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“Historical landmark”
Review of Jamek Mosque

Jamek Mosque
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Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Orientation Tour
Ranked #36 of 273 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Bangkok, Thailand
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“Historical landmark”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Located at the confluence of Klang & Gombak Rivers, this mosque ('masjid' in Malay) is one of the oldest monuments in Kuala Lumpur. It is half way between Central Market and Merdeka Square. The architecture is part of the Indian Moghul style imported by the British. It is a definite landmark in KL.

Visited November 2012
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“Oldest in KL”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

I will take a train from KL and step down at Masjid Jamek before going to Central Market or China Town market place. A very old mosque, looked old as well but has a history attached to it. I have seen thrice but only from outside.

Visited March 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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“visiting place”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Masjid Jamek is situated, where both rivers the Sungei Klang and the Sungei Gombak meet. Right at this very place has the history of Kuala Lumpur started.
The mosque was built in 1907 and officially opened by the Sultan of Selangor on 23rd of December in 1909. The Masjid Jamek Kuala Lumpur is the oldest mosque in KL.
This is the very spot for Kuala Lumpur's history, where the early settlers of Kuala Lumpur built their shacks. In the 1850s, early miners would unload here their equipment and provisions. They would then trek up the jungle path to Ampang, where they would dig for tin.
Masjid Jamek was the main mosque of Kuala Lumpur untill The National Mosque was built in 1965 near the railway station.
It was designed by Arthur Benison Hubbock, an architectural assistant in the Public Works and Survey Department, who was intrigued and inspired by the Mogul architecture of India

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Historical view”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Masjid Jamek is a historical place of Malaysia, but now its condition is very bad, and the surrounding areas is poorly managed.

Visited July 2012
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Taichung, Taiwan
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“The historical centre of KL.”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Situated in a very central location in Kl, Masjid Jamek, is built on the original area in which KL's founders would trade tin where the two rivers meet.

It is, in my opinion easily the finest mosque in KL, and was the premier Mosque in the city before Masjid Negara opened in the 1960's. If you are an experienced traveler don't expect the grandeur of other famous Mosques from around the world. The architecture is based on a mixture of Mughal Mosques in India and also Moorish mosques with layered cream and pink bricks and onion domes and for history buffs it was designed by the British architect AB Hubbock who also had a say in the Railway Headquarters building.

Remember, its a working Mosque, not a tourist attraction so be respectful and quiet. Women will be given garments upon entry to cover up. There are many shaded places in the grounds.

I actually found it quite hard to take a good photo while in the grounds. My better shots were looking back at the Mosque from over the river.

Friday is the main day here. Come or avoid depending on your tastes. If you like to see a working mosque and many, many locals coming here Friday is the time. If you don't like to feel crowded then avoid Fridays as there will be hundreds of people coming here to pray.

Its right next to Masjid Jamek LRT Station, situated between Chinatown and Little India. Walking is pretty easy too from either of these locations.

A lot of restaurants and shops nearby depending on your tastes. Markets are also bustling in this area.

Visited June 2012
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