The Blue Mosque is the largest mosque in Malaysia and was built from 1982 - 1988. When it was finished the minarets were the tallest in the world at 142m, now they have been surpassed by the Hanssan Il Mosque in Casablanca, Marocco. The height of the dome is 107m.
The mosque is open for visitors. When we were there a volunteer show us around and explained things inside the mosque. Women are given a robe and a scarf during the mosque visit. The tour itself was free. At the end of the tour, we were given a introduction to Islam and its view of how the world was created along with some information material.
the exterior of the mosque
the wooden panels on the impressive dome with a ceiling lamp
hallway with marble floor
main prayer hall
the mosque is located in a park in the city centre of Sha Alam, the capitol of the state of Selangor
Blue Mosque in Shah Alam Tours:
Backpacker hostel near Masjid Jamek LRT station, located in a 2-storey shop house close to Chinatown
Guesthouse / small hotel in an residential side street in Bukit Bintang, just behind the clubbing street Changkat Bukit Bintang
Central Market, Kuala Lumpur
The indoor market and the Kasturi Walk in front of Central Market is a paradise for souvenir hunters, art and handicraft etc.
Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur
The area features a large Indonesian community, and more recently, a small African community. It has a daily wet market known as Bazaar Baru Chow Kit which is arguably the largest wet market in Kuala Lumpur. Chow Kit is also known for its red-light district as well as for its nightly gathering of transwomen.
National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur
The National Planetarium is a space science exhibition with a telescope and observation tower in the Lake Gardens.