11 Notable Architectures in Malaysia that you should visit - With photos & details

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11 Notable Architectures to explore in Malaysia

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Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum08400 Merbok, Kedah, Malaysia

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.

Kompleks Sejarah Pasir Salak36800 Kampung Gajah, Perak, Malaysia

The historical complex sits in the traditional Malay houses. It features various memorials erected to honor Malaysian heroes, as well as a watchtower, stage, cannon, etc.

Kota Kinabalu City MosqueLikas, 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

The mosque is partially surrounded by a human-made lagoon. This has given rise to the nickname "The Floating Mosque".

Mercu Tanda Putrajaya, Laman PerdanaPresint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Malaysia

The Putrajaya Landmark symbolizes the beginnings of Putrajaya with its time capsule structure. Its design is a combination of a high-technology theme and the use of contemporary and traditional motifs.

Petronas Twin TowersKuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

These twin skyscrapers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world.

Putra MosquePersiaran Persekutuan, Presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia

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.

Sri Maha Mariamman TempleJalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.

Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery33000 Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia

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.

Teluk Intan Leaning TowerLot 1&2, Komplex Menara Condong, Jalan Bandar, Pekan Teluk Intan, 36000 Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia

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 Tower88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

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.

Wilayah MosqueJalan Tuanku Abdul Halim, Kompleks Kerajaan, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.