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Islamic Arts Museum

Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
603 2274 2020
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As featured in 3 days in Kuala Lumpur
Ranked #2 of 113 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Large open-plan museum on four levels with an impressive collection of Islamic artifacts. The wood carvings are a consistent favorite.
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Doha, Qatar
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

it's a very good museum and pretty spacious but I, personally, have seen better. Cannot tell if it's a must-visit or not but it contains some nice artifacts, worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The islamic arts museum when u hear the name u feel its only for muslims. But the truth is its a great place for everyone. They have old beautiful antiques all over the place u will feel great. My gurantee. If ur intrested in these stuff ull lov it.. :P

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It is hard to get around to the places in the Lakes Park and taxis take advantage of you returning to your hotel from the museum. We enjoyed the displays of Korans, the textiles, miniatures of mosques, and weapons. The size is medium compared to very large museums and cost 14 RMS per person. We also ate lunch in the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Exhibits were just beautiful - saw a page from a 7th century Quran - probably one of the oldest in the world !! A must see when in KL.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

That's a good place to know more about Islamic culture and malaysia. Also, three min walk to national mosque.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

WOW, WOW and WOW. It was absolutely amazing. Not only were so many of the pieces just unbelievably beautiful, there was also so much information and so much to learn about Islamic arts that I had never heard of before. It was definitely interesting to see the Chinese Islamic calligraphy! The little models of many of the major mosques around... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

clean and spacious. did not able to stay for long time because we went there with a guide who was leading a group of people.

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Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nice and interesting museum. Lots of effects and good and explaining texts at the displays. Nice a helpfull staff. Be aware that the cafe closes quite early.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Was expecting to see beautiful, historical Islamic art. Clay pots generally look the same to me and although some hand written quorans were beautiful once you've seen one you've seen them all. Not really worth a visit unless you're desperate for air con...

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Clean, uncrowded and cool allowing us to browse around the exhibits unhurriedly. Directions to the actul building could be better.

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