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Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour
"This 4-hour guided tour is your opportunity to visit and take photos of the most iconic sites in Kuala Lumpur such as the King’s Palace Independence Square the Petronas Twin Towers the National Mosque the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and more.See magnificent Merdeka Square
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Private Half-Day Temples and Cultural Tour in Kuala Lumpur
"Explore famous religious and cultural sites in and around Kuala Lumpur with our professional English speaking guide on your selected time. Our driver will collect you from your hotel located in Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya area with an air-conditioned v you will visit to a famous Batu Caves site of Hindu temple and shrine located in Gombak Selangor. It is a limestone hill which is made up of a series of caves and cave temples. You will see thousands of worshipers and tourist here especially during the annual Hindu festival Thaipusam. The hike up the tall and lengthy stairs can be tiring (272 steps) but you will be amazed with the stunning skyline of Kuala Lumpur once you reach the top.You will see monkeys frolic around the caves and they would pester you if they know you have food with you. Please remember to prepare more drinking water sunscreen
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Half-Day City Tour with Kuala Lumpur Tower Entrance
"The tour starts with a pick up from your hotel located in Kuala Lumpur city area. You will be transported with an air-conditioned vehicle to sightseeing attractions and sites. The first stop is National Monument a lovely memorial and gardens to commemorate the fallen soldiers through many wars. We will move on to the King’s Palace (Istana Negara) another great place to visit and make a quick photo-stop at the gate. You are not allow to get inside.  From here you will proceed to the Moorish-style railway station building and the National Mosque.Our driver will drive pass the elegant Jamek Mosque House of Parliament and the world’s tallest Twin Towers before heading to the Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower). At Menara Kuala Lumpur you will enjoy a 360 degree amazing views of Kuala Lumpur city.  The tower stands majestically atop Bukit Nanas at 1381 feet (421m) and 308 feet (94m) above sea level. The lift takes you to the 50th floor
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National Mosque - Masjid Negara Tips (52)

A unique architecture for a mosque

Near KL station and the Islamic Arts Museum and the Bird Park is the National Mosque. Non-Muslims are welcome to enter, and entry is free of charge, but a dress code must be observed. Male and female non-Muslim visitors are all given lavender coloured robes to wear and females are given a black hijab to cover the hair. Visitors are asked to remove their shoes.

The roof of the National Mosque does not have the domes so synonymous with Islam. The roof is described in a book I bought called "Images of Kuala Lumpur" as a "multi-fold umbrella-like roof". There are 48 small domes and the main dome with the umbrella-like roof. The roof is meant to symbolize the 5 pillars of Islam and the 13 states of Malaysia.

There is a Mausoleum on the premises where former leaders and statesmen are buried.

The mosque is said to be able to hold 15,000 worshippers.

After entering the mosque, I went to the Islamic Arts Centre nearby.

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HulaJoy
Jun 18, 2016

Visit the National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

The National Mosque is free to visit and open to both Muslim and non-Muslim visitors - for non-Muslim visitors it is closed at prayer times. To visit, shoes need to be removed at the entrance and long purple robes are given to visitors who are not dressed appropriately (legs, arms and hair (for women) covered). The robes too are free.

The mosque itself is quite modern, with peaceful open spaces and water features. The mosque is located close to other attractions like the Bird Park and the Islamic Arts Museum. You could easily make your own 'walking tour' taking in the mosque and other attractions nearby.

The mosque can be reached by taxi, private car or by walking. Pasar Seni is one of the closer LRT stations, although the lack of footpaths in places don't make it the easiest of walks from there!

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Merebin
Jul 25, 2015

National Mosque of Malaysia

This is a lovely mosque located close to a train station (just follow the tunnel, then the bridge and you will find it). Inside you will be given in english much information about Islam, for free. The mosque is huge. When I was there it was empty, no service, and I could freely walk around without any inconvenience.
I learnt inside that the mosque was built soon after Malaysia got independence from England, in 1957, so it is not old.

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jorgejuansanchez
Jul 24, 2015

National Mosque of Malaysia

No Koutoubia this, nor a Dome of the Rock, but a modern mosque built for a modern nation. It's an impressive building- large, sleek with clean white lines, but not one that will linger in the memory. Its design embodies the transitional nature of the Malaysian nation when it was built - three designers, two Malay, one English. Now it serves a solidly independent republic.

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Jun 23, 2015
 
 
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National Mosque

Located near the Old KL Railway Station, the National Mosque or Masjid Negara is probably the most outstanding modern mosque in Kuala Lumpur.

Standing out from the rest, with its unique star-shaped dome, representing the 13 states of Malaysia and the five pillars of Islam. The mosque, with the capacity to hold 12,000 people, is seated proudly among 13 acres of beautifully landscaped ground, with gardens and fountains.

Visitors are allowed into the mosque – but they must be dressed in an appropriate manner as a matter of respect in this special place of worship. Robes and headscarves can be borrowed at the entrance; there is a separate entrance for women.


09:00 to 12:30, 14:00 to 15:30 and 17:00 to 18:30 (for tourists)

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Jul 24, 2014

Masjid Negara (2)

Part two of my masjid negara with more pictures around.

