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Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Jalan Raja | Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 300 88 5050
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Ranked #17 of 115 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Bangkok, Thailand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A very nice building you should visit in Kuala Lumpur. Harmony, warm colours are the dominant features. The whole neighbouring area is nice and harmonious.

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Urmia, Iran
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place is honestly amazing in terms of beauty. When you enter this street which is next to Masjid Jamek, you honestly want to take pictures only. The beautifying projects of Malaysia, have earned their glory in this place. What absorbs you at first is the Islamic Art integrated with modernism and beauty. It's so clean and has a perfect... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautifully constructed building that has had many guises in its life here, right at Merdeka Square. It was built as the administrative building for the region, but nowadays it's Malaysia's High Court building. The red brick and white stone architecture, Moorish I think, is remarkable.

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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Kuala Lumpur is a very modern city. It is the capital of Malaysia. It has the Petronas Twin Towers which used to be the tallest building in the world, the KL Tower which is one of the most visible landmarks of Kuala Lumpur that is a tall mast with a revolving restaurant and observation deck similar to the Seattle Needle... More

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Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Wonderfully preserved architectural building in the middle of the city. A great photo stop and definitely a must visit. Just in front is the Merdeka where you can find the tallest flagpole standing at a height of 100meters. walk a little further to your left and there's KL Gallery which is offers free admission! There are other historical structures around... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

OK make sure you have a wide angle lens (10and16mm) and get there early 08;30-09;00! Then you can get some well lit dome shots without people everywhere... You may also get a wide front view (unless tour buses get there after 9!) Some of the closer shots of domes or stairways are also beautiful - Enjoy...thinks...

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Cairo
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

the only thing you can do is to observe the building from outside, it looks nice and should be visited. However, it is not a must-visit attraction

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Karachi, Pakistan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A beautiful and well preserved architectural master piece. though you can see it only from out side. but a good place to come out from your vehicle to take some photos if passing through the road.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I've always drive by this building going to school every morning, I never get to actually stop by and enjoy the lovely view of the building until I had my girl come over to visit me in Malaysia that was when I know the real beauty of the building, the outside is just beautiful and I will suggest you go... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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344 helpful votes 344 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

OK make sure you have a wide angle lens (10-16mm) and get there early 08.30-09.00! Then you can get some well lit dome shots without people everywhere. You may also get a wide front view (unless tour buses get there after 9!) Some of the closer shots of domes or stairways are also beautiful - Enjoy!

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