Captain Keling Mosque in Penang

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Captain Keling Mosque

Kapitan Keling Mosque is an architectural monument and a functioning central mosque. This is one of the most beautiful mosques in the city, in architecture a little reminiscent of the Taj Mahal in India. This magnificent building was erected in the early XIX century by Muslims-immigrants from India, and has nothing to do with any British or Portuguese captain. The term Kapitan here implies the head of the Muslim community. The mosque is accessible to tourists at any time when there are no prayers, and outside you can inspect it at any time, in the evening it is very beautifully illuminated. At the entrance to the mosque, tourists must wear capes (issued free of charge).

🕐 Working hours: Sunday-Thursday from 13:00 to 17:00, Friday from 15:00 to 17:00.

💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

🚶   How to get there: the mosque is located in the Old Town of Georgetown (Captain Keling Mosque on the map). You can get there on the free MPPP CAT tourist bus to stop number 15, then a little on foot. Also city buses #№301, 302, 303, 401.

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