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Kapitan Keling Mosque, George Town

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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 was a beautiful building although closed when I walked by! It was well looked after and the grounds were well designed!!!  more »
  • Georgetown, the oldest and most famous mosque, so went to visit. But how gate closed, unfortunately, closed in, was out of the tour. It was still very nice. It was unfortunately seems put in if you see others through word of mouth, and so could not get in.
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  • My son & I visited this Mosque and we were pleasantly surprised. The building is amazing and it is stunning inside and well maintained. We were given a tour by a nice Lady, who showed us the Koran and...  more »
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  • A nice architecture build up mosque. Nice to take photos around the mosque. Easy to get there.
  • South Indian Muslims Beautiful mosque
  • Very beautiful mosque built by south Indian Muslims.
  • Easy looking for food in this area.
  • a very historic masjid

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As an established tourist destination, George Town offers a range of options making use of the city's famous architectural diversity, with boutique hotels in the old town themed around the history of the building they occupy. For such singular accommodations, expect to pay a little more. Budget hotels and unbranded local options provide a comfortable night sleep at an affordable rate. The coastal areas offer more expensive resort-style luxury rooms with sea views, while away from the beaten track, you'll find backpacker hostels providing good options for those wanting to keep on the move.
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