The Masjid Negara (National Mosque) is an architectural tribute to Islam, the official religion of Malaysia.
The Masjid Negara can accommodate up to 15,000 worshippers during prayers.
The key features of the Masjid Negara are a 73-metre-high minaret and a 16-pointed star concrete main roof.
The umbrella, synonymous with the tropics, is featured conspicuously – the main roof is reminiscent of an open umbrella, the minaret’s cap a folded one.
Situated on 13 acres, the mosque houses a central courtyard measuring 153 sq feet and a tower with over 245 steps.
Accommodating up to 15,000 worshippers during prayers, the mosque houses a library, offices and a mausoleum for the nation’s heroes.
Masjid Negara was initially designed by the Public Works Department and was restored and upgraded in 2003 through the generous donation of Albukhary Foundation.
The folded plates of the concrete main roof are a creative solution to achieving the larger spans required in the main gathering hall. Reflecting pools and fountains spread throughout the compound.
How to go to Masjid Negara
Nearby the Masjid Negara is the Kuala Lumpur KTM station that is served by the KTM Komuter.
KTM Komuter: Take the KTM Komuter and stop at the Kuala Lumpur KTM station. Masjid Negara is just short walk from the KTM station.
Kelana Jaya line LRT: Take the LRT and stop at the Pasar Seni LRT station. Masjid Negard is just about 2km walk from the LRT station.
The nearest tourist attractions are Chinatown and Dataran Merdeka. See Google Map.
Pictures of Masjid Negara and surroundings
Here are some pictures of the Masjid Negara and its surrounding areas.
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