The National Mosque of Malaysia, otherwise known as Masjid Negara, is recognised as an important symbol of Islam in Malaysia. Built in 1965 on the site of a church, practitioners of Islam have been coming to this mosque to conduct their daily prayers for decades up until today.

Spanning across 13 acres of land, the National Mosque can accommodate up to 15,000 people and is surrounded by lush greenery.

Outside the compound, you’ll find many reflecting pools and fountains. Situated just a kilometer away from the Lake Gardens, this mosque is yet another beautiful attraction for visitors to explore.

Marvel at the 73m-high marinet, an iconic figure among the KL skyline and the 16-point concrete dome, both of which was inspired by a folded and open umbrella. Stand inside the beautifully decorated main prayer hall, with Quran verses engraved onto aluminium panels on the walls.

Towards the back of the mosque, you’ll find Makam Pahlawan, which contains the crypt of Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia’s second prime minister, along with several other political leaders.

Before you come here, take note of visiting hours which are limited to after prayer times and visitors must be properly dressed. Sleeveless tops, shorts, slippers, or skimpy clothing are not allowed, however robes and headscarves can be borrowed from the front desk at the entrance.

Address: Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
Waze: National Mosque / Masjid Negara

Visiting Hours: 9am – 12pm, 3pm – 4pm, 5.30pm – 6.30pm (Sat – Thurs),
3pm – 4pm, 5.30pm – 6.30pm  (Fri)

Entrance Fee: Free

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Vincent Wong

Vincent Wong is an aspiring writer cum photographer and traveller, who loves diving head first into culture and exploring the wonders of the world. Like any Malaysian, Vincent loves food and is always on the hunt for the next best meal. After having spent several years away from Malaysia, this young man realised the uniqueness of his home country and aims to tell the stories of Malaysia and all it has to offer.
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