Being a Muslim majority country, there are a lot of mosques in Malaysia. Some of the mosques are located in townships while many others are built in city centres, to serve as the main mosques of the cities. That is the very reason why the Blue Mosque, or its official name, Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, was built in the first place; to become the main mosque of Shah Alam and subsequently the state mosque.
The mosque was built in 1982 and the construction was completed in 1988. The most distinguished feature of the mosque is, of course, the blue dome, hence the nickname: the Blue Mosque. Being the largest mosque in Malaysia, the location of the mosque which is beside the Shah Alam Lake Gardens gives devotees and visitors a calm and serene feeling.
Although Shah Alam is the capital city for the state of Selangor, it is not well-known as a tourist destination in Malaysia. Apart from the i-City, which has gained momentum as of late as one of the favourite attractions for visitors to Shah Alam, there are some other interesting places that escape the visitor’s attention. One of them is the Blue Mosque.
This Blue Mosque is really a hidden gem in Selangor. Malaysians may have heard of it but chances are foreign visitors have yet to learn of it . This mosque has amazing Malay and Islamic-style architecture and in its early years proudly held the Guinness World Record for having the tallest minarets in the world.
So, if you happen to be in Shah Alam or Selangor, do pay this marvelous mosque a visit. Admission is free and there are guides to explain all you need to know about the mosque.
The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque or the Blue Mosque is situated at the Shah Alam City Centre near the Shah Alam Lakes Gardens. If you are driving via the Federal Highway, take exit 212 towards the Shah Alam City Centre and exit to Bulatan Masjid. If you are taking the bus or train from KL, disembark at Hentian Bas Pusat Bandar and Shah Alam KTM Station respectively and grab a taxi from there.
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