The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam is one of the most stunning structures in the country. Commonly referred to as the ‘Blue Mosque’, it boasts the tallest minarets in the world. As visitors approach the mosque, the awe-inspiring blue dome welcomes them.
Decorative Islamic calligraphy dominates the edges surrounding the dome and main prayer hall, while the interior architecture exhibits ethnic Malay design elements. Sunlight filtering through the blue stained glass of the mosque renders a bluish ambience to its interior, evoking a sense of peace and serenity.
The Blue Mosque overlooks the Garden of Islamic Arts, a beautifully landscaped park inspired by the Quranic Garden of Paradise. Covering 14 hectares, this spiritual sanctuary houses nine galleries that exhibit a rich array of Islamic arts such as calligraphy, sculptures, paintings and architecture. Occasionally, traditional Islamic performances are held here.
The huge blue dome that gives the Blue Mosque its name is made of aluminium!
How to get there
By Train and Taxi
Get the frequent Komuter train from KL to Shah Alam station. From there, get a taxi for the short ride to the Blue Mosque, locally known as Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.
Shah Alam offers several 3 to 5-star hotels. This destination is only 40 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur’s city centre, where a full range of accommodation is available.