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Merdeka Square

4.4/51,342 Reviews
Square
Monday-Sunday 9:00-3:00
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 hour
Address: Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +60-3-26980332

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Introduction

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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Attractions Near Merdeka Square

Cheritara
Cheritara
Art Gallery
<100m away
Music Museum
Music Museum
Exhibition Hall
<100m away
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
4.4/5366 Reviews
Historical Architecture
<100m away
St. Mary's Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral
4.4/596 Reviews
Church
133m away

Restaurants Near Merdeka Square

TGI Friday
TGI Friday
4.7/53 Reviews
170m away
Jai Hind
Jai Hind
3.3/54 Reviews
$$$$
298m away

Hotels Near Merdeka Square