Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur
Location: Kuala Lumpur
|| Jalan Lembah Perdana,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|| +603 2274 2020
|| 09:00am - 06:00pm (Daily)
Located just near to the famous Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur, the Islamic Arts Museum
is a must to visit. This museum attracts thousands and thousands of visitors due to
its splendid exhibits which present the intricate details of the Islamic art and how
we can relate them to the religion today.
The Islamic Arts Museum houses many artifacts all the way from China, Southeast Asia,
India and even the famous regions like the Middle East and Iran. All the exhibits are
safely housed in this white building of a spacious 30,000 sq meters. Do expect to see
one of the most beautiful ceiling domes in this building. Exhibitions are held from
time to time to provide education about the religion. There is also a display of
Islamic architecture featuring small scale of the world's most important mosque
such as the Prophet's mosque in Medina and the Al Haram Mosque in Mecca.
The Islamic Arts Museum is a place you should not miss if you are keen to learn of
the history and how Islam started. With all the incredible displays and exhibits,
this truly is a place to visit. Learning about the Islamic religion will not be
complete without visiting the National Mosque Kuala Lumpur. The mosque is just a
stone's throw away. Do pay a visit at the mosque while you are here. Other attractions
around this area are the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and Butterfly Park Kuala Lumpur.
The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the world's largest free flight aviary.
Do not miss the chance to watch these intelligent birds put up a show for you
in the park. The Butterfly farm is a great place not just to look at this beautiful
fragile creatures, it is also a place to learn of its metamorphosis. Another great
place to visit is the National Planetarium Kuala Lumpur. Films can be watched here
to educate you on the planets and the galaxy.
The best way to get to the Islamic Arts Museum is of course either by taxi or
by driving here. But if you want to experience taking public transport in Kuala Lumpur,
you can take the KTM Komuter and stop at the Old Railway Station and walk your way
to the museum.