National Mosque



The National Mosque of Malaysia is located in Kuala Lumpur. It has a capacity of 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres of beautiful gardens. The original structure was designed by a three-person team from the Public Works Department - UK architect Howard Ashley, and Malaysians Hisham Albakri and Baharuddin Kassim. The mosque was built in 1965 on the site of a church, the Venning Road Brethren Gospel Hall which had stood there since 1922 but appropriated by the Malaysian government. The mosque is a bold and modern approach in reinforced concrete, symbolic of the aspirations of a then newly-independent Malaysia.
Its key features are a 73-metre-high minaret and an 16-pointed star concrete main roof. The umbrella, synonymous with the tropics, is featured conspicuously - the main roof is reminiscent of an open umbrella, the minaret's cap a folded one. The folded plates of the concrete main roof is a creative solution to achieving the larger spans required in the main gathering hall. Reflecting pools and fountains spread throughout the compound.


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Admssion : Free
Tips : Robes are kindly lent to visitors who are inappropriately dressed.
 

Getting There

By Bus
Rapid KL Bus : No. B115 from Kotaraya to Jalan Parlimen
KL Hop-On-Hop-Off bus : disembark at Station No. 16 (National Mosque (Masjid negara))
Buses available at every 30 to 45 minutes interval.

By Rail
KTM Commuter Train : Disembark at the KTM Old Railway Kuala Lumpur Station (KA02) located near the National Mosque.