra WTC includes the best luxury hotels in the district.
As this was once considered the city center, Chowkit has excellent infrastructure. The biggest hospital in Southeast Asia, General Hospital Kuala Lumpur, is here along with several LTR stations.
Today, this area is better known for its traditional market, Bazaar Baru. Many of the hotels in Chowkit are within walking distance of this market in an ideal location for guests who want an early-morning look at merchants setting up their stalls. A night market convenes every evening, selling clothing, accessories and souvenirs. A visit to the night market is a perfect warm-up before a foray into the Heritage Row night scene just south of Chowkit.