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“beautiful and huge” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Islamic Arts Museum

Islamic Arts Museum
Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
603 2274 2020
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Ranked #2 of 201 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Large open-plan museum on four levels with an impressive collection of Islamic artifacts. The wood carvings are a consistent favorite.
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“beautiful and huge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This white, mosque style building offers several floors displaying artefacts of Islamic history across the world, and in Malaysia. One whole section has models of mosques in different parts of the world, explaining the main styles. Clothing, korans, script, and the building itself are a triumph of respect and pride. Fascinating. Even for a non-believer.

Visited August 2013
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Visit to get knowledge of Islamic Mosques around the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

It is just opposite to National Mosque, KL. Though they collect a small amount for enterance free it is worth to watch. You will have the glimpse of mosques prototypes all over the world. Top attractions will be the Qur'an in different sizes, the Islamic antiques and collection of all over the world. The place is quite and peaceful.

Visited October 2012
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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Very interesting and informative about Islam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Excellent with small display about local art, jewels and handicrafts. Very interesting collection of scale models of famous mosques and very informative about key figures and famous places in Islamic culture.
Well laid out, but unfortunately taxi driver took us to the Malaysian equivalent of Al Jazeera TV first, before he realised his mistake and returned for us!.
Foolishly I hadn't twigged that the nearest refreshments were a good 20 minute walk away at the monkey park as it was ramadan, so meeting up later with my husband who always takes longer than the rest of us in museums wasn't as straight forward as we hoped. The museum was wonderfully cool and airy in a busy city.
The rest of the park wasn't very interesting the orchid garden was a particular disappointment.

Visited July 2013
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Cairo
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“Great historical place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

The musuem offers a great selection of historical islamic crafts and ornaments. It also contains well explained charts of the historical islamic states. However it is not very well organised so you may get lost and miss a part. Finally you can buy some souvenirs from the gift shop.

Visited August 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Kuala Lampur trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

the Islamic Art Museum is an excellent place to visit. The authentic 9th and 10th century Quran manuscripts brought tears to my eyes. Every thing was laid out professionally, with too much history in there. Certinly worth while, but best of all was the restaurant down stairs. Make sure you eat there. The food was VERY TASTY. Presentation is good, very clean, but the taste is extra ordinary...

Visited August 2013
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