Zahir Mosque: Alor Setar’s architectural masterpiece
The landmark featured in tourism promotions around Malaysia is our favourite must-visit attraction in Alor Setar. Moorish Zahir Mosque exhibits decorations and intricacies even the most complex Gothic Cathedrals of Europe would be proud of. After opening in 1912, Kedah’s National Mosque served as Alor Setar’s central hub for local Muslims. Sat on the eastern flank of Dataran Alor Setar (Alor Setar’s square), we recommend coming during both daylight and after sunset. This is the highlight for those with 24 hours in Alor Setar.