National Monument

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  • Address: Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +603-92354848
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Monument, Family And Kids

National Monument - Review

The same man who sculpted the famous Iwo Jima monument in Washington sculpted this gigantic bronze monument. It was Felix de Wheldon, who, in 1966, made for Malaysia this symbol representing the sacrifices made in the name of freedom and peace. The seven human figures on top each denote one particular noble attribute - courage, leadership, sacrifice, strength, suffering, unity and vigilance. It’s also meant to commemorate the struggle between the Commonwealth Armed Forces and the communist forces of the Malayan National Liberation Army.

You don’t immediately see the monument on arrival. A wide stairway will first lead you up the hill, where a smaller monument describes relevant history and information. Only after that do you visit the actual monument. Want to spend a couple of days in this beautiful city? Follow this Kuala Lumpur itinerary 2 days.

National Monument Information

  • It’s an open space. You might get sunburns.
  • Check out the small sculpture park nearby.

How To reach National Monument by Public Transport

  • B115 WismaTani, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin.
  • Bank Negara KMUTER Station.

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Things to Know Before Visiting National Monument

  • 13.06% of people who visit Kuala Lumpur include National Monument in their plan

  • 51.06% of people start their National Monument visit around 5 PM - 6 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see National Monument

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

92.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Monument

People normally club together Pavilion Kl and Gabai Waterfalls while planning their visit to National Monument.

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National Monument, Kuala Lumpur Reviews

  • There's only one convenience shop in the vicinity, just opposite the monunent. Parking space is limited and often inconvenient to drive as buses are parked by the roadside. Nice view can be seen from the area as it is a little high up on the hill. Entrance is free and open for all

  • This description is wrong " Round 41m obelisk honoring those who died in the 1945 Battle of Surabaya against the British???" .This description is wrong. Tugu Negara and the obeliskis to commemorate Malayan (Malaysian) Soldiers who fall during the WW1, WW2 and Insurgeny Civil War. It is got nothing to do with 1945 Battle of Surabaya against The British. Please take this description down. Its either some in google are not really understand the history well or some Indonesian sore loser edit this description...Indonesian, please build your own Obelisk or proper war memorial on your own n your backyard.

  • This is place in Kuala Lumpur to commemorate the Malaysian freedom and the war heroes. The national monument and the adjoining landscape architectural beauty is best appreciated in the evening as during daytime the place is sunny and warmer. A must visit place for the tourists.

  • It is a symbol of the reminding of the patriotism and pain of the Malaysian warriors in their war of independence and stand tall as their statue of liberty (not the one in NY). A very nice place to be in where many tourists come. Often covered by many travel agencies in their official city tour.

  • The National Monument of Malaysia, aka Tugu Negara is a sculpture made by bronze in remembrance of the soldiers died in the world war. This place is a pack of 5 things. They are the Monument, surrounded garden, war memorial, pavilion and fountains. This plce is located next to the Lake Gardens of KL. 31st of July, the prime minister and head of forces are gathering here to pay their respect to the soldiers who died during the war. Entrance free. Ti go there you can get a taxi for rm20 from city centre.

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