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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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Huge open space- nice for an evening walk

The place surrounded by a number of historical buildings and some areas are under construction. Big open space in the middle with the I Love KL selfi point at one end.

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guwahati
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33 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place surrounded by a number of historical buildings and some areas are under construction. Big open space in the middle with the I Love KL selfi point at one end.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot of historical buildings. Can take a take photo and get to know about malaysian culture. We visited the MUD theater, very impressive show.

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Thank mikefr75
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went very recently and some of the areas around here were, again, under construction, but the overall feel of the old city is there. It can be a very relaxing time to stroll through the old architecture and admire the buildings --just do it in the early mornings or late at night. This is an open area and unless... More 

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Thank Inosha W
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32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a huge open place. One can spend time after a full day of shopping. Didn't spent much time here. a couple of clicks that's it

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Thank Abhinav S
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice park right beside the "I love KL" text. You can see a Holland style building here. Avoid to visit in the noon, it is hot here.

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Thank Lofx
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Try stand in the middle of the square, watch around to enjoy the busy street, nice building architecture, tall flagpole and off course the clock tower. Snap enough photo and go thro the history of the place and you are good to go. Explore the area around the square if you have time.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you find yourself exhausted with the modernity of Kuala Lumpur then Merdeka (or Independence) Square offers a glimpse back into some of the city's history. Located in the heart of the colonial district, it is a large rectangular grassy field that once hosted cricket matches and parades. The square is surrounded by the mock tudor Royal Selangor Club (known... More 

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Thank ArryAwk
India
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stopped by here when our tour guide decided to give us some rest and time to stretch our legs and move around after being cramped in tour bus for over two hours! It was interesting to just walk by and observe the huge park and the tall flag which bears significance to the Malaysians. Nothing attractive as such... More 

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Thank Abhishek S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large Square with many flags. But it will be better to have more trees and some shadow because of sun shine and hot weather. Ps.The national flag is a quit old.

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Thank 458appa
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Victoria Fountain in located in the Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas, Kaula Lumpur. The Queen Victoria Fountain is located in Merdeka Drive which is busy thoroughfare in KL City. It is definitely difficult to miss for anyone as it catches attraction of the onlookers. This fountain is a monument and was made in 1904. It is said to... More 

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