Malaysia is a diverse country where many individuals of different races and religion live in harmony. The great religious diversity of this country equates to many different places of worship. Across the city, there are numerous mosques, churches and temples in each neighborhood. However, we dont have time to get to all of those. Here is the list for the 7 prettiest places of worship we have here in Kuala Lumpur.
1. Federal Territory Mosque
The mosque spanning on a whopping 5 hectares of space is one eye catching beauty. Completed in the year 2000, this Ottoman Malaysian fusion design sets this mosque apart from the rest. Taking the baton from the National Mosque, this is currently the main mosque in the city of Kuala Lumpur.
2. Batu Caves
Batu Caves has to be on this list. The unique Hindu temple within a limestone cave has one of the most beautiful sights. Batu Caves’s iconic golden statue overlooking the city of Kuala Lumpur is something to gawk at. Inside the cave, the temple stretches further in. With patches of skylights through the crevices of the lime stone cave signifies its majestic beauty.
3. Thean Hou Temple
Relating to its singular article posted earlier, this Chinese temple is one of the biggest in Malaysia. Thean Hou Temple is dedicated to the Chinese Sea Goddess, Mazu. The temple located on a hill overlooking the skyline of Klang Valley has many beautiful sights. The temple consists of 6 tiers of Chinese Taoism architectural goodness. Strings of Chinese lanterns enhances the entire structure at night illuminating the whole temple giving a picturesque sight.
4. Blue Mosque
Located 30 mins away form the city center, the detour to this get a glimpse of this mosque is absolutely worth it. The Blue Mosque of Shah Alam is the biggest mosque in Malaysia and the second largest in South East Asia. The giant blue dome sits 100m from the ground of the mosque showcases a grand sight of the city’s horizon. Tip : The mosque is most beautiful in the late evening.
5. Kuan Ti Temple
The Kuan Ti Temple in Chinatown is one place you cant miss when you are in Chinatown. The 121 year old Taoist temple has gone through the test of time and it has contributed a great deal to the chinese community here in Kuala Lumpur. The front gate of the temple is decorated with a pair of dragons and guard statues. The interior of the space preserves the nostalgia of the old temple.
6. St Anthony’s Church
Built by a French missionary in 1912, the Gothic architectural influences portrays a contrast to its simple interior. This church is catered to the minority group of Indian Catholics in Brickfields. With its stained glass windows, this is one of the best looking church in Kuala Lumpur.
7. Sri Mahamariamman Temple
Across from the Kuan Ti Temple lies the Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple. This Hindu temple decorated with European tiles and precious stones in its design. There are 228 Hindu idols decorated its temple’s entrance. Inside the building, the colorful ceiling and the beautifully sculpted statues of worship makes this temple worth a visit.