Situated at the confluence of the Klang River and the Gonbak River, where Kuala Lumpur was founded, the Masjid Jamek is the oldest mosque in the city. Before 1965, it was the city’s main mosque. It was designed by British architect Arthur Benison Hubbock, who also designed the city’s former railway station. The architecture is inspired by the mosques of Mughal India, where Hubbock once worked. The most notable feature is the three onion-shaped domes. The tallest minaret rises to a height of 27m.
The Masjid Jamek is definitely worth a visit. It’s located in a quiet corner of central Kuala Lumpur, near lots of other attractions. The best time of day to visit is in the evening, as the lighting makes the mosque look especially beautiful.
Address: Jalan Tun Perak
Telephone: +60 03 2691 2829
Hours: 08:30-12:30; 14:30-16:30 Daily
Admission: No admission.