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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. National Mosque (Masjid Negara) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Kuala Lumpur Edition.
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  • The National Mosque is considered to be one of the most important religious attractions in the country. The entrance is free, but you have to cover your body. When we went inside, one volunteer told u...  more »
  • Unfortunately it was closed to non-muslims when we went, due to Ramadan. Ok from the outside for a photo and 5 minutes, but don't go out of your way during the holy month to visit, as you won't get in...  more »
  • You can go here by public transport. Most convience one with KTM , drop at Kuala Lumpur station. and you will see Abdul Samad building then you can see Masjid Negara near the building. Also convenienc...  more »
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  • 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.
  • What's not to like here; It's peaceful, airconditioned with decent thick carpet. But had a bit of an old character (well, it is an old mosque!). Love to do my prayer here (not on Friday though, it's a bit too crowded & can be overwhelming to my liking). After all, it's Malaysia's National Mosque! Also - lot's of tourist visiting here. Yes you're most welcome to visit the mosque dear wanderer! (Pls check the visiting hour before u come please, or else you might be disappointed. 😌)
  • This is a very unique mosque in that instead of the normal "dome" roof of a mosque, the roof is built in the form of a 16-pointed "umbrella". This building was completed in 1965. Next to the Mosque is a 7-pointed star roofed structure known as the Heroes Mausoleum which is a place reserved as burial ground for the nation's Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.
  • National Mosque of Malaysia is the best place to be there. Serene and peaceful. I love Allah.
  • The roof is unique. It's inspired by the shape of umbrella when it is opened. Similarly to its tower, it's inspired by the shape of umbrella when it is closed