Jamek Mosque
3:00 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
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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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  • MD. EKRAMUL HAQUE
    Dhaka City, Bangladesh553 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Mosque 🕌 of Truly Asia
    Very impressive and beautiful. A mosque 🕌 with The Masjid Jamek, also known as Jamek Mosque, is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It's located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers in the city center. The mosque is known for its beautiful Moorish architecture and historical significance. Visitors can explore its stunning design and serene surroundings.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 2, 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar19,225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad
    Also called Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque. Located at the end of Merdeka Square after The River of Life. Such a nice place. You can perform pray or just visit. Many people to escort. Proper dress will be given near the entrance if needed.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 27, 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,395 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic Mosque
    Poor timing on our part, arriving during prayers and had to be content with exterior views, the gardens also locked. The mosque was designed by a British soldier/architect, Arthur Hubback, and opened in 1909, being the principal mosque in KL until the opening of the National Mosque in 1965. Beautiful architecture with influences of Indo-Saracenic and Indian Muslim Mughal. Materials is primarily white marble with ornamented with detailed carvings and mosaics. The dome and minarets are eyecatching features. The building is located at the confluence of Klang and Gombak rivers, the site where the British flag was first raised in 1874.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 3, 2024
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B T
London, UK1,174 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The mosque itself looks pretty from the outside, but it is not worth going in. It is small, there is not much to see and they make you connect to the wifi and sign in online when you visit. Opening times online are not correct, as of Aug 2022 it is open 10-12:30 then 14:30-16 everyday apart from Friday.
Written August 15, 2022
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R Mughal
Sydney, Australia119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
If you are visiting Kuala Lumpur, then don’t miss the opportunity of touring one of its gems from a bygone era. You’ll be taken by its beauty.
Masjid Jamek, officially known as Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque is the oldest standing mosque in Kuala Lumpur dating back to 1900s. Built at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers, it’s only a couple of stops on LRT from the Sentral Station.
The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, a renowned British architect, and completed in 1909 during the Colonial time. The foundations stone was laid in 1908 by Alauddin Sulaiman Shah, the Sultan of Selangor at that time.
The Indian Mosque, a few metres away, dating before Masjid Jamek, was originally built as a wooden structure in 1863. Masjid India was demolished in 1963 and replaced by the current three storey building
Masjid Jamek’s architecture has Moorish and Mughal influences.The minbar, the wooden structure from where the imam delivers his sermon, dates back to the time of construction. So do the Mughal influenced doors, the dome, two main minarets, red brick and marble features. The mosque’s original open-air forecourt has since been covered.
Across from the mosque is the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, also designed by Hubback in a similar style. It was completed in the late 1897 and currently houses government offices. It’s only a short walk from the mosque and worthy of visiting.
Visitors to the mosque are welcome for guided tours. Just avoid the noon and evening prayer times. A small donation to the mosque is very welcome. You can grab a bottle of water here for next to nothing.
There’s a wide choice of food around the mosque. The guides will gladly direct you to many food venues nearby. Opposite the LRT station you’ll find food carts serving local dishes and snacks. This is where most local workers converge. So you can be assured of a good deal. There are also many Indian and Malay restaurants, cafes/coffee houses around the Masjid.
Written March 31, 2023
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK2,599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A well worthwhile trip to a place of worship where we were greeted by a friendly Muslim man, who told us a little bit about the mosque and their religion. It was interesting as we hadn’t really any idea about it so it was nice to hear information from someone so dedicated. The mosque itself is free entry for tourists, but of course remember to abide by the dress code (males and females) but they can give you robes if you forget. Also remember opening times due to the prayers. Overall would absolutely recommend coming here!
Written May 20, 2023
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Poor timing on our part, arriving during prayers and had to be content with exterior views, the gardens also locked. The mosque was designed by a British soldier/architect, Arthur Hubback, and opened in 1909, being the principal mosque in KL until the opening of the National Mosque in 1965. Beautiful architecture with influences of Indo-Saracenic and Indian Muslim Mughal. Materials is primarily white marble with ornamented with detailed carvings and mosaics. The dome and minarets are eyecatching features. The building is located at the confluence of Klang and Gombak rivers, the site where the British flag was first raised in 1874.
Written April 3, 2024
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MD. EKRAMUL HAQUE
Dhaka City, Bangladesh553 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Very impressive and beautiful. A mosque 🕌 with The Masjid Jamek, also known as Jamek Mosque, is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It's located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers in the city center. The mosque is known for its beautiful Moorish architecture and historical significance. Visitors can explore its stunning design and serene surroundings.
Written September 2, 2023
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar19,225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Also called Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque. Located at the end of Merdeka Square after The River of Life. Such a nice place. You can perform pray or just visit. Many people to escort. Proper dress will be given near the entrance if needed.
Written September 27, 2023
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3Bud1
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
One of old Masjid (Moslem Pray Place) in Kuala Lumpur.
Genuine place in Mileniel Building.
Visitor (non Moslem) allow to come in polite dress is mandatory.
Written January 12, 2020
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gcp5
New Delhi, India30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015
My hotel is almost a walking distance from this place and I used to take metro/monorail from Masjid Jamek station, It is not in my tourist attraction list, but I saw it from station and from rail, when ever I pass from this station. It looks nice from the distance, as I haven't visited this place so I cant tell exact how it looks from close, but as far as from the distance and from above the road level slightly height from station it looks really nice and one can even take pictures from the station staircase.
Written January 13, 2016
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Foad Niestat
Tehran, Iran2,695 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
one of the famous place in Kuala lumpur, do not enter with shorts, they wont be happy at all, to not enter to the places which they are pray with shoes.
Written April 27, 2016
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J T
Manila, Philippines517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
I'm a fan of Moorish architecture and this mosque situated on the confluence of 2 rivers (Kelang and Gombak) captivated my sight.

It is known as the "Friday Mosque" , built in 1907 (designed by Arthur Benison Hubback) and two years later, it was officially opened by the Sultan of Selangor Sir Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah.

It has 3 domes and 2 minarets and red/white stripes that make this sacred building looks very nice. It also has an extended prayer hall as the volume of worshipers increases. It is also conveniently located near train station (Kelana Jaya or Ampang line LRT's).

If you are visiting the site, observe proper dress code, respect.
Written June 4, 2015
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