Islamic Arts Museum

Top choice museum in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

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Inhabiting a building every bit as impressive as its collection, this museum showcases Islamic decorative arts from around the globe. Scale models of the world's best Islamic buildings, fabulous textiles, carpets, jewellery and calligraphy-inscribed pottery all vie for attention; the 19th-century recreation Damascus Room is a gold-leaf-decorated delight. Don't forget to gaze up at the building's intricate domes and tile work.

Also on site is a good Middle Eastern restaurant and one of KL's best museum gift shops, with handmade gifts and excellent books on Islamic art.