Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek)

Not the biggest, but still the best

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What we say: 4 stars

Officially opened by the Sultan of Selangor in 1909, but designed by a (Christian) Englishman, this is without doubt the most attractive mosque in KL.

No other mosque built since has come close to matching the charm and beauty of Masjid Jamek. The location too, at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers, could hardly be bettered.

The style of architecture, like much of KL's colonial heritage from the turn of the 20th century, is neither British nor Malay, but a hybrid which developed in India, known as Indo-Saracenic.

Masjid Jamek is open to non-Muslims outside prayer times, but as with other mosques, a strict dress code applies.

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Jalan Tun Perak, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur
Last updated: 20th February, 2012

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