Kapitan Keling Mosque
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  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar19,225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Masjid
    Kapitan Keling Masjid is one of the biggest mosques in George Town city, Penang. Built in 19th century by Indian Muslim traders in George Town. Great architectural design.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,603 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly guide to Islam
    This is Penang's first and still major mosque. Right at downtown George Town, it is a encompassing building. There is free guided tour for visitors and guides are warm and welcoming. The ten-minute tour is informative about the five daily prayers and how it is performed. How the mosque greets tourists is the perfect illustration of inclusiveness.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 January 2024
  • LilyL
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful mosque worth a visit
    We stopped at this mosque and were offered a free guided tour by a lovely member of staff who worked/volunteered there. The tour lasted approx 15 minutes and was very insightful. They provide appropriate attire for tourists to wear during the visit. The mosque was beautiful and I learnt alot. I highly recommend visiting if you are in the area.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 January 2024
  • MarkP4
    Adelaide, Australia225 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not really worth actually visiting
    Visiting times are confusing. There was a sign posted with them but when I arrived I was told it was prayer time and I should come back later. After coming back later I found two groups getting the tour so I looked around for a bit. There is not much you can see of the inside that you can't see from the outside so unlike a Turkish mosque I would say it wasn't as interesting or inviting to a non Muslim.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 March 2024
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MarkP4
Adelaide, Australia225 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Visiting times are confusing. There was a sign posted with them but when I arrived I was told it was prayer time and I should come back later. After coming back later I found two groups getting the tour so I looked around for a bit. There is not much you can see of the inside that you can't see from the outside so unlike a Turkish mosque I would say it wasn't as interesting or inviting to a non Muslim.
Written 20 March 2024
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful Mosque building near Little India. We didn't go in, but lots of beautiful structures from the outside. Traffic is heavy around this area
Written 29 February 2024
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LilyL
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We stopped at this mosque and were offered a free guided tour by a lovely member of staff who worked/volunteered there. The tour lasted approx 15 minutes and was very insightful. They provide appropriate attire for tourists to wear during the visit. The mosque was beautiful and I learnt alot. I highly recommend visiting if you are in the area.
Written 25 January 2024
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,603 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This is Penang's first and still major mosque. Right at downtown George Town, it is a encompassing building. There is free guided tour for visitors and guides are warm and welcoming. The ten-minute tour is informative about the five daily prayers and how it is performed. How the mosque greets tourists is the perfect illustration of inclusiveness.
Written 19 January 2024
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar19,225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Kapitan Keling Masjid is one of the biggest mosques in George Town city, Penang. Built in 19th century by Indian Muslim traders in George Town. Great architectural design.
Written 21 September 2023
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lbyrne99
Dublin, Ireland351 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This was interesting . A good insight into the Muslim religion . The tour was good and the guide was passionate . Cover ups provided
Written 5 July 2023
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Ashfield531
Ringwood, UK1,221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
An impressive building and in Penang you get a real feel for a multi-cultural society where all religions are tolerated and supported.
Written 2 May 2023
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Gert
Hannover, Germany40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The Mosque itself is - sorry if this may sound impropriete - someway cool. It is build in a surprising clear style, mainly in white. So it is worth to skip your short trousers into a jeans or so. Ladies will do normally fine with a shwal around neck and head, but otherwise they provide something like a cape.
If you got the chance to participate on a short guided tour, do it ! We were guided by a wonderful lady from india (with a great vioce when reciting examples from the quran).

Not to far away, you will find Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple - a nice contrast and also realy worth a visit
Written 24 February 2023
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland7,084 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
A visitor's centre is open in a separate building in the vast green garden. To enter the main building shoes must be left on the racks outside, locals even wash their feet in the covered water baisin on the courtyard. Toilets in mosques are usually free to use for anybody.
Written 18 February 2023
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Ha N
Lisbon, Portugal2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
We had a wonderful day with our amazing tour guide, Su Li Lee. Her knowledge of the local lives, culture and history facinated not only me, a visitor, but also my local friend. What I loved the most was the food walk from breakfast to suppers, from local market and street food to restaurants, from Chinese cuisine to Malay and Indian. We had a blast.
Written 15 December 2022
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