Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

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Head to Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, a celebrated cultural center in Kuala Lumpur's main tourist district. Established in 1998, this modern museum tells the story of Islam in the country, the continent, and beyond, through a range of temporary exhibits and permanent displays. With more than 7,000 artifacts from across the world, the museum's permanent collection remains the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia. Admire ancient Islamic glasswork, manuscripts, and textiles, and discover their spiritual and cultural importance in a range of audio-visual experiences. Our Kuala Lumpur sightseeing planner makes visiting Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and other Kuala Lumpur attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Place look exclusive and reasonable entrance fee. Provide information on historic islamic mosques with beautiful replica models, hand written quran during early years, coins, ceramic, calligraphy etc. 
    Place look exclusive and reasonable entrance fee. Provide information on historic islamic mosques with beautiful replica models, hand written quran during early years, coins, ceramic, calligraphy etc.  more »
  • Well organised exhibition with nice display of items and information. I have few pictures here (not even 20% from what they have in there)just to share a glimpse of the place and hopefully will... 
    Well organised exhibition with nice display of items and information. I have few pictures here (not even 20% from what they have in there)just to share a glimpse of the place and hopefully will...  more »
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  • If you have an appreciation for the Middle East, Islamic culture, arts in general, architecture, history, anything, then you should visit this museum. There is something in it for everyone, and then some. Islamic art has its own beauty, it is often simple, geometric and yet rich. But if you look into the details then there is a wealth of complexity that often leave you astounded. The Islamic Arts Museum showcases that really well while taking the visitors through a logical sequence of the art forms and of the different eras. This really is a great place to visit in the weekend if you're short of things to do. It doesn't need to break your wallet, as the entry is only RM14 for some of the amazing artefacts that's on offer here. The building itself is to behold. Don't forget to look up.
  • This is my favourite museum in Malaysia. The displays are carefully constructed, every item has its purpose, and there's a gentle pace to the story being told. The highlight is the scale models of mosques from around the world, followed closely by the calligraphy. You can easily spend hours here. It also has a great shop.

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