27 Mosques to explore in Malaysia
One of 17 megadiverse countries, home to large numbers of endemic species.
Kampung Hulu Mosque is a mosque in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. It is the oldest mosque in Malacca and among the oldest in the country. The mosque was originally built around the year 1720–1728. It underwent renovation in 1892. The architectural design of the mosque is a cross between local Malakka Malay, Sumatran, and Sini. The minaret, ablution pool and entrance arch were built at the same time as the main building.
This Mosque was built as the largest and most popular mosque in Langkawi. A peach-and-gold structure situated to the west of the picturesque Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman, along Persiaran Putra, the mosque is topped with a gold onion-shaped dome and enjoys a great location close to the waterfront.
The As Syakirin Mosque, also known as KLCC Mosque, is a mosque located in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The mosque is situated near the Suria KLCC shopping centre and the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world. This two-storey mosque area of 21 hectares. It is regarded as the jewel in the park because of its strategic location and facing KLCC Park also provides a hall that can accommodate up to 500 people with audio system complete with meeting rooms a
Jamek Mosque, officially Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque , is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River and may be accessed via Jalan Tun Perak. The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback and built in 1909. It is one of the great attractions in Malaysia.
Kampung Laut Mosque is the oldest surviving mosque in Malaysia. It dates to around the early 18th century, however there is reference to it being originally built in the 1400s. It is located on Jalan Kuala Krai, in Nilam Puri, in the Peninsular Malaysian state of Kelantan.
The Sultan Ahmad 1 State Mosque is Pahang's state mosque. It is located in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. It is named after the recorded Sultan Ahmad al-Mu’azzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Bendahara Sri Maharaja Tun Ali. The mosque was an elaborate of fifty meters dome in diameter rests on the continuous concrete ring held by the curved concrete wall and columns. It was the most prominent of rare geodesic dome houses of worship built across Pahang.
The Negeri Sembilan State Mosque is Negeri Sembilan's state mosque. It is located at Jalan Datuk Hamzah near the lake gardens in Seremban, Malaysia. The architectural design was by Arkitek Jurubina Bertiga led by Dato Baharuddin Abu Kassim and the consultant engineer was Ove-Arup dan Rakan-rakan. Its architecture is a combination of Modernist and Minangkabau style. It is one of the popular tourist attraction in this area.
Tranquerah Mosque is a mosque in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The mosque was built in 1728 and it used to be the state mosque of Malacca before the establishment of Al Azim Mosque in 1990. The mosque consists of Javanese culture components. It features a triple-tiered pyramidal roof and a square base. It is one of the few mosques in Malaysia which has a pagoda in place of a minaret.
The Zahir Mosque is a mosque in Alor Setar, Kota Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, and the state mosque of the state of Kedah. The Zahir Mosque is one of the grandest and oldest mosques in Malaysia, having been built in 1912. The Zahir Mosque has been voted as one of the top 10 most beautiful mosques in the world.
The Melaka Straits Mosque is a mosque located on the man-made Malacca Island in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. The construction cost of the mosque was about MYR10 million. The mosque, which was built using the mix of Middle Eastern and Malay craftsmanship, looks like a floating structure if the water level is high. Two intersecting archways lead to the main entrance. It is one of the main attractions in Malacca.
The National Mosque of Malaysia is a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It has a capacity for 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres of gardens. Its key features are a 73-meter-high minaret and a 16-pointed star concrete main roof. The umbrella, synonymous with the tropics, is featured conspicuously – the main roof is reminiscent of an open umbrella, the minaret's cap a folded one. It is one of the main attractions in Malaysia.
The Penang Floating Mosque, also known as Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque is a floating mosque located in Tanjung Bungah near George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Although it is called a floating mosque, the mosque is actually built on stilts, only at high tide would it have the appearance of floating on water. It is built in a mix of Middle Eastern and local architectural style and features a prominent minaret. The mosque can accommodate 1,500 worshipers.
The Penang State Mosque or Masjid Negeri Pulau Pinang is a state mosque located at Jalan Masjid Negeri in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The mosque was inspired by Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer's design of the Cathedral of Brasilia in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. Its architecture is an amalgamation of Western Modernist. The mosque was designed by the Filipino architect, Efren Brindez Paz.