National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

Attraction Jln. Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
06:30 AM - 01:00 PM
07:00 AM
08:00 AM
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Kids
Free
Architecture
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Masjid Negara is large mosque in the city of Kuala Lumpur. The mosque is now deemed as an important symbol of the Islamic country of Malaysia.

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Why National Mosque (Masjid Negara) is special ?

Masjid Negara, Malaysia’s National Mosque, is the nationwide symbol of Islam. Comprising a main prayer hall with 48 smaller domes around it, it is set to the northwest of the old railway station, a couple of hundred metres towards the end of Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin.
Spread across 13 acres, the National Mosque is able to accommodate up to 15,000 people and is reminiscent of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, featuring abstract shapes and geometric lattice incorporated into its roofing and ironworks. The Grand Hall is undoubtedly the most intricate part of the mosque with verses from the Koran decorating the walls. 

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.


Source: http://www.kuala-lumpur.ws/

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.


Source: http://kuala-lumpur.attractionsinmalaysia.com/

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  • “Great and peaceful place”
  • “Very Informative”
  • “Biggest mosque at beautiful location”
  • “Lovely spacious mosque, huge.”
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Total travel distance
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  • The mosque is diagonally across from Kuala Lumpur railway station and there is an underground walkway that goes underneath Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin.
    Transportation
  • Robes and headscarves can be borrowed at the entrance; there is a separate entrance for women.
    Things to do
  • The grounds around the mosque are very impressive with beautifully manicured gardens, fountains and reflecting ponds.
    What to see
  • Non-Muslims are welcome to visit outside prayer times.
    Experience
  • You must remove your shoes and if not properly attired women will be lent a robe and headscarf.
    What to wear
  • The National Mosque is situated just a kilometer away from the popular Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur.
    Things nearby

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Just a tip. Please do dress appropriately in places of worship.

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As one of Southeast Asia's largest mosques, its unique modern design embodies a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art, calligraphy and ornamentation.

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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 ;)

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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).

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Huge piece of landExtremely clean and very beatiful architectural structureA great muslim valueMust see if your of islamic faithGreat marble work

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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.

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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.

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