Masjid Kampung Kling

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Masjid Kampung Kling information

Melaka City , Malaysia
Jln Hang Lekiu
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This Chinatown mosque dates to 1748. The 19th-century rebuild you see today mingles a number of styles. Its multi-tiered meru roof (a stacked form similar to that seen in Balinese Hindu architecture) owes its inspiration to Hindu temples, the Moorish watchtower minaret is typical of early mosques in Sumatra, while English and Dutch tiles bedeck its interior. Admission times to go inside vary; dress modestly and if you're female bring a scarf.

The proximity of Kampung Kling mosque to Cheng Hoon Teng temple and Hindu temple Sri Poyatha Moorthi has prompted locals to dub this area 'Harmony Street'.