Bentong Walk Night Market

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Bentong Walk Night Market

Bentong Walk officially opened on 31st October of 2015, and has been a very localized tourist attraction, where one of the main highlights here is actually the Bentong Walk Night Market which is held on weekends.

As any Malaysian town would have their own night markets, the Bentong night market is one that is not to be missed, if you are heading to this part of Pahang.

Just so you know, Bentong town is also over a hundred years old, making this a century old town, which is rich with a lot of character.

Bentong Walk Night Market

One of the catchy stalls at the Bentong Walk Night Market.

The golden question is what can you find at this market, and throughout the years, there have been many vendors that have called this place home.

While you can do a rough comparison to the Jonker Walk Night Market in Melaka, the Bentong Walk night market is slightly on the non-touristic side.

This means you will find very authentic vendors here, that sell mainly all kinds of local snacks, drinks, food, consumer goods and even handmade craft products.

Bentong Walk Night Market
A vendor selling Dream Catchers and other items at the night market

For the foodies, there are a lot of snacks sold here, namely local and the ever popular Taiwanese or even Japanese street food.

One of the special items that is sold here is also the famous Bentong Ginger. This herb is popular among the locals and can be bought freshly from the vendors.

Bentong Night Market
The market just before sunset.

And for durian lovers, nothing beats the fact that some of the best Malaysian durians come from Bentong. You will definitely be seeing some vendors selling these durians at the night market.

For general consumer goods, sometimes there are plant and flower vendors who sell ready made plants for your room or home decorations.

There are also other vendors that sell various items, and in total, you will see about 30 to 40 different vendors at the Bentong Walk night market.

Bentong Walk Pasar Pagi
During the night market, the main street will be closed to traffic.

What else to do in Bentong

If you are planning to pay a visit to the Bentong Walk night market, I would recommend you spend half a day in this town, as there are other things to see and do here.

Bentong Walk Morning Market – On Sundays, there is also the morning market which operates from 6.00 AM till 11.00 AM. This is perfect to visit if you are heading here on a weekend.

Bentong Famous Food – One of the main reasons people visit Bentong is for the amazing local food  found here. There are numerous coffee shops and restaurants that serve some really good food.

Street Art In Bentong – Because of the popularity of this place, there are some areas where local street art has been painted. This creates fun for those wanting to see them and take photos. Most of the street art can be spotted along Jalan Loke Yew.

Bentong Walk Street Art
Some of the unique street art found around Bentong town.

Bentong Noodle Factory – This is something for food lovers where the Sun Mooi Kee noodle factory is one of the local famous traditional noodle makers with a long history. The factory also makes a local soy sauce, and is located at 73, Jalan Ah Peng.

Bentong Art Gallery – There is a museum gallery called Bentong Gallery which is housed in a century old building here that is worth a visit. The gallery is divided into three sections dedicated to the heritage of Bentong. The Bentong Gallery is located at No.17 and 18 on Jalan Loke Yew.

Bentong Hot Springs – Malaysia is home to a number of hot springs, and here in Bentong, they also have their own hot springs. There is one public hot spring and also a private one at the Suria Hot Spring Resort which is recommended. The location is about 40 minute drive from Bentong town.

There are many more attractions in Bentong which you can read from the official Go Bentong website. They have listed down many places surrounding the main Bentong area.

Bentong Walk Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year mood in Bentong town with red lanterns hanging across the streets.

When Is The Best Time To Visit The Bentong Walk Night Market

Saturday is the best day as Bentong Walk is open till late night, and overall, anytime of the year is a good time to visit this place.

However, if you come here during the Chinese New Year period, the entire place will be decorate with hanging lanterns, creating a beautiful setting. This includes the months of January, February and March.

This would be a great time to visit this place as it will be lively and full of photo opportunities. Even the vendors will be in full force to capitalize on the festive season.

Bentong Walk Market Pahang
The main arch way for Bentong Walk

Where is Bentong Walk Night Market

The night market is located along Jalan Chui Yin in Bentong town, which is off Jalan Pasar and Jalan Ah Peng. Look for the Bentong Market or Pasar Bentong, and it is very near those places.

Jalan Loke Yew is the main road that leads you into Bentong town, and once you get in from the Karak Highway, you need to turn left at Jalan Pasar. Use Waze for accurate directions.

If you are unsure, just ask any of the locals there for directions. For parking, you can park along the other roads surrounding the market and walk there, and it is very safe.

Bentong Walk Night Market Map
Google Maps showing the directions to Bentong Walk Night Market.

How To Go To Bentong Walk Night Market

To get here, you need to drive from Kuala Lumpur and it only takes about one hour and fifteen minutes drive one way. This is the best option for anyone wanting to visit here.

For local Malaysians, or those staying in Malaysia, you can just self drive here using Waze or Google Maps as it is quite straight forward.

For travelers or tourist in Malaysia, you can rent a car and self drive. There are also social car rental apps like GoCar and SoCar which you can rent to get here.

From Kuala Lumpur, you need to head to the Karak Highway (E8) or the Kuala Lumpur to Gua Musang Highway. Exit at the Bentong Barat exit and drive 15 minutes to Bentong town.

Bentong Walk Night Market
Address: 92, Jalan Chui Yin, 28700 Bentong, Pahang.
Opening Hours: 5.30 PM to 10.00 Midnight, Saturdays
Contact Info: 018 916 3148

Pasar Malam Bentong
Night scene at the Bentong Walk night market.

Conclusion

This night market is well worth a visit for anyone who wants to experience a localized side of Malaysia. It is completely different from the general night markets that you experience in Kuala Lumpur or other major cities.

Vendors are not pretentious, and are more original compared to a fast city life, where you get just about anyone trying to sell anything.

Personally, I would strongly recommend that you pay a visit to the Bentong Walk night market in Pahang, to see how different things are, and how original some markets can be.

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