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Kapitan Keling Mosque, George Town

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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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  • We visited this mosque during our visit to Georgetown. Very beautiful and worth visiting. At the entrance it is important to remove their shoes and wear a tunic for women, a sari for men that is given for free. Drove us a girl who made from driving inside. There is the central prayer hall where men and women pray at the back smaller and less pretty, the area where you make ablution. Recommended!
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  • The people were very welcoming and many had greeted us when we were there. The imam had a beautiful recitation. It seems the locals attending this mosque get really happy when they see non-locals atte...  more »
  • We had a guided tour through the mosque. We enjoyed it very much. Very informative and well maintained. Definitely recommend a visit here. A lot of pamphlets on the Islam traditions.  more »
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  • Tranquil atmosphere. Very nice mosque.
  • Amazing mosque with a peaceful atmosphere and great cemaat.
  • One of the best mosque in Penang.
  • Magnificent mosque with a great history behind it...
  • Beautiful mosque with a unique dome and minaret and cute old mini canon.