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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  • Pretty mosque with a feeling of calm, welcome serenity. However I did understand the seller of items techno 50 metres inside the mosque.
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  • I’ve never been in a mosque so was quite interested in what was inside and involved in the religion. We were Provided with full head & body cover & walked around the site. A lovely lady named Khadeija...  more »
  • Beautiful, serene, welcoming and did I mention beautiful? There is an area for tourists and an area exclusively for muslims so as not to interfere with prayer, but tours are organised for non-muslims ...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful mosque in Malaysia. A must visit. The architecture is impressive. Love all the spaces they have. Spacious area good environment.
  • I was over expected because I read many reviews and expected to see more interesting architecture inside the mosque. But it’s good for whom first visit KL.
  • A nice place to visit, if only for its historical / cultural significance. It's a wide open, relatively scenic and serene space, but don't come around on Fridays unless you wish to be surrounded by a massive crowd of worshippers.
  • The building is in Malay style architecture rather than Arabic that is typical for mosques. That said, the space is quite nice. As a non-Muslim, I was able to get a guided tour of the mosque from a knowledgeable and friendly guide.
  • Historical mosque built few decades ago, able to good up to 15,000 Muslim worshippers at the same time, this is a very popular tourist spot in kuala Lumpur

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A global city, Kuala Lumpur offers accommodations to suit a range of needs and budgets. The brand-focused city center houses luxury options within a modern complex of shops, attractions, and transport links. Bukit Bintang offers similar chain hotel options, along with a few more side-street establishments for those with limited budgets. Chinatown and the atmospheric Brickfields area offer decent backpacker hostels at suitable backpacker prices.
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