National Mosque

Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Located next to Kuala Lumpur’s Old Railway Station and not far from the Lake Gardens, this landmark is pretty much impossible to miss. Built in 1965 on the site of a church, this enormous mosque can accommodate up to 15,000 people. Its roof forms an 18-point star—the points representing Malaysia’s 13 states plus the five pillars of Islam. From the 74-meter-high (243-foot-high) minaret, the call to prayer rings out over the city. There are also manicured gardens and reflecting pools here that make this a tranquil space in the heart of the city.

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