Masjid Jamek Kuala Lumpur
Location: Kuala Lumpur
|| Jalan Melayu/India,
50350 Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
Masjid Jamek is located in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and is the oldest mosque
standing in that very state. It is situated at the confluence of Klang River and Gombak River.
Its exact location is at Jalan Melayu/India.
Masjid Jamek is known as the Friday Mosque. The mosque was built in the year of 1907
but was officially opened by the Sultan of Selangor two years later. One interesting
fact about the mosque besides being the oldest one in town is that it was built on
the first Malay Burial Ground in Kuala Lumpur. The architecture of the mosque is a
combination of Moorish, Islam and Magul. It was designed by the architectural assistant
of the Public Work and Survey Department, with the name of Arthur Benison Hubbock.
The mosque provides a sense of tranquility and serenity as there are pal trees around,
not to mention the nearby rivers.
There are a total of three domes surrounding the prayer hall. The central dome is as high
as 70 ft and is defined by two other lower domes and there are two high minarets in red and
white stripes at the corners which measured around 88 ft tall. The mosque is always packed
with devotees and also tourists. This is definitely a must visit place to appreciate the
ancient architecture with a combination design of different cultures. It may not be
something special to Muslims but for all other religions, this is indeed a place
worth a visit.
There are a few nearby tourist attractions such as the Central Market, China Town and
Little India. What makes it best is that they are all in walking distance. Not only you
can save the cab fees, but also you can experience the hospitality of Malaysians and
enjoy the beautiful surrounding.
To get to the mosque, firstly, you need to take the KL-Monorail to Hang Tuah Station.
There, transfer to the Star LRT and you will reach the Masjid Jamek Station which situated
a stone's away from the mosque.