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Merdeka Square

4.4/51,242 Reviews
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Business Hours

Monday-Sunday 9:00-3:00

Address

Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
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About Merdeka Square

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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  • 爱好和平
    5.0

    Independence Square is very close to Chinatown. It's only a few minutes'walk from Chinatown to Independence Square. There are portraits of several leaders in Malaysia on Independence Square. There is a big grassland with a high flagpole. Independence Square should have many stories. But I am free. I don't know these stories. When I went to Independence Square, there were several tour groups, but they were far away. They couldn't hear what the tour guide said, as if they didn't speak Mandarin or English. A place worth visiting. There are many unique buildings around the square, a little European and American style.

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    Reviewed on 1484051552000
  • E24****4253
    5.0

    The square is sorrounded by very beautiful historical buildings around it.The architecture is very interesting as there’s a bit of western influence and arab influence.You can also walk to the Jamek mosque from here or the KL city gallery

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  • singingasong
    5.0

    One of Kuala Lumpur's must-see attractions, check-in places. It must have a different flavor. Tourists from all walks of life take various kinds of photographs. Historical buildings. It wasn't open when we went, but the staff were there. There are also many scenic spots around. Just walk. Not far from the other side is the National Mosque. It's very big and the people inside are very nice. I'm embarrassed.

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    5
    Reviewed on 1518356404000
  • 陈之豪
    5.0

    The location of Independence Square is still very easy to find. It's only 10 minutes'walk from the subway station. But Kuala Lumpur has a lot of Indians and motorcycles, and motorcycles drive very fast, so be careful. Independence Square is the size of several football fields. The national flag flutters in the wind and the colorful state flags around it flutter in the wind. Next to the square is a row of red and white two-storey buildings. It is said that this is the Palace Club. Independence Square is the place where the National Day is celebrated every year. Every year Malaysian National Day is held here for a celebration parade. Because the Independence Square is very open, it feels very sunny to go there at noon. It is also surrounded by some famous buildings in Kuala Lumpur. You can take a look at them. But there are no shops around, no Chinese, basically Indians, always looking at you, a little scared.

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  • 远行-遇见你
    5.0

    The Independent Square (Dataran Merdeka) is situated opposite the Adu Shamo Building in Sudan. It covers an area of about 8.2 hectares. It is a grassy square, which is of great historical value. On August 31, 1957, the Malaysian flag began to fly here, symbolizing independence from British rule, and now stands at a 100-foot flagpole to commemorate this historic moment. On the other side of the square, there is a relaxing rest place for other travelers, standing alongside the flowing fountain with a row of colonnades and a sea of flowers composed of centenarians and marigold. Plaza Putra under the square is an underground street that integrates food, rest and entertainment.

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    Reviewed on 1500136208000
  • flyingmaple
    5.0

    It's about ten minutes'walk from the National Mosque to Independence Square. The tunnel along the road can see the Kuala Lumpur Tower and the Twin Towers. The buildings around Independence Square are very distinctive. The Kuala Lumpur Tower and the Twin Towers can also be seen from the Independence Square. When we get to the city, we can see these two landmarks from many angles. Independence Square has the highest flagpole in the world. To get a panoramic view of the flagpole, you almost have to lie on the ground. It's about 45 - 60 minutes'walk from Independence Square to the Twin Towers. It's not hot and there's navigation, so I decided to use it.

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    Reviewed on 1487170358000
  • 暴走中的于尔根和猫
    5.0

    Independence Square is located in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. At first glance, modern architecture and Islamic architecture are integrated, very historical, there is a flagpole on the square, known as the world's tallest flagpole, this Guinness record is really funny. The Independent Plaza in the morning, with few people, is suitable for a leisurely walk, take a picture casually, the scenery is still very beautiful.

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    Reviewed on 1509178856000
  • sakura薇
    5.0

    Independence Square, known as Malaysia's Tian'anmen Square, is the first stop to Kuala Lumpur. The square is really spectacular. There are Malaysian flags hanging everywhere in the building. The flagpole can be photographed because it is the highest flagpole in the world at present. The square is surrounded by many historic buildings. The streets are clean and tidy, and the cars are in good order. The biggest feeling is that Malaysian taxis don't have to worry about being pitted, because if you buy tickets in advance, the money doesn't go through the driver's hands.

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    Reviewed on 1504813174000
  • 石门山
    5.0

    Malaysia Independence Square is the smallest national square in the world, but its flagpole is the highest one in the world. This country declared its independence to the whole world in 1957. The square is surrounded by many ancient buildings left by British colonial rule, as well as the National Urban Planning Museum. Come to Kuala Lumpur for a visit. It's a place worth remembering!

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    Reviewed on 1507717401000
  • Alistair
    5.0

    In fact, Merdeka Square, Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Royal Selangor Club are closely related to each other. Merdeka Square, formerly known as Selangor Club Padang, is a cricket stadium in front of the Adu Shamo Building in Sudan. At midnight on August 31, 1957, with the approval of the British colonial government, Malaysia (then known as the United States of Malaya) officially broke away from British rule. The British flag was lowered here and the Malaysian flag was raised for the first time. To commemorate this historic moment, the flag-raising site now stands a 100-foot (95-meter) high flagpole, which has become one of the highest in the world.

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