Although There is Religious Freedom in Malaysia, Islam is the State Religion so that the government builds Mosques around Malaysia and The Masjid Negara or The National Mosque is the Largest Mosque in Malaysia. It was Built in 1965 on the site of a church, the Venning Road Brethren Gospel Hall, which had stood there since 1922 but was appropriated by the Malaysian governmentIt. It has a large capacity of 15,000 people and this structure houses 73 meter high minarets and its 16 pointed star concrete which is its main roof. The Mosque has several reflecting pools and also fountains and a large foot washing area for Male and Female Muslims. The Mosque is open to Non Muslims except during Friday Prayers and regular daily prayer times.

Opens:

06:30am - 01:00pm,
02:30pm - 04:00pm,
05:30pm - 07:00pm

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machomikemd
Jul 02, 2014

Masjid Negara (1)

Although There is Religious Freedom in Malaysia, Islam is the State Religion so that the government builds Mosques around Malaysia and The Masjid Negara or The National Mosque is the Largest Mosque in Malaysia. It was Built in 1965 on the site of a church, the Venning Road Brethren Gospel Hall, which had stood there since 1922 but was appropriated by the Malaysian governmentIt. It has a large capacity of 15,000 people and this structure houses 73 meter high minarets and its 16 pointed star concrete which is its main roof. The Mosque has several reflecting pools and also fountains and a large foot washing area for Male and Female Muslims. The Mosque is open to Non Muslims except during Friday Prayers and regular daily prayer times.

Opens:

06:30am - 01:00pm,
02:30pm - 04:00pm,
05:30pm - 07:00pm

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machomikemd
Jul 02, 2014

Take clothes to cover up

The National Mosque (Masjid Negara) is an enormous mosque, as befits the capital. Non-Muslims are welcome to visit outside prayer times. It has beautiful reflection pools around the outside, and is a spectacular building, inside and out.

If you want to visit, make sure you dress appropriately. The mosque will provide a robe and headscarf for women if you need to cover your arms, legs and head. They'll do the same for men, in a fetching shade of lavender.

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National Mosque

Masjid Negara, The National Mosque is a uniquely designed building that embodies a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art. It’s design is based upon the Grand Mosque in Mecca with 48 small domes and the main dome has the character of a multi fold “semi-opened blue umbrella” that is the roof which symbolises the 5 pillars of Islam and the 13 states of Malaysia. The 73 meter tall minaret has the shape of a “closed blue umbrella”.

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Twan
Mar 14, 2012

National Mosque of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur ...

The National Mosque of Malaysia has a capacity of 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres (53,000 m2) of beautiful gardens. The original structure was designed by a three-person team from the Public Works Department - UK architect Howard Ashley, and Malaysians Hisham Albakri and Baharuddin Kassim. The mosque was built in 1965 on the site of a church, the Venning Road Brethren Gospel Hall which had stood there since 1922 but appropriated by the Malaysian government. The mosque is a bold and modern approach in reinforced concrete, symbolic of the aspirations of a then newly-independent Malaysia.

Its key features are a 73-metre-high minaret and an 16-pointed star concrete main roof. The umbrella, synonymous with the tropics, is featured conspicuously - the main roof is reminiscent of an open umbrella, the minaret's cap a folded one. The folded plates of the concrete main roof is a creative solution to achieving the larger spans required in the main gathering hall. Reflecting pools and fountains spread throughout the compound.

Very impressive interior, a must see of KL ....

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TrendsetterME
Feb 27, 2012

Masjid Negara (National Mosque)

The National Mosque is located just across the street from the old KL Railway Station. The location was chosen by the country first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj; as he want it to be easily accesible by those people from outstation who come to KL by train. (It is common for Muslims travellers to drop by at the nearest mosque to cleanse up and perform their prayers before continuing their journey. If it is late in the evening, mosque is also often use a place for them to stay overnite).

Completed in 1965 at a cost of RM10million, the building consist of a prayer hall, multi purpose hall, the warrior mausoleum, a library, offices, open courtyard and the minaret.

The prayer hall is sheltered by a folded-plate roof in the shape of "semi-opened umbrella" with 18 pleats radiating from the centre. Its minaret is in the shape of "closed umbrella" stands at 72 metres from the ground. This umbrella design gives the mosque a unique contrast to other onion shape domes and minaret in the buildings within its vicinity.

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mansionion
Apr 04, 2011

National Mosque - Masjid Negara

The 16-pointed start which works as its roof can be seen from many skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur. This and the 73 metre high minaret are the most obvious characteristics of this building. The building of a new national mosque as a symbol for the independent country was planned shortly after the country's independence in the late 1950s. However, Masjid Negara was not finished until 1965. The National Mosque contains a mausoleum for several national heroes, including Tun Abdul Razak. The mosque is accessible to tourists, but please respect the usual rules for visiting a mosque (proper clothing, including headscarf for women.
Some people say that the shape of the roof is a symbol for the five pillars of Islam and the states of Malaysia. However, those people also say that the roof is an 18-pointed star (which it is not) as Malaysia consists of 13 states (and never of 11 only).

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Airpunk
Jan 31, 2011

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