11 Notable Architectures to explore in Malaysia
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The Bujang Valley is a sprawling historical complex and has an area of approximately 224 square kilometres situated near Merbok, Kedah, between Gunung Jerai in the north and Muda River in the south. It is the richest archaeological area in Malaysia. These archaeological remains show that there was a Hindu-Buddhist polity here.
Constructed with rose-tinted granite and consists of three main functional areas – the prayer hall, the Sahn, or courtyard, and various learning facilities and function rooms. The mosque can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time.
The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1873, it is situated at the edge of Chinatown in Jalan Bandar. In 1968, a new structure was built, featuring the ornate 'Raja Gopuram' tower in the style of South Indian temples. From its inception, the temple provided an important place of worship for early Indian immigrants and is now an important cultural and national heritage.
The gallery is housed at the Ulu Palace building. The building was made from wood carving inspired by the natural plants within the surrounding region. Rock carving was made by craftsmen according to the consent of Sultan Idris Shah I.
This 25-meter high tower in the small Perak town of Teluk Intan is Malaysia's answer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower is slanted leftward, similar to the Tower of Pisa.
Tun Mustapha Tower is a 122 meter, 30-story glass tower in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Inside housed an auditorium, two mini-theatres, exhibition foyer, a gymnasium, kindergarten and Research library. There is a revolving floor on the 18th floor, which slowly spins to give a complete view of Likas Harbour.
The mosque's design is a blend of Ottoman and Malay architectural styles, heavily influenced by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. It has 22 domes made from a composite material of glass fiber fabric mixed with epoxy resin to make it durable and light.