National Mosque Of Malaysia Overview

The majestic, National Mosque of Malaysia is also referred to as the Masjid Negara. Built in 1965, it was constructed to mark the celebration of the Malaysia’s independence. Being, one of the South East Asia’s largest mosque, it can accommodate about 15,000 people. The key features of the mosque include a 73-metre-high minaret and a 16-pointed star concrete main roof. Even Non Muslims are welcomed to visit this beauty outside of the prayer time. 

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia has been a tourist destination for ages. With its amusing skyscrapers, a  calming ambiance and exquisite lifestyle, you are sure to have a splendid time. Apart from the hustling nightlife and partying, Kuala Lumpur doesn't fall back when it comes to iconic religious attractions that will restore your faith in the almighty. One such exquisite iconic structure is the National Mosque of Malaysia. Reputed for being one of the highest and most distinct skyscrapers standing tall in the Kuala Lumpur night sky, this iconic landmark with its staggering history and immensely impressive construction has been on the list of must visit locations in Kuala Lumpur.

 Explore the 73 metres long minaret, with a 16 star pointed main roof which represents all the states of Malaysia and marvel at the unique construction. Dating back to the 1950s, this mosque masks the Independence of Malaysia and hence goes down as the most pre-processing structure to visit.This enormous mosque can accommodate 15000 people at once and also opens its door to Non-muslims. If you are visiting Kuala Lumpur, then make sure to explore this fine complex and dive deeper into the impressive history of Kuala Lumpur and their iconic independence from Singapore and British rule.

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• Visit this extraordinary religious location and get insightful information about Malaysia's past and its staggering independence from the Government of Britain.
• Discover the outstanding minaret and walk through the courtyards of this mosque.
• Marvel at the distinct 73 metres high minaret with a pristine 16 pointed star main concrete.
• Discover the epic history of this mosque and its design as well as construction dating back to the 1960s.
• Offer a soulful evening prayer and walk through the 16 star pointed concrete representing the different states of Malaysia.
• Observe the glorious Masjid Negra at night which stands unique and distinct amidst the lavish Kuala Lumpur night skyline.
• Observe the most marvellous intricate art and design, unique sculpture and astonishing outline like no other. This religious attraction plays a significant role in Malaysia’s history and its enormous structure which can fit 15000 people at once attracts a humongous crowd during Ramadan time.

How To Reach

The national mosque is located at a walkable distance from Kuala Lumpur railway station. Tourists can reach the location by taking a taxi/cab or bus route via the Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin to Kuala Lumpur railway station and spot the national mosque of Malaysia easily from here.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit this attraction is during the evening hours. The prayer held at this mosque is extremely soul rejuvenating and a must watch. Witness the most exquisite prayers from 5.30 pm to 7 pm. Don't forget to explore the iconic sculptures and walk through the courtyards as well. 

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Places to Visit near National Mosque of Malaysia

- Petronas Twin Tower - Known for being the tallest skyscraper across the city of Kuala Lumpur, this 88 stored lavish building stands unique in the night sky. From the top of the building, you can witness a 360 degree panoramic view of the entire Malaysian city, a sight that will remain etched in your memory forever. Don't forget to walk through the impressive sky bridge at the 41st floor and marvel at the unique cityscape.

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- Sunway Lagoon Theme Park - A vibrant theme park with extraordinary rides, attractions and activities makes Sunway Lagoon one of the finest. This amendment park features five different zones with gripping rides not for the faint hearted. Try out the magnificent turbulence rides at the waterpark and experience gravity free fall experience at the theme park. This park also features adrenaline pumping bungee jumping and slingshot rides which are perfect for thrill seekers.

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- Aquaria KLCC - Rated as the largest aquarium with over 50,000 marine animals ranging from the vibrant corals of pacific to stingrays from Maldives, a visit to the Aquaria KLCC is a top notch edutainment excursion. Observe the most majestic tiger sharks, stingrays, enormous turtles, octopuses and jelly fishes in the gigantic aquariums. The park also features a diving performance with sharks which is a must watch.

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- KL Tower - The pride of Malaysia, the beautiful KL tower which stands at a height of 431 metres features an extraordinary panoramic view of Malaysia from up above. This tower has a plethora of lavish restaurants offering exquisite dining services. Feast upon sumptuous snacks whilst admiring the majestic skyline from such great heights. From the observation deck, click enthralling pictures of Malaysian cityscape and make splendid memories.

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Restaurants near National Mosque of Malaysia

- Colonial Cafe - Dating back to colonial times, this majestic cafe with its aesthetic interiors, primitive ambiance and a distinct colonial ambiance will make your feast session even more fantastic. Explore the majestic story and staggering interior while ordering for British teas and amusing snacks with a touch of authentic Malaysian taste. Colonial cafe is the perfect way to soak up in the pre-independence time of Malaysia and is the perfect escapade on a vacation.

- The Tea Lounge - Great food, quick services and mouth-watering menu, makes Tea Lounge a perfect location to indulge a dining affair. This cafe has minimalist interiors and a perfect colonial ambiance. Being a part of the extraordinary Hotel Majestic, this restaurant has maintained its legacy of serving the perfect Britain delights like no other.

- Nasi Lemak Tanglin - Authentic Malaysian cuisine, made with sweet spices and sauces, makes Nasi lemak a crowded shop all times during the year for serving sumptuous and finger-licking good food. Their best seller is the ‘fast rice’, served with sour cream and delicious meat. You can always have second rounds of this sumptuous delight.

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Tips to Visit National Mosque of Malaysia

  1. International tourists are required to carry their identification, passports and visas during all times of visit.
  2. Women are advised to cover their shoulders and dress appropriately when inside the Mosque. Women are not allowed to wear short clothes inside the mosque. 
  3. Tourists can hire robes and sarongs from the mosque.
  4. Tourists are advised to behave appropriately and pay their respect and religious offerings.
  5. Tourists are advised to be respectful towards other people and obey the laws regarding this Islamic religious landmark.
  6. Outside food and beverages are not allowed inside the mosque. 
  7. Tourists are advised to wear clean socks or stockings and remove their shoes before entering into the main prayer hall/minaret.

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