National Mosque (Masjid Negara), Kuala Lumpur

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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  • It's not as good as you'd expect. It's a great place to stay. It's a two-way tourist destination. Still, i feel reverent.
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  • Even to non Muslims, they are very welcoming here and keen for you to visit. They have clothes to wear if you aren't properly attired as women have to cover their heads. Peaceful place of prayer that ...  more »
  • The Mosque is well worth going to, a beautifull building and the guide we had told the story of building and about the Faith very well, and gave us a better understanding ofthere Faith.  more »
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  • Beautiful and HUGE mosque, however the fountains were all empty of water. Furthermore the wall clocks weren't working and some of the taps in the ablution area also seem to have been malfunctioning. But I was really amazed by the size of the mosque and the beautiful architecture it possessed. Also had praying and ablution areas for the ladies.
  • Beautiful mosque. It's called the national mosque but the locals call is Negara mosque. It's beautiful architecture, its. Mostly open space. Free to enter, remember to remove your shoes, take them with you so you can leave via another exit. Robes are provided for free. You can't enter the main prayer hall unless you want to pray (Muslims). Worth a visit.
  • Very well made and architecturally superior structure. Certainly a must visit for its beautiful and intricate work. Non-Muslims are welcome to visit the striking National Mosque outside of prayer time. This modern mosque was completed in 1965 and can accommodate 15,000 people. Robes are kindly lent to visitors who are inappropriately dressed.
  • Beautiful prayer hall with huge space for access, a must visit place for Muslims who visit Kulalampur. Even non-Muslims are allowed to enter into the premises except the prayer hall. Furnished with granite and marble in black and white gives a greater look. Cleanly maintained.
  • I love the peacefulness of this place- so calming, so relaxing and also the architectural work of the mosque is so beautiful! I love visiting the mosque during my free time (especially in the night). Definitely a must visit place in Malaysia.
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