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Address: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60-3-2698-3333
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Description: This square, surrounded by impressive historical buildings, is the literal...
This square, surrounded by impressive historical buildings, is the literal heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur as well as the figurative heart of Malaysian nationalism.
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Merdaka Square Heritage Guided Tour

Very interesting and informative guided tour on foot from the City Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur around the Merdaka Square. The tour takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Dubai
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I was walking in KL from the closest mrt station towards Merdeka square, which i heard that it is worth a visit. There was a Marathon starting from Merdeka square on the day of our visit and it was fun to watch people preparing for the race. The colonial architecture is nice, and my favourite building was Sultan Abdulsamad building... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and informative guided tour on foot from the City Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur around the Merdaka Square. The tour takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 9am to around 12.15pm and is free, courtesy of the mayor of the city. Our tour guide, Jasmin, was excellent, she had a clear voice, great sense of humour... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The historical center of KL. There are several old and beautiful buildings around the square and some tourist attractions including Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the tallest flagpole, Royal Selangor Golf Club, St Marys Church, National Textiles Museum. Masjid Jamek mosque is a few steps away. Chinatown is nearby. The red photographic sign I LOVE KL is also here. We went... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice outdoor space surrounded by pretty buildings. Nor much to do there but it's an unusual space within the built up city.

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Luzon, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were able to have a great walking tour of Merdeka Square together with the museums and other attractions nearby. During our visit, the main street was closed to vehicles, so it's a great opportunity for photo op and to explore the other establishments.

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bristol
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Out of all the places we visited in KL this was the only bit that I was slightly underwhelmed by. Worth walking through to get to the shops nearby.

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Bang Saphan, Thailand
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Offers pleasant views and a little rest-bite from the steamy streets of downtown KL. Not that big though and can be seen in 15 minutes.

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Telford,England
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The old colonial centre of KL with many interesting historic buildings. Not possibly everyone's cup of tea as the attraction is mainly visual, but we like it and have visited each of the 4 times we have visited KL. The Royal Selangor Club is still standing and you can almost visualise the cricket that was played here. The large TV... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Nice to look at if on your bucket list but again not sure I would advise to go out your way otherwise!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a nice landmark in KL but be ware of motor bikers as most of them are teenegers and are racing in this area.

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