Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
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Largest in South East Asia
The largest collection of Islamic art in South East Asia can be found in the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. There are four floors, spread over 30,000 square meters. Two floors are designated for permanent collections, while galleries in the other floors are for temporary exhibitions. The museum has a lovely Middle Eastern restaurant and a wonderful gift shop. Not only can you buy souvenirs and books but also actual Islamic artefacts from around the world.
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Over 7,000 Artefacts
The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia houses over 7,000 items. These include old Qur'ans and Islamic manuscripts, textiles, pottery, arms, jewelry, and models of important Islamic architecture. There's special focus on Islam in China, India, and the Malay world. It's a truly breath-taking collection (as well as home to an outstanding museum shop). This is one of my favorite places to visit in K.L.
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