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Address: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60-3-2698-3333
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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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Photo opportunities abound, but tons of construction

Merdeka Square is a nice place to sit on the grass and relax for awhile or meet with your friends. There are a bunch of landmarks surrounding it, but unfortunately, when we went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Merdeka Square is a nice place to sit on the grass and relax for awhile or meet with your friends. There are a bunch of landmarks surrounding it, but unfortunately, when we went, we were a bit engulfed by construction on one side. Besides that, though, this is a great place to take in your surroundings or snap a photo... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very, very, very spacious! There are local teenagers skating and biking on one side while tourists flock almost every imaginable corner to get their pictures taken. The place is good place to stop by if you enjoy walking.

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Thank Lany B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is where the first prime minister of Malaysia announced Malaysia's independence from the UK. There isn't much to do here but there are mosaics of all prime ministers, a 100m flag pole (so I'm told, I didn't measure it), and fountains at both ends. Directly across the street is the historic railway administration building. Off one corner is the... More 

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Thank William P
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have dedicated one day to visit this part of KL and I would recommend the Merdeka Square. The main road is packed of historical buildings and the square itself is a nice spot to take pics and selfies.

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Thank Rex_Tramp
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There was much construction going on around this area when I visited, so I think it will be amazing in a year or so. There was also a car race on the road beside this, so I didn't stay around to visit. But it was a nice little square and I still enjoyed resting there near the fountain.

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Thank ALorains
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is where you can see lunatics on bikes at night. The only sad part of this historical place. Besides that, here is where the tallest and largest "Jalur Gemilang" is being flown. The age old building still stands proud...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered here on a random walk the first night we went to KL. Surrounded by British architecture, it is a relaxing to go walk there as a couple or with your family. It is also quite nicely lit up at night.

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Thank aisha9482
Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good starting point for exploring KL and ending up at KLCC petronas towers. The square is very pretty with a shopping centre located below

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Thank Ben G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a photo with the giant flagpole and have a wander round this large open square. Its a great centrepiece for a day of exploring, especially as there are many budget friendly attractions nearby. The sultan building is beautiful. There are free museums on textiles and music and the amazing KL gallery for only 5MYR including a refreshing drink. This... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is great for families to spend time in the evening. Nothing much for a tourist. Must try the local bubble tea sold on the carts.

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