During your visit to Malaysia’s vibrant capital of Kuala Lumpur, a visit to the National Mosque is a must-include feature of your travel itinerary. Soak up the spiritual elements of this splendid Southeast Asian city from a quality Kuala Lumpur service apartment situated in the centre of the city, and afford easy access to many of KL’s prominent attractions. Perhaps consider the elegant trappings of a luxury hotel apartment Kuala Lumpur has to offer at the Marc Service Suites Kuala Lumpur. Epitomizing grandeur and typifying elegance is the national mosque of Malaysia, known as the Federal Territory Mosque, or the Masjid Wilayah. Constructed between 1998 and 2000, it occupies an impressive site spanning five hectares on Jalan Duta. Of an immense size, this magnificent spiritual centre can accommodate up to 17,000 devotees at any one time. This stunning structure presents an imposing sight on the city’s landscape, and can be seen for miles around. Visitors will marvel at the magnificent gateway entrance, soaring twenty-eight metres and is a true masterpiece of white marble, decorated with intricate calligraphy from the Qu’ran out of malachite. It also features exquisite carvings of the tree of life set with jasper, agate, and bloodstone. Within the mosque, visitors will come across a scintillating mihrab prayer wall that has been inlaid with semi-precious stones upon a marble floral arabesque. Visitors are cautioned to call ahead and find out the exact visiting hours, as entry will be denied during prayer times. In addition, robes will be provided for those deemed inappropriately attired, although this can be avoided by dressing to cover the body entirely, with the addition of head scarves for women.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.