Jamek Mosque

Holiday Travel Guide
Jamek Mosque

Admire the domes, minarets and elaborate archways of Kuala Lumpur’s oldest mosque.

The Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek) sits at the meeting of Kuala Lumpur’s two main rivers, Sungai Klang and Sungai Gombak. This is the city’s oldest mosque, built in the early 1900s and officially opened by the Sultan of Selangor in 1909. The design of the building was inspired by the Mughal architecture of northern India. The mosque remained the city’s primary place of worship until the National Mosque opened in 1965. Today, with its surrounding palm trees and waterside location, the Jamek Mosque complex appears as an oasis of peace and quiet in the busy downtown area. Except, that is, on Fridays, when Muslims come for prayers and crowd the area.

Gaze up at the trio of white domes above the main halls as you wander around this impressive complex. You’ll notice two 88-foot (26.8 meter) high red-and-white minarets, tall slender towers from which the summons to prayer is cried by the muezzin. Admire the impressive intricate archways that open onto the prayer areas.

Avoid visiting during prayer times, and be sure to dress respectfully. Men and women should cover arms and legs, and women also need to wear a headscarf. If you don’t have appropriate attire, you can pick up a robe or coat at the entrance.

If you’re visiting on the weekend, check out the bazaar near the mosque. A variety of stalls sell everything from regional food and crafts, to jewelry and fabric. From here, it’s an easy walk to other major shopping destinations like the Central Market, China Town and Little India.

The Jamek Mosque is in the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur. Simply follow the rivers to where they meet or ask a local for directions. It’s easily accessible on foot from other destinations in the area, but there’s also a Light Rail Transit (LRT) station at the mosque, which is open daily, but it’s best not to go during Friday prayers and on major religious holidays.

Top things to do in Jamek Mosque

Top Trending Hotels Near Jamek Mosque

Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
The price is £46 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
Located in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Central Market, Merdeka Square and Mid Valley Mega Mall. Kuala Lumpur Tower and Berjaya ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)
"Room quite comfortable, reasonable price"

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2021

Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
145 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Wp Kuala Lumpur
The price is £141 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Suria KLCC Shopping Centre and KLCC Park. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Lot 10 Shopping ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (209 reviews)
Superb stay and location!
"Great stay! Very clean unit and staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Superb location, just a stone’s throw away from Suria KLCC and/ park. The only super minor downside is the pillows were either too soft or firm 😕 just a note for people to bring their own pillow if they have picky necks like ..."

Reviewed on 3 May 2021

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
The price is £87 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Petronas Twin Towers and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (999 reviews)
"Close to KLCC Suria. Polite staff and fast lift service."

Reviewed on 4 Apr 2021

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Plan a trip to see Jamek Mosque

Platinum Suites KLCC - Vale Pine Luxury Homes
One World Hotel
The Hollwood Suites at Platinum
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available trips from London to Jamek Mosque
View all trips

Popular places to visit in Jamek Mosque

Jamek Mosque

Choose two or more items and save on your trip:

Top Hotel Deals

Hotel AL Amin
Hotel AL Amin
3 out of 5
19 Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The price is £8 per night from 2 Oct to 2 Oct
Hotel AL Amin
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
The price is £46 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
145 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Wp Kuala Lumpur
The price is £141 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
The price is £87 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
InnB Park Hotel
InnB Park Hotel
3 out of 5
102-106, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
The price is £29 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
InnB Park Hotel
Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur
4 out of 5
13-15, Leboh Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Hotel A-One
Hotel A-One
2.5 out of 5
17 Jalan Medan Pasar, Kuala Lumpur
Hotel A-One
OYO 334 Everest Hotel
OYO 334 Everest Hotel
2 out of 5
23, Medan Pasar, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
OYO 334 Everest Hotel
OYO 89494 Max Star Hotel
OYO 89494 Max Star Hotel
2 out of 5
No 23 Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur
OYO 89494 Max Star Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.