Built in 1909, this is the oldest mosque in the city. The mosque sits at the meeting point of the Klang and Gombak rivers, which is also the birthplace of Kuala Lumpur.
It’s architecture is inspired by Mogul influences of northern India, and it was officially declared as the National Mosque in 1965.
Today, there is a new National Mosque not far away, but this mosque remains important due to its strategic location in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Its central location to shopping, food and business area makes it a must stop, to experience the unique cultural heritage that Kuala Lumpur has to offer.
If entering the mosque, make sure to be decently dressed as this is an area of worship.
How to get there
Light Rapid Transit (LRT)
Hop on the lrt and stop at Masjid Jamek station. The mosque is just round the corner.
There are various types of accomodation to suit every budget in Kuala Lumpur.