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“Beautiful Historical Mosque” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kapitan Keling Mosque

Kapitan Keling Mosque
Chulia St., George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Ranked #17 of 41 Attractions in George Town
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Kota Bharu
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“Beautiful Historical Mosque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

One of Penang's most attractive heritage building. The mosque is in central location of Georgetown near Little India. It's a beautiful mosque and if you like historical building you should definitely visit. Please wear proper (not too much flesh showing) attire when visiting. Just beside the mosque there is a restaurant/stall called 'nasi kandar beratur'. Beratur means lining or queuing up in Malay. It's named that because you basically have to line up (and it's a long queue) to get the famous Indian Muslim dish. Try and experience it.

Visited May 2013
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“most attractive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The prayer caller had a beautiful voice and his call to prayer was melodious and pleasant. The building is imposing and attractive. It is set in imposing gardens and non Muslim visitors are welcome.

Visited May 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Well preserved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Noting that the building is more than a hundred years old, the Kapitan Keling Mosque is definitely a must visit if you are interested in heritage buildings. One can clearly see the influence of the Indian Muslim settlement in Penang from the architecture and religious symbolism of the building. Visitors can enjoy the tranquil and peaceful environment of the place. Tourists visiting here are advice to be cautious and observe manners when entering places of worship such as this mosque.

Visited May 2013
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“Peaceful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

A beautiful and peaceful mosque, believed to be the oldest in Penang, with a lot of history behind it. Just walking around it was a calming experience.

Visited April 2013
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“cool building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

definitely check out this unique addition to the georgetown skyline. it's one of the more striking buildings in the georgetown area, beautifully designed

Visited March 2013
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