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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 had a short but informative tour with the guide on duty which explained the layout and functions of the building as well as some of its history. Appropriate clothing is required for both men and wo...  more »
  • Beautiful mosque which catches the eye. Not only because of the white color, but also because of the beautifully landscaped and manicured grounds.
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  • It is Malaysia's largest of India's Mughal style. It seems Shah built the mosque of kaptan Kling and this Muslim merchants. Infamation minaret.
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  • 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.
  • The prettiest masjid I have even seen before.