Masjid Negara, National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

The Only Introduction is of Mosque

Masjid Negara which is the National Mosque of Malaysia is situated in Kuala Lumpur. It was constructed in 1965 in place of a church and it is resting in the centre of landscaped gardens spreading over an area of 5.2 hectares. It is designed by a team of three architects called Howard Ashley, Baharuddin Kasim and Hisham Albarki. It is one of the largest mosques in South Asia with a capacity of holding up to 15,000 people at a time. It is frequented by visitors from all across the globe and special robes are lent here in respect of wearing proper attire inside this mosque.

Treat Yourself by the Specialty of ‘Masjid Negara’

This mosque holds its importance and speciality because of the fact that it has a very out of the ordinary art of architecture used with a large central sixteen pointed star umbrella shaped dome and a 73 meter high minaret that stands against the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. The umbrella star dome has cladding of blue and green tiles that can be visibly seen from a distance due to its bright aqua colour. This dome’s design is the part of construction strategy that allows covering maximum area underneath it for the prayer hall. The minaret is in white colour with a closed umbrella like dome crown. To talk about its interior, it is even more majestic where you will find Islamic calligraphic art and chandeliers with light filtering through blue glass windows. The courtyard of this mosque is covered with numerous small bluish green domes. It has also various fountains adding more to the beauty of this worthwhile destination.

Masjid Negara

Nearby Places of ‘Masjid Negara’

  • Museum Kenesian Islam can be found near this place where you can enjoy an exhibit of Islamic art.
  • Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is also near it and can be helpful for people who prefer travel within the city by train.
  • National Planetarium is also in its surrounds nestled on a hill top that will lure you for sure.
  • The Heritage Station Hotel is also near it that is next to the Railway Station.

TripAdvisor and Physical Tourists

Sarahdd0201, a Top Contributor analyzed the Mosque as just, “They provide appropriate clothes for you to wear so you can have a look around the Mosque, which is quite an impressive place to look around. However, you aren’t allowed to use the toilets unless you are Muslim.”

Christmate 11, a Top Contributor analyzed the Mosque as just, “Masjid Negara can hold as many as 15,000 worshippers. It is an imposing modern building, whose cupola reminds of an open umbrella whereas the minaret symbolizes a folded umbrella.”

Asemktb, a Senior Reviewer analyzed the Mosque as just, “I have been there many times and I pray there you can go by use tunnel from pasar seni LRT for non Muslim women cover your hair with scarf to enter there.”

Let My Virtual Experience Go

As I was exploring different tourist sites in the destination rich city of Kuala Lumpur, I came across this mosque. Its site was so gripping due to its beauty that it made be virtually visit it. I was also curious to explore it as it’s the National Mosque of Malaysia and knew that it has definitely something special to offer.

Its aerial view was an eye-popper for me and its visit was yet more spell casting. I really like its design and architecture specially the blue dome with a striking colour and landscaping done around it. Here beauty can be seen at its zenith.

Masjid Negara in my opinion should be a place you visit and you will also, like me want to go there more than once. Reading this right now in Kuala Lumpur ? What are waiting you for? An utterly amazing place is waiting for you.

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