Kapitan Keling Mosque, George Town

Wander the serene grounds of Kapitan Keling Mosque to appreciate its Mhugal domes, arabesque arches, and ornate minaret. Built in 1801, the mosque was much expanded in the 1930s. Inside the airy interior you can see elegant calligraphy panes and stained-glass windows showing floral patterns. Tour guides can provide you with background information about Islam, the mosque's history, and its role in the local Indian community. Dress respectfully, ensuring that your arms and legs are covered before you enter this place of worship. Add Kapitan Keling Mosque and other attractions to your George Town trip itinerary using our George Town trip planner .
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  • October 5, 2017
    In addition to a proper outfit for the visit, we offer you a free guided tour. Very informative to learn about Islam. It is an opportunity to ask questions and Exchange. Books are provisions in a library before the entrance of the mosque.
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  • October 4, 2017
    All the temples at George Town main street are a must visit. I mean, this is what the city's downtown is known for and got the UNESCO recognition. So there is no way you miss this beautiful and elegan...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Ini adalah masjid terbesar di Georgetown, bangunan maupun halamannya paling luas, posisinya paling strategis sehingga paling banyak dikunjungi turis. Paling bagus dipotret juga.  more »
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  • August 6, 2017
    One of Penang's earliest mosques, definitely the most famous and significant esthetically. Not sure if non Muslims are allowed to enter. Always a little apprehensive.
  • September 5, 2017
    Once the Penang State Mosque.. This is an architectural marvel with Islamic, Mughal, Moorish elements.
  • August 17, 2017
    One of the earliest mosque in Penang, build by the army of east india company in early 18th century
  • September 2, 2017
    oldest mosque in penang, the architecture is very adorable and antique, the white colour of this mosque complements its historical value
  • June 8, 2017
    A nice architecture build up mosque. Nice to take photos around the mosque. Easy to get there.

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