Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque (Masjid Terapung) is built on a floating platform, giving it a unique perspective from all facets. It sits snuggly on the estuary of Terengganu River and its modern architecture is due to the ingenuity of one of the princes in Terengganu.
The glistening white mosque combines modern and Moorish architecture, symbolizing a new modernisation in the state, making it an Islamic icon in the country.
The design of the mosque reflects a subtle Islamic influence combined with local features, incorporating the use of marble, ceramics, mosaic works and bomanite paving.
The mosque, was built by an idea inspired from the late Sultan of Terengganu, Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah ibni al-Marhum Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah.
This beautiful mosque was named after his mother, Tuanku Intan Zaharah binti Almarhum Tengku Seri Setia Raja.
The architectural beauty of the mosque is surrounded by a lake, looking enchantingly inspirational much like a place in the tale of 1,001 Arabian Nights.
The calmness of the mosque is enhanced with the roaring of the South China Sea, making it an alluring and unique tourist attraction in Terengganu.
The mosque is located in Teluk Ibai, just over 4 km away from Kuala Terengganu town centre, quite close to the beautiful beach of Terengganu’s coast.
How to get there
By Bus or Driving
This mosque is located along Jalan Sultan Mahmud, roughly 4km away from Kuala Terengganu town centre. From the town of Terengganu, head towards South to Marang or Kuantan by local bus or driving. After about 6-8 KM from the town center, you can see the Mosque just beside the road at the left.