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Merdeka Square

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Ranked #26 of 114 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This square, surrounded by impressive historical buildings, is the literal heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur as well as the figurative heart of Malaysian... more » Owner description: This square, surrounded by impressive historical buildings, is the literal heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur as well as the figurative heart of Malaysian nationalism. « less
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Surat Thani, Thailand
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134 reviews 134 reviews
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Malaysia was born here! There is a lot of history around this area of grass and you can easily spend several hours in the area. Stop 17 on the hop on -hop off bus. There are some amazing old buildings around the square and it's a good place to see the contrast between the old and the new. You can't... More

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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122 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

There is a nighttime folk show at MUD, a couple of interesting historic buildings, a small park, and the Archway center with the photographic red I LOVE KL entry. Best part was that under an adjacent building there was an Italian restaurant where I ate a good spaghetti Bolognese.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The place is wonderful and totally different from the rest as it's the colonial town, the historical place of KL. Britannic influence, beautiful architecture, a lot of Museums! Bonus: ask for a free guided Tour at the Kuala Lumpur City gallery!

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A must see while in KL. it has amazing architecture and lighting as well as the colours. Have seen several times and allways feels awesome.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I am a traveler from Surabaya, Indonesia, I went to this place about a year ago in 2013 with my friends, we stay in bukitbintang and in the afternoon we walked up the road to this area, sunny weather at the moment, we capture the moment. Merdeka square grass looks nice view, from a seat here also we can see... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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186 reviews 186 reviews
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

In a large city like KL it is nice to a large open area. It is a nice place to visit and get a good photo. It is a pity that there is not more about the historical importance of this square. It is nicely kept and is well worth a visit. the very tall flagpole and the Selangor Club... More

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Cologne
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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You can walk around for a few minutes, maybe sit down for a tea, take photos and move on. There so many things to do in KL and especially around the square.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I was a bit underwhelmed by the square itself before I went into the visitor centre. I suspect visiting with a guide would have been better, to get more of a sense of the history of the place.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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157 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We covered almost all of Merdeka Square in the free KL City Gallery guided walk tour. Everything from the original set up of KL to the Selangor club, the buildings and history was covered and you felt you got to know so much about KL. Great area for photos and a relax. Highly Recommended

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Kuala Lumpur
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123 reviews 123 reviews
61 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's nice to wander around here as it's the heart of the old part of the city. All the historic Secretariat buildings, the old colonial club, the tall flagpole and the cricket green.

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