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Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek)

This magnificent building, located at the confluence of the city's two rivers, is Kuala Lumpur's oldest mosque and a fine example of Mughal architecture.

The Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek) dates back to the early 1900s, when it was constructed on a picturesque site in the heart of the city at the point where the Klang and Gombak rivers meet. It acted as the city's primary place of worship from 1909, when it was officially opened by the Sultan of Selangor, until the National Mosque was completed around 55 years later. Now, it's the perfect place to escape the heat and bustle of the city centre.

When you arrive, take the time to enjoy the leafy, palm-lined grounds and the North Indian-style architecture. Admire the three brilliant white domes that sit atop the mosque's great halls, and the pair of towering 27-metre red-and-white minarets. It's from these lofty structures that the muezzin's call to prayer is broadcast to the city's Muslim worshippers.

You can stroll through the elaborately decorated archways into the prayer areas, but remember to wear appropriate clothing. Legs and arms need to be covered and women must wear headscarves. Don't worry if you haven't come prepared though; suitable attire is available for visitors at the entrance.

Come at the weekend so you can visit the nearby bazaar. A riot of colour and sound, the bazaar is ideal for picking up some local food, jewellery, fabric or handicrafts. If you need more retail therapy, Little India, China Town and the Central Market are just a short walk away.

The Jamek Mosque is easy to find; it's located in the city centre, where the city's two rivers meet. The mosque is open every day, but you should avoid prayer times, especially Friday prayers and religious holidays, when the area becomes incredibly crowded. Come on foot, or via the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system which has a stop right by the mosque.


Lodging Near Jamek Mosque

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Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Hilton Kuala Lumpur

3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
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    5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

    Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of NU Sentral and Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and Lake Gardens ...

    Hilton Kuala LumpurAU$69

    Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur

    Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur

    11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Kuala Lumpur Tower, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre ...

      Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala LumpurAU$129

      Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

      Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

      12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
        5.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

        This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Petronas Twin Towers ...

        Grand Hyatt Kuala LumpurAU$157

        Citin Masjid Jamek by Compass Hospitality

        Citin Masjid Jamek by Compass Hospitality

        No. 7 Seksyen 33, Jalan Melayu, Off Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur
          3.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Golden Triangle, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Masjid India and Merdeka Square. Jamek Mosque and Central Market are also within 10 minutes. ...

          Melia Kuala Lumpur

          Melia Kuala Lumpur

          16 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            3.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

            Located in Bukit Bintang, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Low Yat Plaza and Berjaya Times Square. Jalan Alor and Changkat Bukit Bintang are also within ...

            Melia Kuala LumpurAU$65

            DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur

            DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur

            348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
              5.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

              This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Ampang Park and Royal Thai Embassy. Petronas Twin ...

              DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala LumpurAU$57

              Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur

              Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur

              13-15, Leboh Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Located in Golden Triangle, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Jamek Mosque and Central Market. Petaling Street and Merdeka Square are also within 10 minutes. ...

                Cosmo Hotel Kuala LumpurAU$32

                Hotel 1915

                Hotel 1915

                No. 49 Jalan Leboh Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Golden Triangle, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jamek Mosque, Merdeka Square and Petaling Street. Masjid India and Central Market are also ...

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