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Merdeka Square
Dataran Merdeka

4.4/5
1,372 Reviews
Ranked No. 5 in Kuala Lumpur Can't Miss Attractions
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Open Open 24 hours
Recommended sightseeing time: 0.5-1 hour
Address: Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
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Phone: +60-3-26980332

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One of the major tourist spot located in the heart of KL. Highly recommended!

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Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) is one of Kuala Lumpur's historically and politcally significant landmarks. This is where the Malaysian flag was first raised to symbolize independence from British Rule. Currently, a very tall flagpole stands at the southern end of the square. Portraits of the present prime minister and past prime ministers of Malaysia sit beneath the flagpole. The buildings encircling Merdeka Square are rich and diverse in style and architecture. They include everything from British Tudor-style buildings to Islamic architecture, guildhouses, and distant skyscrapers. Each of these buildings tells part of the story of Malaysia's colonial history.
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