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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3-2698 3333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit KL, this place should definitely be on your list of things to see. You can walk around this historic square and just go for a wonder and look at the architecture. It's close to many attractions - the gallery, central market, the...More

Thank Christina F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and large square with museums around: textile museum, the union flag of Malaysia. Many tourist came here to visit and take photo.

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very very large lawn square with visitor center and good view of buildings. Enjoyable with children and family. You can take a photo in front of I♡KL statue.

Thank Hanmin J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a famous stop in KL with history stretching back to Independence. The square was a multi-use area even being a cricket pitch for the Selangor Club. The Selangor Club sits to the north side of the square facing the former high courts and...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The square is what they say it is, a great piece of colonial history. It does have this ambiance, you feel history everywhere. It is well kept and pleasant to look at and just hang around. I liked being there. But there is nothing to...More

Thank hrdlicka2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a lot of history as its surrounded by several old buildings. This square lies next to KL Gallery and the Selangor Club. Fun spot to click pics during the day with the huge Malaysian flag swirling in the background. The spot forms...More

Thank Sriram B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Merdeka square does not have any attraction. It is just a place with a couple of British era buildings. It was included as part of the city tour that we had booked. Nothing much to do here. Just click a couple of pictures. The best...More

Thank vidit09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Merdeka square or "the Padang" as it used to be called, is a lovely lawned area with the Selangor Club(the Dog Club) on one side and the lovely, old Colonial Secretariat building on the other. Its where all types of city celebrations are held ....More

Thank lexusNorthallerton
Reviewed 12 September 2017

If you are travelling to Kuala Lumpur you probably should take a photo in this square with the monument, flags and the pictures of the previous prime ministers. I think worth the visit.

Thank Kash S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The place doesn't have any special attraction. however, if you are near in the afternoon, you can chill down in the area.

Thank Majid M
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Ching C
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
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