10 Most Beautiful Mosques in Malaysia

10 Most Beautiful Mosques in Malaysia

A multicultural Muslim country with over 61.3% if its population practicing Islam, Malaysia is furnished with countless majestic places of worship - particularly mosques in all shapes and forms. Each mosque has distinct architecture representing different Islamic design elements. In the following list, you can find a compilation of the most stunning mosques you must visit in Malaysia!

10 Most Beautiful Mosques in Malaysia

Federal Territory Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

Known locally as Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan, the Ottomon-Malay design of this mosque is largely influenced by Turkey's Blue Mosque and India's Taj Mahal. Made up of 22 domes, two minaret towers, exquisite calligraphy carvings and an aesthetic garden surrounded by a moat, the Federal Territory Mosque has the capacity to accommodate up to 17,000 worshippers.

Visitor tips:
There is a free guided tour known as the Masjid Tour Programme (MTP) that runs everyday from 10am to 6pm, where visitors are allowed to ask questions concerning the mosque and the religion in general.

Website: http://www.masjidwilayah.gov.my
Tel: 03-6201 8791
Address: Jalan Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, Kompleks Kerajaan, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan
Federal Territory Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

federal territory mosque
Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur 

Putra Mosque, Putrajaya

Occasionally called the Pink Mosque, the Putra Mosque fronts the beautiful man-made Putrajaya Lake and has a design that gracefully combines modernity and tradition. Being the most frequented landmark in Putrajaya, it is inspired by the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad, carrying Malaysian, Persian and Arabian details, while its signature pink dome is made out of pink granite and five tier minarets representing the five pillars of Islam.

Visitor tips:
The fastest and most convenient way to reach Putrajaya is via the KLIA express train service from KL Sentral.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/masjidputra
Tel: 03-8888 5678
Address: Persiaran Persekutuan, Presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya

Masjid Putra Putrajaya
Putra Mosque, Putrajaya

Putra Mosque, Putrajaya
Masjid Putra Putrajaya

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, Selangor


Located in Shah Alam, the state mosque of Selangor claimed the title as the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia. It is more commonly known as the Blue Mosque thanks to its grand blue dome and blue window panels. Its main dome and walls is perfected with detailed Arabic calligraphy while the wooden pulpit is carved by local craftsmen from Kelantan.

Visitor tips:
Mosque is only accessible to Muslims on Fridays.

Website: http://www.mssaas.gov.my
Tel: 03-5519 9988
Address: Persiaran Masjid St., Sekysen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor

Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, Selangor

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, Selangor
Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah

Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Terengganu

Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque is Malaysia's first ever floating mosque. It consists of traditional Malay and Moorish elements with a clean and bold white exterior.

Visitor tips:
Visit the mosque in the evening for an enchanting sight where the lake mirrors the mosque through a breathtaking reflection.

Website: http://mbkt.terengganu.gov.my/en/visitors/places-interest/tengku-tengah-zaharah-mosque
Tel: 09-617 4867
Address: Kuala Ibai Lagoon, 20400 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah
Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Terengganu

Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, Terengganu
Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, Sabah

With a more contemporary design, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque follows the motif of the Nabaqi Mosque in Medina. Both white and elaborate, the spectacular mosque is surrounded by a man-made lagoon where paddle boat rides operate, and is capable of accommodating up to 12,000 worshipers.

Visitor tips:
Non-Muslims are only allowed to visit the mosque outside of praying hours.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/mbrkotakinabalu
Tel: 08-843 5891
Address: Jalan Teluk Likas, Kampung Likas, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu
Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu

Kapitan Keling Mosque, Pulau Pinang

Built by the first Indian Muslim settlers in Penang back in 1801, the Kapitan Keling Mosque is the largest mosque in Georgetown. With distinct golden domes imprint with Mughal designs and windows bearing geometrical floral patterns, this impressive mosque possesses a Indian-Islamic architecture and form.

Visitor tips:
Non-Muslims are only allowed to visit the mosque outside of praying hours.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/masjidkapitankeling
Tel: 04-261 4215
Address: 14, Jalan Buckingham, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Masjid Kapitan Keling
Kapitan Keling Mosque, Pulau Pinang

Kapitan Keling Mosque, Pulau Pinang
Masjid Kapitan Keling

Al-Bukhary Mosque, Kedah

Located within the Al-Bukhary Complex in Alor Setar, Kedah, the Al-Bukary Mosque features Iranian and Turkish designs and has a five-layered archway depicting the five pillars of Islam. At the entrance to the mosque, there is an impressive reflecting pool adorned with exquisite Arabesque motifs.

Fun fact:
The mosque was named after Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, a billionaire who funded the construction of the mosque.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/masjidalbukharypage
Tel: 04-733 3288
Address: Jalan Langgar, Kedah, Bandar Alor Setar, 05450 Alor Setar, Kedah

Masjid Al-Bukhary
Al-Bukhary Mosque, Kedah

Al-Bukhary Mosque, Kedah
Masjid Al-Bukhary Alor Setar

Crystal Mosque, Terengganu

Considered as one of the most unique mosque in Malaysia, the Crystal Mosque in Terengganu is located within the Islamic Heritage Park on the Wan Man island. Made completely out of crystal, glass and steel, the structure underpins Gothic and Moorish details.

Visitor tips:
Visit the mosque during the night when its domes and minarets are lit up in different hues.

Website: http://www.tti.com.my/park/crystal-mosque
Tel: 09-627 1111
Address: Pulau Wan Man, 21000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Masjid Kristal
Crystal Mosque, Terengganu

Crystal Mosque, Terengganu
Masjid Kristal Kuala Terengganu

Ubudiah Mosque, Perak

A holy and sacred site for the Muslims in Perak, this distinctly shaped octagonal mosque with a magnificent golden dome and striking minarets has become a top attraction in Kuala Kangsar - Perak's very own royal town. It has a Indo-Saracenic architecture, and was built during the reign of Sultan Idris Murshidul Adzam Shah (hence known as the Royal Mosque).

Visitor tips:
To get the best picture of the mosque, try to find a higher spot for an aerial view of the architecture from above.

Website: http://www.arkib.gov.my/web/guest/masjid-ubudiah
Address: Jalan Istana, 33000 Kuala Kangsar, Perak

Masjid Diraja Ubudiah
Masjid Ubudiah, Perak

Ubudiah Mosque, Perak
Ubudiah Mosque, Perak

Malacca Straits Mosque, Melaka

Floating and built on stilts off the shores of Melaka, this mosque doubles as a patrol to watch over ships and watercraft over the Straits. It has a dome with Middle Eastern influences and fa├žade decorated with Islamic motifs.

Visitor tips:
Non-Muslims are only allowed to visit outside of prayer times.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Masjid-Selat-Melaka-169569829739474
Address: Jalan Merdeka, Taman Pulau Melaka, 75000 Melaka

Masjid Selat Melaka
Malacca Straits Mosque

Malacca Straits Mosque, Melaka
Masjid Selat Melaka


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