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Kapitan Keling Mosque

Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the temples at George Town main street are a must visit. I mean, this is what the city's downtown is known for and got the UNESCO recognition. So there is no way you miss this beautiful and elegant mosque. It's open to visitors at...More

Thank draghignazzo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture and garden. I like this quiet place. If you go during praying you can't probably enter the inside of the mosque but otherwise you can but have to dress modestly and for ladies long skirt or pants and probably a head piece (you...More

Thank Zohreh S
Reviewed 15 September 2017

It was initially a small mosque used by the Indian Muslim troops of the East India Company. Then it expanded as many of them became traders. It was named Kapitan Keling - after the head of the India community - Kapitan means head and the...More

Thank VisitingRotarian
Reviewed 4 September 2017

They made us so welcome and provided headscarfs for us ladies . A young girl showed us around and sang to us from some chapters of the koran .and translated it into english . We have never been inside a mosque before and enjoyed our...More

Thank susan f
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

In contrast with many other parts of South-East Asia, Malaysia is not a country which has a wealth of ancient temples and monuments. What it does have is a range of colonial-era architecture and the Kapitan Keling Mosque is a splendid example. Though only dating...More

Thank Bart F
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Today we went to visit information centre of mosque. Never been in one before. Was invited to tour around inside edge. Was very interesting. Guide was extremely informative and the mosque architecture stunning. Thoroughly enjoyed visit

Thank 81Jay
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The main why i always go in such places is the inner peace you can find at temples and mosques. Also the story why and when it was build inspiress! We went until the entrance because we don't know how it works with taking your...More

Thank Paul v
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This was a beautiful building although closed when I walked by! It was well looked after and the grounds were well designed!!!

Thank Hailsk2411
Reviewed 18 July 2017

My son & I visited this Mosque and we were pleasantly surprised. The building is amazing and it is stunning inside and well maintained. We were given a tour by a nice Lady, who showed us the Koran and gave us a brief overview before...More

Thank vykye2000
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Visited Georgetown Penang and had already listed the popular attractions to visit when in Georgetown. Kapitan Keling Mosque is at a walking distance from Armenian Street/Little India. Although I didn't go inside the Mosque, it was very beautiful and soothing taking pics near the Mosque....More

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