Located at the confluence of the Gombak and Klang Rivers, this delightful mosque, known in English as the Friday Mosque, is the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur when the Sultan of Selangor officially opened it on 23rd December 1909. Another AB Hubbock architectural wonder it features cupolas and minarets that top the brick walls. The prayer hall is surmounted by three domes. The central dome is 21m (70 ft) high. The prayer hall opens out into a walled sahn or courtyard which is now covered over. At the corners are two red-and-white striped minarets which are 26.8m (88 ft) high.
Masjid Jamek is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia and has a Moorish architecture.
Please be respectful by taking off your shoes before entering and also remember to dress appropriately with modesty.
Located at the convergence of the Klang and Gombak rivers is the stately Masjid Jamek, one of the oldest mosques in the city since its construction in 1909. Inspired by the Mogul mosque in North India, this building's notable features are three elegant domes which dominated the KL skyline long before the popularity of skyscrapers.
the easiest way to get there is to take star LRT to masjid jamek.
it is very picturesque , set in a grove of palm trees.,with pink brick walls and arched colonnades.the mosque was designed by Hubbock and adapted from a moghul mosque in north india.
a dress code is strict :-) remove your shoes and you will need a robe and a scarf to cover yourself.
it is provided free of charge by the entrance.
HH Sultan of Selangor officially opened Jamek Mosque on 23 December 1909 in the presence of a large group of Malays from all over the state.The design was inspired by Mogul mosques in North India. Cupolas and minarets top the brick walls and arched colonnades. Three domes surmount the preyer hall : the central dome is 21.3 m. high and is flanked by two lower domes. The prayer hall opens out onto a walled 'sahn' ( courtyard ) , which has now been covered over. At the corners are two red and white striped minarets 26.8 m. high , identical in design with 'chatris' ( umbrella-shaped cupolas , usually domed and open-side ) on the top. A large number of small chatris top the entrances and corners of the Mosque.
Open daily : 8.00am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-6.00pm
You can borrow scarf if you dont have it with you --- it need to wear when you go in to the mosque.
The mosque was built in 1909 and features graceful arches and domes, creating a startling contrast against the backdrop of the city's skyscrapers.
Located where the Klang and Gombak Rivers meet, the mosque is open to the public. However, visitors must be appropriately attired, especially the ladies.
Visitors might want to take photos of this Muddy Estuary of city origin. There are many ways you can try, apparently there are some hig rise buildings surrounding this river, so you can actually ask permission from the guards before you go up, to snap.
Look at the river at left and right of this picture, its two rivers coming from two directions and they joined to form a Y-shape, that, was the famous Muddy Estuary but we seldom use the English version, more on the local Malay version of Kuala Lumpur.
Masjid Jamek is very important for visitors to see the ORIGIN of the city. The location of this mosque is exactly the location where peoples come to excavate tin for money. I read some websites, the mosque was some kind of Moghul design from northern India, that I'm not an expert but the history of the spot is more the main point.
The stunning mosque stands on the site where the first settlers landed in KL and was built in 1909 by Arthur Benison Hubback, the same architect who designed the railway station.With its coconut palms and curved steps leading to the water's edge, it is a picture of peace and tranquility set against the background of a busy and modern KL.
The design was inspired by Mogul mosques in North India. Cupolas and minarets top the brick walls and arched colonnades. Three domes surmount the prayer hall; the central dome is 21.3m high and is flanked by two lower domes. The prayer hall opens out onto a walled sahn (courtyard), which has now been covered over. At the corners are two red and white striped minarets 26.8m high, identical in design with chatris (umbrella-shaped cupolas, usually domed and open-sided) on the top. A large number of small chatris top the entrances and corners of the Mosque.
Masjid Jamek or Friday Mosque was built in 1907 and is the most beautiful mosque of KL. It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers (that's where KL got its name from: "confluence of muddy rivers").
It was built in 1909 making it KL's oldest mosque. Sits right at the point where two rivers, the Kelang and Gombak rivers, meet - the birthplace of Kuala Lumpur.
It features graceful arches and domes reminiscent of the moorish era.
Built in 1907 and officially opened by the Sultan of Selangor on Dec 23, 1909, Masjid Jamek Kuala Lumpur is the oldest mosque in KL. It is not surprising then that the mosque is situated at the very place where KL started - where the two rivers (Sg Gombak and Sg Kelang) meet.
This striking red-brick and marble building is inspired by the mogul/north Indian Islamic architecture as it was designed by British engineer A.B. Hubback, who had previously served in India. It has three domes - the bigest dome at the centre was collapsed in the 1990s and later rebuilt. At the corners are two red and white striped minarets.
As it is located in the city centre, muslims flock the mosque daily for their prayers. On Friday the crowd will be over flooded up to the street and the LRT Station nearby (no wonder they name it Masjid Jamek station :)
A must visit for all who come to KL as it is located at the site where the history of KL started.
This Moorish mosque rests on the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers, the birth-place of Kuala Lumpur. This is the very spot where the first settlers of Kuala Lumpur built their shacks.
The mosque, which dates from 1908, is the oldest in the city. It was designed by Arthur Benison Hubbock, an architectural assistant in the Public Works and Survey Department, who was intrigued and inspired by the Mogul architecture of India.
I was trying to get a beautiful photo but it suddenly rain though when we're in the car the rain stopped..Grrr..It's one of the pretty mosque around the colonial district of the city.
Probably the most attractive mosque in town is the Masjid Jamek, which is located in the colonial district.
Located at the fork of the two rivers that flow through the city, it does make for an attractive setting for this striking white mosque.
Easy to find... There are stops on both the Star and Putra LRT lines nearby... (of the same name, Masjid Jamek, conveniently enough...)