National Mosque of Malaysia

photo of National Mosque in KL Malaysia

The National Mosque (Masjid Negara) is located in downtown Kuala Lumpur. The Mosque was opened in 1965 and can accommodate 15,000 worshippers. Islam is the official religion of Malaysia.

photo of National Mosque in Malaysia

Even when you can’t enter the Mosque itself the surrounding grounds provide nice views.

photo of courtyard outside the Malaysian National Mosque

photo of sign showing the hours tourists can enter the mosque

Tourists can view the interior of the Mosque from 9AM to Noon (every day but Friday) and from 3 PM to 4 PM and 5:30 to 6:30 PM everyday. Those hours are not exact, it will close to entry earlier and can be closed for events. The time restrictions are for non-Muslim tourists.

photo of spire at the National Mosque

Quite a few attractions are within walking distance including: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.

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