7 Grand Mosques in Kuala Lumpur

Islamic Landmarks in KL

Mosques in Kuala Lumpur are breathtaking sights that also serve as places of worship for the local Muslim community, featuring unique architectural styles, expansive prayer halls, and picturesque surroundings. The majority of mosques in the city centre are inspired by Moorish, Islam and Mughal architectural styles, but you can also find plenty of modern and environmentally-friendly religious structures, most of which are accessible by train and car.

If you’re a non-Muslim visitor and want to explore these landmarks, be sure to dress appropriately (some mosque even provide veils and robes to wear for free), remove your shoes before entering and take care not to disturb those who are praying in the vicinity. Whether you’re a travelling Muslim looking to fulfil your spiritual duties or a foreign traveller who’s curious about Islamic culture, check out our guide of Islamic landmarks in Kuala Lumpur.

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    The National Mosque of Malaysia, also known as Masjid Negara, is well-regarded as the nationwide symbol of Islam. Located within the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, this blue-hued building houses a main prayer hall with 48 smaller domes, a 73-metre minaret and a 16-pointed star concrete main roof. Contemporary interpretations of traditional Islamic art and calligraphy, abstract shapes and geometric lattices are incorporated into its roofing and ironworks, while the walls of the Grand Hall are beautifully adorned with verses from the Koran. Non-Muslim visitors are only allowed to visit at certain times of the day and robes are lent to those who aren’t dressed in modest clothing. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 09:00 – 12:00, 15:00 – 16:00 & 17:30 – 18:30, Fri 15:00 – 16:00 & 17:30 – 18:30
    • Location: Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 2693 7784
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    Masjid Jamek Mosque was built in 1907, making it the oldest Islamic place of worship in Kuala Lumpur. A combination of ancient Moorish, Islam and Mughal architectural styles, it offers breathtaking photo opportunities for travellers as it also overlooks the Klang River and several KL city landmarks. Surrounding the main prayer hall are three domes, the tallest of which measures at 20 metres, flanked by two brick minarets that stand over 25 metres tall. There’s also an Islamic Experience Centre just outside the mosque, which houses a number of informative displays in English. The mosque, like the National Mosque, currently serves the local Muslim community, so wearing appropriate clothing is a must when visiting this landmark. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Sat – Thu 08:30 – 12:30 & 14:30 – 16:30
    • Location: Off Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
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    The Federal Territory Mosque Kuala Lumpur was opened to the public in 2000 and features a mix of Ottoman and Malay architectural styles. Set in the middle of a large artificial pond along Jalan Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, it’s also home to several classrooms, a children’s religious school and a main prayer hall that can accommodate up to 17,000 worshipers at a time. The mosque is a five-minute drive from landmarks such as the MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre, the National Palace and Solaris Dutamas commercial district. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily
    • Location: Jalan Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, Kompleks Kerajaan, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 6201 8791
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    The Blue Mosque Selangor (Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah) is hailed as Malaysia’s largest mosque. Its blue-and-silver dome measures at 106 metres in height and is flanked by four 140-metre-tall minarets, while its two-storey prayer hall is inscribed with various Koran verses. As it’s also one of the most visited tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, there are separate entrances for Muslims and foreign visitors. Located in Shah Alam, the Blue Mosque shares the same space as the Garden of Islamic Arts, where you can find nine galleries housing exhibits of Islamic calligraphy, paintings and sculptures. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily
    • Location: Seksyen 14, Shah Alam, Selangor
    • Tel: +603 5519 9988
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    Putra Mosque Putrajaya, or Pink Mosque, is one of the most stunning contemporary mosques in the world. Facing the scenic Putrajaya Lake, the mosque is heavily inspired by the Persian Islamic architecture of the Safavid period, with rose-tinted granite and elements derived from Malaysian, Persian and Arab-Islamic designs. One of the mosque’s design highlights is its 116-metre minaret with five tiers representing the Five Pillars of Islam. Putra Mosque is easily accessible via the ERL Transit train – disembark at the Putrajaya station and the mosque is a 10-minute taxi ride away. Alternatively, it’s a 45-minute drive from KL city centre. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 09:30 – 18:00
    • Location: Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur
    • Tel: +603 8888 5678
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    Iron Mosque Putrajaya is an innovative display of architectural wire mesh, glass-enforced concrete and polished steel. Officially called the Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, its massive prayer hall can fit up to 24,000 people at a time and offers expansive views of Putrajaya Lake. One of its most impressing features is the 13-metre-tall mihrab (prayer niche) wall inscribed with verses of the Koran. Set along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, the Iron Mosque is a 10-minute drive from Putra Mosque. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily
    • Location: Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Presint 3, Putrajaya
    • Tel: +603 8880 4300
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    Masjid Raja Fisabilillah Cyberjaya is Malaysia’s first mosque to be gven a Platinum award in the Green Building Index, using energy-efficient LED lights, natural air ventilation, rooftop solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system to cater to over 5,000 worshippers. Established in 2016, this futuristic mosque also hosts a wide range of activities, including Ramadan bazaars, marriage ceremonies and Friday markets. It’s within driving distances of other prominent mosques, such as the Iron Mosque and Putra Mosque in Putrajaya. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily
    • Location: Lot A, Persiaran Semarak Api, Cyberjaya
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