Blue Mosque Shah Alam
|| Persiaran Masjid,
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
|| +(603) 5519 988
The Blue Mosque Shah Alam, or better known as the Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah by the
locals is located in Shah Alam, the state capital of Selangor, Malaysia. It is situated at
Persiaran Masjid, Seksyen 14, Shah Alam.
The Blue Mosque is the state mosque for Selangor. It is the major attraction in Shah Alam and is definitely
one of the most stunning structures in the whole of Malaysia. It is Malaysia's largest mosque and also placed
second largest in South East Asia, after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is once held the record for
tallest minarets and largest dome of it is then surpassed after years. Just like the name, its most distinct
feature is no other than its blue and silver dome. Moreover, there are a total of four minarets at the corner.
The stunning architecture is influenced by the cultures of Malay and Modernist.
Arabic calligraphy can be seen on the inner curve of the dome and also parts of the walls and
the design of aluminum grills are found on the doorways and windows of the mosque. The main prayer
of the mosque is fully carpeted and is air conditioned over two levels. Do take note that there is
a specific entrance for non - muslims and visitors. Proper etiquettes including proper outfit and
removal of shoes before entering have to be done. The Blue Mosque overlooks the Garden of Islamic Arts,
a landscaped park. This spiritual sanctuary houses nine galleries exhibiting a rich array of
Islamic arts including calligraphy, sculptures, paintings and architecture. The site is occasionally
used for traditional Islamic performances.
Take Rapid KL bus number 63 or 338 from Kuala Lumpur and stop at the bus station near
to the Maybank building in Shah Alam city centre. Then, take a cab to the mosque area.
The alternate way to reach the Blue Mosque is by taking the KTM Komuter train and
disembarks at Shah Alam Station. Once again, take a taxi and you will reach the mosque
in an estimated total of 10 minutes time.