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None of the people who have seen this have put it below the level of a an architectural landmark. The National Mosque, also called Masjid Negara, was built in the year 1965. Its architecture is remarkable in the sense that it is absolutely modern, without compromising a bit on the traditional Islamic designs. Architectural elements like pierced screen, calligraphy and beautiful geometric patterns compare it to some of the best mosques around the world. The 245ft high minaret which is in the form of an 18-pointed star, represents the 13 states of Malaysia and the five pillars of Islam. The size of the main prayer hall will leave you awe struck. It can accommodate up to 15,000 people at a time.