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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  • Being national mosque it is really huge,if you are not Muslim there are certain visiting hours which you can come in.There are cloaks for rent for ladies and gardens beautiful.Mosque and area is large...  more »
  • Its a very small building and I didnt particularly find the building attractive. Maybe it will appeal more to Muslims.  more »
  • Very beautiful mosque in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. If you are interested in temples, mosques and architecture in General, must see with your own eyes on this beauty.
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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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