The national mosque

The National Mosque is open for tourists. Actually, they are very well prepared to accommodate tourists. You queue up for  djellaba after you have taken of your shoes. You will get a purple djellaba, if there as still enough of them. The number of available djellaba’s basically regulates the number of tourists in the mosque. There are only about 30 djellaba’s available. When they are out of stock, you can’t get in and you will have to wait for another tourist to come back and hand in the djellaba. When you have one, you will try to closed in with the sewed-in but warn-off Velcro. Girls put on the hoody.

National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur
National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur
Tourists in purple djellaba in the National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur
Tourists in purple djellaba in the National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

The building is a large pillared square, all white. You walk to the prayer area over the square. If you are no Muslim, you can not enter the praying area. Tourist can watch from the side but not enter.A few people are praying. Standing ventilators blow warm wind through the hall. Workers are busy refreshing the white paint on the outer walls.

Workers at the National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur
Workers at the National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

I make a picture of the reflections.

National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur
National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur