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Address: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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Historical spot for Malaysia independence

This is one of the spots you have to visit during a walk on KL streets; it's beautiful the Kuala Lumpur City Hall and gives a great view to Square.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Merdeka Square is in the heart of KL. It holds significant historical value. 2017 Countdown was right here, a vibrant start to the new year it was, people from all walks of life coming together! I suggest you walk a bit away from the square if you have happened to book an uber. Major entries are barricaded during busy days.!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the spots you have to visit during a walk on KL streets; it's beautiful the Kuala Lumpur City Hall and gives a great view to Square.

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to visit the little Anglican (= Episcopalian) "cathedral" (it is a tiny, Victorian-era churdh). The snooty ROYAL Selenghor club will not let you in, not even allow you to become a member for a day. The "I love KL" icon is a nice bit of kitsch, but the neighbouring model of Kuala Lumpur is worth seeing.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a huge square surrounded by old and nice buildings that I love their architectures.You can go through history there and mot of the old city located there and it is a must for any tourist who visit the city.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It is a must visit location because of its historical value. I happened won a first prize in photography contest because of this place. Very nice. You can visit art gallery around the merdeka square. It is nice to take some retro photos. Take your camera and start your imagination. It is full... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Historical Place to visit by The Tourist because This on of the important Venue During Malaysia Independent in 1957

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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my wife stopped over here before our flight to Singapore. It was a very open square with a giant Malaysian flag and historic buildings. the gardens were well kept with beautiful fountains. It's quite a contrast to see the old KL station against the new Kuala Lumpur skyline.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Merdeka Square or the Independence Square is a beautiful location in the heart of the city with a lovely stretch of lush green grass, in the backdrop of the police headquarter building. Apart from the historical significance of the handing over of power from the erstwhile British regime, this location provides an ideal setting for nice family pics !!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice view. Open grass ground with old colonial buildings .. if you visit kualalumpur you have to visit this place.. here national level events are said to be held... Easy to reach by taxi or bus or nearest train station national mosque

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went as part of the hop on hop off bus tour. Wasn't really impressed. Had hoped to see more. Nothing really happening in the area, although there are some other buildings etc to see.

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