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Merdeka Square

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2698 3333
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building. Nice place to take photos. The museum is small but nice. Juz cost u RM5 only......

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

KL seems to be a new city with all its skyscrapers. But this part is where everything started. Old buildings, built in 19th century, big cricket field, where Englishman played this game 100 years ago, one of the highest flag poles in the world. We...More

Thank MartaVus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an hour or so in Merdeka Square admiring the buildings and unfortunately getting caught in a torrential downpour and thunderstorm. Heading over to this area is worth it, because within a 5-15 minute walk surrounding this square is Central Market - a HUGE...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's a couple of construction workers along the area when I visited two weeks ago. Just buildings.

Thank mrbeancentx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Merdeka square is beautiful to behold . The architecture is well preserved . Its like you get a feel of generations past who converged here to celebrate Malaysia's independence . Ahmad our gracious taxi / teksi driver said Merdeka means freedom.

Thank mom511
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide called this Independence Square. The Art work, sculptures and the old English fountain are all very nice pieces of work and the square is surrounded by particularly elegant buildings but the things that stood out for us were the large flag and the...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The flag pole that was used to fly Malaysia flag is at this location. It's also Independence. Square. It's close to the textile Museum, art gallery and Datarin Underground.

Thank G L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The marble deocr is good . The facade is spacious and never crowded. Guides are available on request.

Thank okashashank
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While this quite a pretty location with a bit of history, I'm not sure I'd make a special trip just for this square, better to combine with something else. Or if you're taking the hop-on hop-off or free GoKL buses, stop here if you have...More

Thank LadyPerrin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's not a lot to see here so you don't need a lot of time. Worth a few shots but not too much to do in the area.

Thank The Yum L
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Ching C
can you arrange one-day or half-day city tours with a local English speaking operator?
13 May 2015|
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Response from MichaelLee60 | Reviewed this property |
I am a resident of KL. Yes, there are many half day and full day tour you can organize with the hotel which will also pick you from hotel. Some of the places you can move around on your own are as below all in the same area... More
Hi I was wondering if anyone knows if the free heritage walking tours run by the Government Tourism Mon, Wed,+ Sat for 2hrs of Merdeka Square are still operating? Any help greatly appreciated
22 February 2015|
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Response from Suratrichard | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the tours but it's a good part of KL to visit independently. Many attractions are bases around the square including the City Gallery with an amazing model of KL, the cathedral of St Mary, the Sultan Abdul... More