Thursday, September 30, 2010

Masjid Negara - The National Mosque

Masjid Negara is the National Mosque of Malaysia located in Kuala Lumpur. The most striking features of the Mosque are the 73 meter high minaret and the 18 point blue green star roof.

The mosque was built in 1965 on top of what used to be a church, the Venning Road Brethren Gospel Hall, which had been there since 1922 when Malaysia was part of the British Empire.

When I went to visit the mosque was closed to non muslims.

Across from the mosque was an old train station that I believe isn't being used anymore.

A young couple sells art by the mosque.

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