Kapitan Keling Mosque, George Town

Wander the serene grounds of Kapitan Keling Mosque to appreciate its Mhugal domes, arabesque arches, and ornate minaret. Built in 1801, the mosque was much expanded in the 1930s. Inside the airy interior you can see elegant calligraphy panes and stained-glass windows showing floral patterns. Tour guides can provide you with background information about Islam, the mosque's history, and its role in the local Indian community. Dress respectfully, ensuring that your arms and legs are covered before you enter this place of worship. Add Kapitan Keling Mosque and other attractions to your George Town trip itinerary using our George Town trip planner .
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  • You can visit the mosque and even get a guided tour (free of charge). However, it is not allowed to take pictures or enter the carpets. Photographing from the outside to the inside, however, nobody says anything... The leadership itself was good, but in part had the impression that religion was "beautifully spoken" or "convinced". You can also take flyers with you at the end. We were immediately handed the flyer "Women's Rights in Islam" and an information brochure about the hijab. In general, I am in favour of information brochures, etc., but that was a bit of 'we have to boost the reputation of our religion'. I didn't have that feeling on previous mosque visits.
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  • Beautiful mosque. The women's praying area and wudu area is at the back, would be nice if the mosque expanded the women's prayer area  more »
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  • An Iconic Mosque in the heart of Georgetown. Good management & also welcome to non muslim to visit. The will provide you proper clothing & ample of info's about the mosque
  • Being a prominent Islamic historic centre, it is part of the World Heritage Site of George Town. Strategic place with wide area. There's a mini tower in front of the mosque that you can use to see Georgetown city from the top. When I take wudhu, it's not usual get the water directly from pool 😂
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