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National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

Posted by on May 2nd, 2007
Filed Under: Kuala Lumpur, Sights

The main dome of the National Mosque is designed in the shape of an 18-point star to represent the 13 states of Malaysia and the five central Pillars of Islam, and has the appearance of a partly opened umbrella roof which symbolises the aspirations of an independent nation.

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

Have a quick look at your city map. You’ll notice that the National Mosque is right next to the architecturally fabulous old railway station, and just a short walk to the sprawling Lake Gardens and National Monument. If you have the energy, make a walking tour of it by stringing these attractions together.

Visitors are advised to observe the rules of dressing and decorum which are listed at the entrance of the National Mosque. They need to remove their shoes and must be respectably dressed. Special robes are provided if you are not appropriately attired.

By Foot or Taxi
The National Mosque is on Jl Kinabalu, opposite the old Train Station.

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