Islamic Civilisation Park is known as Taman Tamandun Islam by the locals. The RM250 Million theme park was opened in February 2008 and houses, besides the Crystal Mosque, scaled replicas of several Islamic monuments across Malaysia and around the world, for example, India’s Taj Mahal, Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock and so on.
Crystal Mosque is built with steel, glass and crystal, hence the name. This grand building sits over Terengganu River and welcomes over 1500 worshipers at a time. The view during the day is beautiful with the sun shining over its glass faceted exterior, giving the sparkling effect.
How to get to Taman Tamandun Islam
The park is the last stop of the Heritage City Bus (Bas Bandar C-02 route departing from Dataran Shahbandar).
Bas Bandar Operating days/hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11.00am, 1.30pm, 4.30pm
Friday - Sunday & Public Holidays: 11.00am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm
Boat - There is a water taxi available from the Shahbandar Jetty (next to Pasar Payang Market, near Chinatown) to Wan Man Island (location of the park).
Taxi - It takes about 15min from the city center to the park.
Mo - Thu: 10am - 7pm
Fri - Sun, School & Public Holidays: 9am - 7pm
(break for friday prayer 11.30am - 2.30pm)
Admission Fee / Ticket Prices
Senior Citizen: RM15
Children 7-12 years: RM15
Children below age6: free
prices last checked: November 2013
the park is located on Pulau Wan Man, an island in Sungai Terengganu (Terengganu River)
the replica of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and the main entrance gate
the water wheel with the Taj Mahal in the background
the Crystal Mosque, the icon of the park
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