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Timings : 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Standing with the pious spirit and magnificent architecture since the 19th century, Kapitan Keling Mosque is a beautiful place of worship at the Jalan Buckingham, George Town. The largest mosque in the city, it is part of the World Heritage Site of George Town.
Built-in 1801 in Islamic architecture by the Indian Muslim traders, it sits in the neighbourhood of Tamil Muslim residents known as Chulias. A long passageway leads to Kapitan Keling Mosque, surrounded with gardens, providing tranquillity and peace of mind. The leader of the chulias community, Cauder Mohuddeen Merican is the founder of the mosque. He was called ‘Kapitan Kling’, thereby giving the mosque its name. During prayer time, non-muslims are not allowed to enter the mosque.
201, 206 and 401E bus lines stop near the mosque. The closest stations are Opp. Kapitan Keling, Kapitan Keling Mosque, and Restoran Rose Mutiara being two minutes away on foot. After getting down at the bus terminal, cross the Lebuh Chulia, Jalan Kapitan Keling Mosque, take a left. A trishaw ride from George Town is also a good option.
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