Attraction Jln. Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Published on: 13-11-2015
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Temple & Monument
National Mosque (Masjid Negara) is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why National Mosque (Masjid Negara) is special ?
What to explore at National Mosque (Masjid Negara)?
The 73m-high minaret is easily the mosque’s most distinguishable feature and a prominent feature of the KL skyline. Also impressive are the beautiful outdoor gardens with white marble pools and fountains. The pink-tiled roof was replaced with blue and green tiles when the mosque underwent extensive renovations in 1987.
There is a seven-point, umbrella-shaped annexe, Makam Pahlawan (Heroes’ Mausoleum), towards the back of the mosque that contains the crypt of Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia’s second prime minister, as well as other political celebrities. Fun fact: there is an underground passage that connects the National Mosque to the old railway station.
You can only enter the mosque when prayers are over and visitors must be appropriately dressed. This means that sleeveless shirts, shorts or skimpy clothing are frowned upon; however if you have come ill-prepared, robes and headscarves can be borrowed from the desk at the mosque’s entrance gate.
How to get to National Mosque (Masjid Negara)?
The easiest way to get to the National Mosque is via taxi. Per trip via taxi should set you back about RM20 from anywhere within the city center. But if you want to opt for a cheaper means of transportation, you can take the RapidKL bus (B101 and B112) and get off at the Dayabumi Complex. From the complex, you can walk to the National Mosque. If you plan to take the KTM Kommuter, just remember to stop at the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. You will need to walk towards the National Mosque.
- “Excellent Location”
- “Great and peaceful place”
- “Very Informative”
- “Biggest mosque at beautiful location”
- “Lovely spacious mosque, huge.”
Jln. Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tips for you
Just a tip. Please do dress appropriately in places of worship.
As one of Southeast Asia's largest mosques, its unique modern design embodies a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art, calligraphy and ornamentation.
Foreign tourist large in number than local visitor especially on weekend. A few of 'em convert to Islam after visit Masjid Negara. Praise to Allah ;)
We visited only the grounds of the mosque. We found it rather quirky, not much interesting and quickly moved along. There used to be specific visiting hours for non-Muslims (check one of my photos).
Huge piece of landExtremely clean and very beatiful architectural structureA great muslim valueMust see if your of islamic faithGreat marble work
In my home town I do not get to explore the Islamic religion. I really appreciated this opportunity to explore such a beautiful Mosque. However, I would have really liked to have a guide take us around and explain everything.
The National Mosque of Malaysia is located in Kuala Lumpur. It has a capacity of 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres (53,000 m2) of beautiful gardens.