National Monument, Kuala Lumpur

3.6
Remember those who died in the struggle for Malaysian freedom by visiting National Monument, depicting a group of soldiers bearing the Malaysian flag. One of the largest freestanding bronze sculptures in the world, the memorial features several figures, representing vigilance, unity, leadership, courage, strength, sacrifice, and suffering. A simple stone cenotaph and a tranquil sculpture garden lie adjacent to the monument. With our international travel planner, Kuala Lumpur attractions like National Monument can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
map
Create an itinerary including National Monument
National Monument Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
571 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A big place to see and go around. It is clean with peaceful surroundings and appreciate their past historical site. One can also have picture taking, sit around with big shady trees and shop for a lit...  more »
  • We went there as part of city tour. Its a good clean place with pretty beautiful monument. We stoped there for 30 minutes to take pictures.  more »
  • The national monument is a sculpture in memory of those killed in the struggle in Malaysia during the first World War (1914-1918), the second World War (1939-1945) and emergency (1948-1960 years). Next to the monument is the Parliament. The sculpture depicts a group of soldiers, two of which landed at the base. The central figure has a height of 15 meters. This is the highest in the world bronze sculptural group. Now in Malaysia appeared the opinion that the construction of the monument was "a great sin" and "idolatry", since the construction of the monuments in the form of people it was haraam in Islam.
    View original

Plan your trip to Kuala Lumpur

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

A global city, Kuala Lumpur offers accommodations to suit a range of needs and budgets. The brand-focused city center houses luxury options within a modern complex of shops, attractions, and transport links. Bukit Bintang offers similar chain hotel options, along with a few more side-street establishments for those with limited budgets. Chinatown and the atmospheric Brickfields area offer decent backpacker hostels at suitable backpacker prices.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Kuala Lumpur by other users

9 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM INDIA March, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Kuala Lumpur & Petaling Jaya BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Kuala Lumpur & Vancouver BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 32 days in Asia BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Kuala Lumpur BY A USER FROM THAILAND January, culture, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Langkawi & Kuala Lumpur BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN March, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Kuala Lumpur BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans