Beautiful Temples In And Around Kuala Lumpur

Sri Mahamariamman Temple
Sri Mahamariamman Temple | © Geof Wilson/Flickr
Prema Chablani

Home to numerous mosques and temples, Kuala Lumpur is a city full of history. In Malaysia‘s capital city, there’s the chance to explore many mosques, Buddhist temples, Hindu shrines and churches. The local culture and the art scene are fully incorporated into these temples; each one boasts a unique and spectacular design. Be sure to check out this list of the most beautiful temples in Kuala Lumpur.

1. Malacca Straits Mosque, Malacca Island


The Malacca Straits Mosque is located on the manmade Malacca Island. The mosque was built so that when the tide is at the right height it looks as though it is floating on the ocean. The mosque is fairly new as it opened in 2006, but it is certainly a sight to see, especially when it is fully lit up in the evening. Though the mosque is not in Kuala Lumpur, it is a must see when in Malaysia.

2. Iron Mosque, Putrajaya


Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque
© Ezry Abdul Rahman/Flickr
The Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, also known as the iron mosque because of its steel design, is located in Putrajaya. The mosque was officially opened in June 2010 and is meant to cater to approximately 24,000 people at a time. The Iron Mosque features a strong glass and steel design and is the most distinctive landmark in the area. The interior is decorated with verse 80 of the Quran and adorned with fountains and gorgeous design, the Iron Mosque is absolutely stunning to see.

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