Jamek Mosque

Jamek Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Masjid Jamek opened its doors more than 100 years ago, making it one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur. Built in a Moorish style with iconic white domes, the mosque sits at the confluence of the Sungei Klang and Sungei Gombak rivers. The bazaar outside is also well worth a visit.
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy519 contributions
Aug 2021
According to the story, Kuala Lumpur was founded here, and this mosque mashes up history and religion. Apparently it has nothing special, but I think it’s very nice and worths the visit.
Written 19 August 2021
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baghdadlian
Montreal, Canada3,282 contributions
Feb 2020
We went to visit the Mosque and we had a beautiful experience. Women have to wear a cover up they lend you. We had a guide explain to us and we understood a lot about the religion. It was large and beautiful
Written 27 March 2020
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK5,839 contributions
Feb 2020
A picturesque mosque - walk around the outside and take pictures from all angles. There is a path along the river around the mosque. The best photos can be taken from the promenade of the Klang River and from the River of Life platform. Spectacularly lit up at night.

To go inside the building everyone must be covered up, including arms and hair for women. We read that long skirts and headscarves are provided free of charge. However, we were both given purple robes to wear - my husband as he was wearing a vest and myself (dressed in knee length shorts and tshirt) because I had to cover my hair. While wearing the robes was novel and we got some fun photographs! it was absolutely boiling to be covered up like that with a heavy hood around my face on such a hot day!!

There is a very small garden at the back of the mosque near the river, just a shame the fountains weren't active - maybe a water shortage?

Free to visit although we left a small donation. We spent maybe 10-15 minutes looking around, as there wasn't as much to see as I had expected plus I was absolutely boiling inside the heavy robe! Open to tourists between 9am and 12.30pm, then 2.30-4pm, closed Fridays.
Written 12 March 2020
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Dnaray
Aberdeen, UK837 contributions
Jan 2020
The staff were very welcoming - helping me to embrace the headscarf and we enjoyed wandering round and seeing the river of life. Staff at the mosque itself were also happy to engage and provide information.
Written 26 February 2020
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Rosario_it
Belgium1,826 contributions
Mar 2019
The Mosque is opened to visitors and you can visit it freely.
Very beautiful the domes of the Mosque.
The Mosque is large and there is also a beautiful viewpoint on the river.
Written 25 February 2020
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mariaglyk
Chania Prefecture, Greece187 contributions
Jan 2020
The mosque is big and impressive. If you happen to pass by , take a look. Otherwise don't bother going. In order to get in, ladies need to wear a robe, previously worn who knows how many times. You cannot access all areas and it can get really crowded.
Written 21 February 2020
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MarcusT007
Brighton, UK431 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Free to visit although donations are appreciated
Be respectful with clothing although long skirts and smocks are provided if you are wearing shorts and vests etc
Not a huge place, but nice to walk around, read the information and drink in the culture of Malaysia.
Located adjacent to Merdekah Square, so makes sense to combine the two visits
Written 19 February 2020
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Brent H
Pordenone, Italy448 contributions
Jan 2020
Really pretty mosque. You can walk around the outside and take pictures from all angles. There is a path along the river around the mosque.
Written 11 February 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK153,512 contributions
Feb 2020
The Jamek Mosque is one of the oldest mosques of Kuala Lumpur, but it doesn’t look like it such is the good condition of the building. The mosque is located right next to the metro station ad Merdeka Square, but despite that it’s seems to be more popular with tourists than the locals any time I’ve visited. The best part of the location is that it sits at the confluence of Gombak and Klang rivers where it provides a photogenic subject especially if the mosque is viewed from the promenade of the Klang River and from the River of Life platform. Architecturally, it’s a nice example of Indo-Islamic design of the Mughal era, mixed with the lobed arches of Mudejar. The brickwork is nicely interfacing of (mostly) red and white bricks.

I did have an encounter with the security guard one time when for some bizarre reason he insisted that no-muslims were not permitted inside the mosque, which is totally not true.
Written 1 February 2020
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Jan K
Prague, Czech Republic530 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We have visited this place in the morning. There was not much people, nice complex, interesting architecture.
Written 15 January 2020
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Jamek Mosque is open:
  • Fri - Fri 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Thu 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Sat - Thu 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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