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Address: Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
Phone Number: 603 2274 2020
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Large open-plan museum on four levels with an impressive collection of...
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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A must to visit place for art lovers in Kuala lumpur. Located in downtown Kuala Lumpur, easy access and lots of fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

A must to visit place for art lovers in Kuala lumpur. Located in downtown Kuala Lumpur, easy access and lots of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

very educational and amazing things to see. From islamic history across the world to the Malaysian heritage. Also Islamic art and architecture. A must visit, next to the Bird park, 10 min walk.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This museum has a ton of interesting exhibits providing a wealth of knowledge on Islamic history and culture, especially in areas outside of the middle east. The museum building itself is a beautiful example of Islamic architecture, and all of the exhibits are well marked with great information. There are only a few large rooms of exhibits, but my wife... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This gift shop is worth the vist alone. Lots of history and Islamic material to look at. Very quiet, and not overwhelming with information. A must vist for anyone coming to Malaysia.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

great building and exhibit close to bird and butterfly park. many of the islamic exhibits gave a lot of insight into the success of the islamic world

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Really this collection should be on most peoples agenda when visiting Kuala Lumpur as he provides a wonderful introduction to Islamic arts and architecture. Spread over two floors there is a vast array of items to see and marvel at. There are some wonderful scale models of mosques and their various styles from all over the world and a lot... More 

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

It's not all about arts, it's more like history of Islam worldwide, especially in Asia. Big space anyway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We enjoyed a few hours wandering around the exhibits of the Islamic Arts Museum. First, the architecture of the building itself is beautiful - lots of large windows letting in natural light, an open airy floor plan, and several domes inside the building. The exhibits come from all over the world, which was a nice surprise - Turkey, Iran, China,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The building itself is gorgeous with a large blue tiled domeon the top. Getting to it is not so easy using LRT. See y review of the national mosque for directions. Spread over two large levels and 10-11 galleries covering architecture, Koran, calligraphy, arms, textile, jewellery, India, Malay, China (didn't know there were a couple of Islamic dynasties there), woodwork,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

It was well laid out with not only good descriptions of the different styles of mosque but also models. There was plenty of space so you could spend time looking.

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