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Kapitan Keling Mosque, George Town
(3.9/5 based on 360 reviews on the web)
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. Kapitan Keling Mosque is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, George Town Edition.
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  • This mosque was long the main place of worship for Muslim merchants and traders visiting the island and later served as the gathering point for pilgrims from all over the region on their way to perfor...  more »
  • Initially I was told that they were closing for their prayer time. Someone was briefly consulted and then, I was let in. They gave me a piece of cloth to cover my head. The prayer areas are carpeted a...  more »
  • I've been to Christian and Catholic churches, chapels, Buddhist and Hindu temples, but this is my very 1st visit to a mosque. How beautiful and serene! I feel blessed and harmonious as they friendlily...  more »
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  • Big mosque in the center of Goergtown. Worth to see maybe even from inside ;)
  • Beautiful mosque with a unique dome and minaret and cute old mini canon.
  • The prettiest masjid I have even seen before.
  • Beautiful peaceful pray place.
  • 215th