Blue Mosque ( Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque )

In the beautiful city of Shah Alam lies a majestic blue mosque which was once recognized by Guinness World Records for having the tallest minarets . It holds the biggest dome in Malaysia. I am fascinated by its architectural design and the serene landscape surrounding it. The Blue Mosque  ( Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque ) can accommodate 24,000 worshipers at a time. Their record shows thousands of visitors in a month.

TIPS AND REVIEW: Be at your modest clothing since this is a religious place. Of course they will not swat you away if you arrived in your shorts; but wearing something that covers most of your body parts pays respect and gives you comfort to move around. If you happened to wear shorts or sleeveless, it’s okay, just be willing to put on the blue robe and scarf (for girls) before entering the mosque. No slippers inside, you have to walk around with your bare feet the moment you step in the registration area. A volunteer tourist guide will show you around; feel comfortable to ask questions which satisfy your curiosity, after all it’s not just about the architectural designs. I have learned a lot of misconceptions about Islam as I established good conversation with the guide. There are certain areas where you can take photos, don’t just walk towards the prayer area as you may disturb praying Muslims. Friday is the prayer day for them; it is not the best time for non-Muslims to visit as you won’t be allowed to go inside, you can walk around outside the mosque though. After the tour, you will log again to the registration area and provide feedback about how well the tourist guide did. Show your gratitude by writing your best feedback in the log book.

Location: Persiaran Masjid, Shah Alam 40000 , Malaysia
Visiting hours:  Monday-Thursday: 9:00AM-12:00PM, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Friday: Open ONLY to Muslim for Prayer
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 9:00AM-12:00PM, 2:00PM-4:00PM, 5:00PM-6:30PM
Contact Number: (+603) 5519 9988 / 5519 3421
Fax: (+603) 5510 1317
Blue Mosque Shah Alam
Felt a bit tiny under the shades of this gigantic gate. Looking sturdy and tall.

 

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Fresh air! The green environment is well maintained, one great thing I love not just in Shah Alam but most of the places in Malaysia.

 

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Tourists in their blue robes which are provided before entering the mosque.

 

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Be welcomed by an intricate chandelier as you enter the main door.

 

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Fascinating interior design.

 

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The biggest dome in Malaysia with Arabic calligraphy around its edge. The calligraphy is an excerpt from Qur’an.

 

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A palatial prayer area inside the Blue Mosque.

 

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Silence is observed inside the mosque. Serene hallways.

 

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One gigantic dome, four soaring minarets.

 

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A certain chemical mistakenly applied to the surface of the dome. Men at work trying to save its preserved beauty.

 

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Staring at it by my naked eyes, I am certainly in love.

 

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The night still shows the beauty of the place.

 

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The dome was like looking lonely unable to lit up due to the construction while the four minarets seem trying to cheer it up. Great place, day and night!

 

37 thoughts on “Blue Mosque ( Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque )

  1. Ah yes. Someone once told me that during the old times, people used to climb the top of the mountain for prayers so the sound echoes and everyone can hear it. That’s where the concept of minarets or towers originated. And yes, it gives me goosebumps as well.

    Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

  2. Thank you so much Iriz, this is absolutely beautiful and very vivid, usually vividness connotes speed and intensity, but these spaces are very serene. ~ P ~

    1. Hello there Pola. Thank you! It’s good to know I manage to get that outcome. Got my happy heart knowing people like you appreciate my work. I’ll see you around sweetie! 🙂

  3. The architecture is fantastic and the color of blue gorgeous! How impressive, I can see why you are in love. And those Minarets are fairy-tale like. I would love to be able to see that on a daily basis, how wonderful!! Thanks for sharing such impressive photos. 🙂

    1. Indeed! It was great sitting under the shades, feeling the gush of the air while adoring this great architectural piece . You’re welcome and thanks too for the appreciation. 🙂

      1. Don’t you just think that when you see something in nature or anywhere that poetry comes to mind? I do. My creative side wants to write everything down as well. May you also be inspired today! This is a wonderful world!

          1. There is a German idiom called Kopfkino or head cinema when your imagination runs away from you. One word describes the thoughts, feelings and emotions which one photo evokes and which causes us to write them down. Great isn’t it? Thanks for your comment.

  4. What beautiful photos, and such amazing accompanying captions! Loved your work. Also, the way you write really calls out to me to go visit the mosque in person. Please keep posting such wonderful travelogues.

    1. It is..yeah, why not, who knows? For sure there are also great architectural designs in your place, you should see them. I’m glad you like it. Thanks! 🙂

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