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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
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The independence monument stands in the middle of a variety of beautiful colonial buildings. The cricket pitch adds to the ambiance to the area. This is a great spot to take photos of your time in Kuala Lumpur.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gingerlee13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not much then some historical buildings around a cricket field so I don’t think you need hours to spend here. Nice to know that there is the ‘tallest flagpole in the world’ but a flagpole is a flagpole. The interesting part is the older buildings...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Martybossy
Reviewed 6 days ago

When visiting Kuala Lumpur then for most people this is a must visit area for most. From the Royal Selangor Club, St Mary's Cathedral, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the old Railway station building and the old post office building next to it this is Colonial...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed our stop here at Merdeka Square. The square features the largest flag pole in Kuala Lumpur, Victoria's Fountain, the national cricket field, the historic Sultan Abdul Samad Building (awesome), Textile museum, old post office building and others. You'll be shooting photos all over...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank midwaytoheaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It does not have anything that excites you..just an indenpendence square! Its right in front of the Abdul Samad building.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank herasaif4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately there are upgrading construction works on the go in the area. The tallest flag pole in the world is just that. We did it as part our walk around the older area of KL and River Walk. Regarding the River Walk at night there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kevan T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Start at 8 am: From leo leisure hotel, walk towards Jamek mosque, sultan abdul samad building, merdeka square and KL gallery (from leo leisure hotel, facing the road, turn ride and go straight you will see the clock tower, move towards masjid jamek LRT station...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank thenavigator8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For Malaysian's this is a historic site of their independence.Nothing much really to see,the surrounding old buildings are the real attraction.They are worth the visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank zalnikor
Reviewed 6 February 2019

Also known as Independence Square, it's a great place to take photos of and walk around the gorgeous Sultan Abdul Samad Building. The square boasts a 95 metre flagpole, one of the tallest in the world and the large greens in front of the Royal...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ThePackedBag
Reviewed 29 January 2019

The square conjures up images of British Rule, really cool that the cricket pitch is now on top of an underground car park. The square has a great feeling and has imprssive buildings a must see.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Ching C
13 May 2015|
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Response from Wee Kang L | 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