National Mosque of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The focal point of a 13 acre garden encircling the National Mosque of Malaysia is this graceful 240 foot minaret. Toward the top is a 16-point star resembling a closed umbrella. At the base is a main prayer room capable of accommodating 15,000 worshipers. Non-Muslims cannot enter this beautiful, stained-glass room but you can view it during a free tour. Masjid Negara was commissioned in the late 1950s after Malaysia secured its independence from the British Empire. The Sunni Islam mosque opened in 1965.


Masjid Negara, Jalan Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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