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National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

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Address: Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 3-2693 7784
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Non-Muslims are welcome to visit the striking National Mosque outside of...

Non-Muslims are welcome to visit the striking National Mosque outside of prayer time. This modern mosque was completed in 1965 and can accommodate 15,000 people. Robes are kindly lent to visitors who are inappropriately dressed.

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This place very artistic, i love seeing this mosque. Very modern seen from outside yet beautiful inside

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not a Muslim, but I gained so much more understanding and respect for Islam after visiting the National Mosque. The volunteers are friendly and happy to discuss Islam with you. There is a serenity here that can be felt by all. We ended up staying for about three hours talking with the volunteers and taking in the beauty.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place very artistic, i love seeing this mosque. Very modern seen from outside yet beautiful inside

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Thank Ngurah K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As part of our trip through SE Asia, we wanted to check out mosques. This is one of the most beautiful mosques I have seen. The interior and the exterior courtyard are works of art I have not seen anywhere else. Check it out!

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Thank Imran I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Serene place to spend your time if you are a Muslim. Beautiful structure and peaceful place to offer your prayers. The mosque is opened till 9pm and you will find nice fountain too. Easy to reach via taxi and close to Merdaka square.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a non Muslim, I entered the mosque, just to visit and see around it. It is the modern architecture that doesn't reflect any historic feeling. Non-Muslims allowed only for certain periods in a day. I went in 3 to 4 pm slot. However the inside prayer area is prohibited for non-Muslims. Photos are allowed but you should be decent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit KL, this is really a must see. The staff are very warm and welcoming. The facility is very serene, very peaceful. There is information posted and personnel standing by. Having been to Istanbul and having seen the Blue Mosque and the Suleymania Mosque, the modern style of this mosque was an amazing contrast. Visit here then walk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The national mosque's roof is uniquely shaped like an umbrella half opened, it is huge. Informative, staff will gladly approach you and explain everything you would like to know and happily answer any questions you have about Islam and Muslims, (they will do this for free and not even ask for tips). You will be given a loan robe to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is loads of everything in this wonderfully built place of worship. Very modern looking as well as keeping in mind the spiritual aspect the water features and gardens around also compliment the all round beauty. The interior is very serene, harmonious and tranquil. Very good and helpful staff to guide and answer questions. We observed all tourist being treated... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure if it is usually possible to fo inside the mosque, but photo opps outside would be enough. There's an information booth though to check whether it is possible to get inside, but your sure be cautious about the rules. Nevertheless, this is a good start point for a walk to the planetarium and national museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the usual Dome like structure that you would see with most mosques. It has an unusual umbrealla shaped roof that designates the 14 states of the country. Could not go in on the day I was there. Great photo opportunity.

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