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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
PLACES OF WORSHIP

MAGNIFICENT MOSQUE - Kelantan, Terengganu & Pahang

 
 

KELANTAN

 
Al-Muhammadi Mosque Kampung Laut Mosque
 

A number of 18th century mosques make a visit to the state of Kelantan interesting and awe-inspiring. Many mosques here are built in accordance with design elements of a traditional Malay house. Some mosques are built on stilts and constructed with timber, clay tiles and thatched roofs. A fine example is the Kampung Laut Mosque in Nilam Puri, about 10km south of Kota Bharu. Built about 500 years ago, it is said to be the country?s oldest mosque. This mosque was built entirely of cengal (a Malaysian hardwood) and constructed without the use of any nails. Originally built along the banks of Sungai Kelantan (Kelantan River) the mosque was relocated after it was badly damaged by floods in 1966. It was rebuilt at the present site in 1968.

 

Another classic example of a traditional mosque is the Kampung Langgar Mosque in Kota Bahru. Built in 1870, the mosque has an elongated structure with a length that is almost twice its width. It has a three-tiered roof and the roof tiles are believed to have originated from southern China. An interesting feature here is that the mosque has no minaret and uses the traditional beduk to call for prayers, just like in the olden days.

 

Situated at Jalan Sultanah Zainab in Kota Bharu, the Al-Muhammadi Mosque or Kelantan State Mosque is deeply associated with the state?s history. It was originally a wooden mosque which was built near Sungai Budor (Budor River) in the 1830s. The mosque was relocated and the construction of the existing main building took about 10 years before it was completed in 1926. The Al-Muhammadi Mosque was named after the late Sultan Muhammad IV who contributed greatly to the state. In the past, Kelantan was famed for Islamic missionary activities and religious studies. Respected and wellknown religious scholars such as Tuan Taba and Tok Kenali carried out their teachings here. As students from around the region gathered here, the Al-Muhammadi Mosque became the centre for religious education. After studying in Kelantan, the students will pursue their education in Makkah. This resulted in the state being hailed as ?the Corridor of Makkah?.

 
 
 

TERENGGANU

 

TENGKU TENGAH ZAHARAH MOSQUE

FLOATING MOSQUE

 

A must-visit destination in Terengganu is the Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque, also known as the Floating Mosque. Built in 1994, it is set against the estuary of Sungai Ibai (Ibai River), 6km from Kuala Terengganu. The mosque showcases a combination of Moorish and modern architectural elements. Special features of the mosque include the calligraphy of verses from the Holy Quran as well as its arabesques, which are carved onto its entrance and the grills. The river water rises during high tide and submerges the foundation of the mosque, thus creating an illusion of a floating mosque. Try viewing the mosque and its reflection in the water at night. It is stunning!

 

THE CRYSTAL MOSQUE

ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION PARK

 

The Crystal Mosque is the newest landmark in Kuala Terengganu and one of the biggest attractions in the country. The mosque is the centre piece of the Islamic Civilisation Park in Pulau Wan Man. Made of crystal glass with a steel foundation, the floating mosque glows and glitters like an expensive jewel along the banks of Sungai Terengganu (Terengganu River). Set within 55 acres of land, the Islamic Civilisation Park features replicas of 21 famous mosques and monuments from around the world, including the Masjidil Haram of Saudi Arabia, Xian Mosque of China, the Alhambra Palace of Spain and the Taj Mahal of India. For those who appreciate old buildings, the ancient Abidin Mosque at Kampung Masjid in Kuala Terengganu would be of interest. The mosque was originally a timber structure built between 1793 and 1808. It was replaced by a brick structure and later extended with three round pillars and minarets. The mosque used to be known as the White Mosque or the Big Mosque.

 
 
 

PAHANG

 

 

Being the largest mosque in Pahang with minarets that are 180 feet high, the Sultan Ahmad Shah 1 Mosque is definitely one of Kuantan?s most prominent landmarks. The mosque is adorned with blue and white decorations. Its interior is set with marbles and it features yellow and blue stained glass windows. It is located at Jalan Masjid near the Wisma Sri Pahang building.

 
 
 
 

Kelantan, Terengganu & Pahang

MAGNIFICENT MOSQUE

PLACES OF WORSHIP