Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, Kota Kinabalu

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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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  • 這裡離市區不遠,晚上清真寺會有綠色燈光打在建築物上,加上水上倒影還有天上的月亮和星星,真的會讓人心情平和愉快。不過我們只有在外面觀賞,並未進到內部參觀。  more »
  • See as Yas towards the sea up to the photographs of the (Guidebook and the like), and so was not. It was disappointing point. (Rental fees 5 RM), some borrow clothes to look within because no problem in a skimpy outfit. Because it is the best time to get there before check.
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  • It is easy to get there, either by bus or just by walk You can see the reflection on the water, which is incredible‼  more »
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  • It's pretty, clean, and quite large. It seems active in community events and gets crowded during prayer times, with visitors even from other countries (like China) coming to pray here. For non-Muslims, do be sure to note their visiting hours so as not to be disappointed when you get turned away during their prayer times.
  • Beautiful mosque. Surrounded by water looks like the floating mosque. The prayer hall is spacious, comfortable and clean. Lots of visitors. There are also booths or stalls selling food and drink.
  • This was the only mosque that was promoted in the tourist brochures so we decided to try it. The architecture is claimed to be a replica of Masjid-e-Nabvi in Madina, Saudi Arabia but it is not. Only the minarets resemble somewhat but the dome is entirely a different one. Not surprising as they often try to bluff you in promoting tourist "attractions" in Malaysia! It's just a modern structure with no historical significance about it. The exterior does not reflect any local or far eastern vernacular in design. The interior is equally boring & plain looking. Some wall drawings & decorations are done near the pulpit on the arch & that's it. The interior of the main dome is also decorated with colourful patters. The main thing which totally put us off was when we entered the prayer hall a girl approached us & asked if we were Muslims or not! Because if we were not, then we were not allowed to enter the hall of the mosque!! Although we were Muslims, but we felt like saying that we are not! This unwelcoming & discriminative gesture was so annoying that we decided to leave immediately. It came as a rude shock to us that a place of worship which should welcome all & be inclusive is being limited to become exclusive & closed for others! I couldn't help ask that girl that why people of other faiths are not welcome in the house of God? Is this how you want to present your faith to others? But she was just repeating like a brainless parrot what was told to her. We had visited Hindu temples, Sikh Gurdwaras, Buddhist temples, Christian churches & nowhere we were ever discouraged to enter but were always warmly welcome inside their places of worship & encouraged to observe, participate & learn about their faith! We returned with a bad taste in our mouths & decided never to go there again!
  • Its has somewhat became a tourist spot with lots of tour bus stopping for photo shooting
  • Very beautiful! And I was able to get Special Kelapa at the restaurants nearby!