National Mosque (Masjid Negara), Kuala Lumpur

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Admire the artistry and spirituality of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), a center of Islamic life in the country. Completed in 1965, the mosque's 73 m (240 ft) minaret and 16-point star roof display modern and dynamic design principles, creating a striking focal point among well-maintained, sprawling gardens. With a capacity of 15,000 people, the scale of the interior impresses, and the simplicity of the design helps to create a calm, soothing atmosphere. Onsite volunteers can provide information and help answer any questions. Appropriate attire is required, but you can borrow it at the entrance if necessary. Note that the mosque welcomes visitors of all nations and faiths, but visiting times for non-Muslims are specific, so check the website to confirm before you go. Plan to visit National Mosque (Masjid Negara) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kuala Lumpur attractions using our Kuala Lumpur online visit planner .
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  • As all the mosques are not allowed entry to the Prayer Center, unless you're Muslim. The site is quite large, solemn and demucho respect. The good news is that they lend you a robe, if it is that you've been with shorts for men. In the case of women, they must necessarily use it to cover the body from the head.
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  • A very big mosque . You should wear a long covered dress to visit it, and walk around prayer area if you are not muslim.  more »
  • This is also one of the punch-mark landmarks in Kuala Lumpur, to be in accordance with the time to open doors, or in the doorway to wait, the door has free clothes on loan, slippers into, the lady must wear a turban, but the door of the clothes wrapped in a tight to be able to, in fact here really nothing to see, in the inside to look at a 5 minutes, Here, if you're going to the mosque on the water, there's no need to go in there, because it's much bigger than the water mosque.
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  • Breaking the tradition of typical mosque with dome. It was a modern approach architecture design. It was modern then and still look modern now. Serene and peaceful even when the surrounding is busy with traffic. Like the pool surrounding the prayer area to give that cool effect.
  • Being a tourist out of town, couldn't miss to visit and pray at the national mosque of KL. The mosque is huge and only allows Muslims in the prayer hall, its well air conditioned and really maintained and kept spotless. The architect for the mosque has done an exceptional job with the design. The ablution area is quite a walk from the main prayer hall. Worth a visit when in town.
  • For oju has different part and side Take note where you leave your show .For non Muslim visitor have to wear some dress provided by mosque .if you completely wear good dress no need to wear other things .for women need to cover whole body with hair also.
  • Ample parking. Easy access. Nice view. However, it is now in the renovation phase.
  • The National Mosque. Prayer hall are comfortable.. but distance and access to toilet & ablution not so convinient due to lower ground stairs... No elevator. Prayer hall must access stairs to 1st floor.. no elevators too.

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