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“Better than some in Middle East”

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
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US$38.00*
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Half-Day Private Kuala Lumpur City Tour
Ranked #2 of 286 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Large open-plan museum on four levels with an impressive collection of Islamic artifacts. The wood carvings are a consistent favorite.
Hell, Norway
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“Better than some in Middle East”
Reviewed 13 April 2013

I have been to esteemed Islamic museums in Doha and Sharjah this year alone, and I liked the one in KL the best.

The museum is light and airy, free of crowds, and well laid out. As with the other two, and others I have been to, the KL museum is heavy on Korans, weapons and decorative arts. I particularly enjoyed the models of key mosques around the world, and the chess set -- something I do not recall seeing elsewhere (chess and Islam have a difficult history).

The KL Museum felt less oppressive, maybe because Islam here seems more relaxed and colorful (going by the women's clothing, at least). And I assume the influence of other cultures has played a part.

It is near the National Mosque and other museums (police, National) and attractions (Planetarium, birds, butterflies). So it can be part of an efficient daylong outing.

Visited April 2013
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Paris, France
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“Great”
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Great place to buy modern and old art! Well worth the trip and selection of items is great. Would advise a trip with lots of postcards, posters and ceramics which are particularily great.

Visited April 2013
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Marang, Malaysia
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“different art from worldwide!”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

This museum displays a lot of islamic art around the world including malaysia itself such as calligraphic art, the sword to the art of building from the era of prophet Muhammad pbuh.

Visited May 2012
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Kuwait
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“a great visit”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

the Islamic art Museum was a great visit to us. we loved the atmosphere, its very well designed, not to big but it was good for us as a family with children.
any one would enjoy the beautiful ancient antiques and the Islamic art at display.

Visited November 2012
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Perth
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“Art is art”
Reviewed 9 April 2013

This was different but very interesting - spectacular costume displays; very interesting coinage and extensive collection of ceramics and written materials

Visited October 2012
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