Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, Kota Kinabalu

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#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Sabah
Imposing and lavish Kota Kinabalu City Mosque seems to float on a manmade lagoon. The design takes inspiration from Nabawi Mosque, the second holiest site in Islam, with one blue and gold dome and four minarets. Take a guided tour of the building to learn more about the history and architecture of the mosque, and about Islam in general. Enjoy a pedal boat ride on the lagoon for a good view of the building from the outside. If you intend on entering the mosque, dress respectfully in clothing that covers your legs, arms, and shoulders. Respect the Islamic tradition by removing your shoes at the entrance. Use our Kota Kinabalu vacation builder to add Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and other attractions to your Kota Kinabalu vacation plans.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Drive pass this mosque and stopped by for photographs. Such a gorgeous mosque by the road side. A must visit place!  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Well worthy visiting for the architecture and spacious interior. Good place to watch Chinese tourists dressing up!  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    You don't really need to visit the inside of the Mosque, as it is a religious setting much like any other Mosques. What makes this one different is the outside portion with the view of the Mosque abov...  more »
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  • September 5, 2017
    I studied in UMS before and I went to this mosque a lot. It is very comfortable and the view around the mosque is also very beautiful, hence it became tourist's attraction. But I do hope that the management take care of the upper level's stair since some of them are littered with lizard's droppings.
  • April 16, 2017
    A beautiful mosque that's peaceful and the people who run it are friendly, compassionate and gentle people. You feel the calm in the temple. It has the happiness and positivity of kids laughing and talking and then the people who are intimately praying. It was a great experience and a wonderful wonderful place. It is an incredibly well organized and spiritual place.
  • August 31, 2017
    A beautiful Mosque and has good food both local and authentic Hawaiian/American
  • July 28, 2017
    Very spacious. However only the front rows have carpets with the rest being tiled.
  • August 23, 2017
    Great mosque but does not have adequate parking.

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Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

In the area of Sepanggar you'll find the main set of hotels, ranging from simple and mid-priced, to the more luxurious with good sea views. Move away from the coast for more space and privacy in resort-style hotels, which offer a range of facilities and comfortable, sometimes quirky rooms and apartments. Farther out still, you'll find backpacker motels, giving easy access to the surrounding natural attractions that, after all, are the primary reason for being here.
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