Built in 1909, Masjid Jamek (Jamek Mosque) is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River and was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, an engineer who had previously served in India.
The beautifully designed mosque of red bricks and marble resembles several mosque in Northern India. The mosque has a Moorish, Indo-Saracenic or Mughal architecture.
The mosque is located across the Gombak River stands the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a building that was designed by the same architect and shares a similar style.
The mosque was built on the first Malay burial ground in the city. Before the national mosque, Masjid Negara, was opened in 1965, Masjid Jamek served as Kuala Lumpur’s main mosque.
How to go to Masjid Jamek
Nearby the Masjid Jamek is the Masjid Jamek LRT station that is served by the Kelan Jaya Line LRT and Ampang Line LRT. The station is located between Chinatown and Dataran Merdeka are also nearby. See Google Map.