Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, Kota Kinabalu

3.2
#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Sabah
Imposing and lavish Kota Kinabalu City Mosque seems to float on a manmade lagoon. The design takes inspiration from Nabawi Mosque, the second holiest site in Islam, with one blue and gold dome and four minarets. Take a guided tour of the building to learn more about the history and architecture of the mosque, and about Islam in general. Enjoy a pedal boat ride on the lagoon for a good view of the building from the outside. If you intend on entering the mosque, dress respectfully in clothing that covers your legs, arms, and shoulders. Respect the Islamic tradition by removing your shoes at the entrance. Plan your Kota Kinabalu City Mosque visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kota Kinabalu using our Kota Kinabalu planner .
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  • The building is impressive from the outside, we did not go inside. I am not sure how anyone takes the iconic picture with the water reflection tho. in reality, there are fences and security, getting a...  more »
  • I went to No. 1 on Tuesday afternoon. At the entrance, you will pay an admission fee of 5MRG per person and a 5MRG costume fee per person. The local people looked at the costumes appropriately from their height and dressed them in about a minute. The fabric is thick and sweaty, but every time I wear it, it seems to wash it and there is a sense of cleanliness (I put it in the laundry basket when I return the costume). There are many people who take pictures of mosques from the side of the mosque. Several locals wore dresses and tuxedos to take wedding photos. Take off your shoes and enter the mosque. Shoes are left behind, so if you are concerned, it is a good idea to bring a bag and keep it with you. There are several women at the entrance, and they kindly explain the notes (off-limits places, poses that should not be done) in English. There were many people in the back praying. In the large space in front of me, the children ran around and felt like I was in a small shrine in the countryside called in Japan. Not only is the beauty of the building, but it also admires the depth of faith of the Muslim people.
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