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The Blue Mosque, Shah Alam, Selangor – Magnificent Blue Dome and Tall Minarets

The Blue Mosque, Shah Alam, Selangor is Malaysia’s largest mosque and the second largest mosque in South East Asia. Its address is Pesiaran Masjid, Seksyen 14, 40000, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Commissioned by the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz, the mosque was built in 1982 and completed in 1988.

The Blue Mosque, Shah Alam, Selangor

The Blue Mosque, Shah Alam, Selangor

Architecture of The Blue Mosque, Shah Alam, Selangor

Also known by the official name, The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque is famous for its magnificent blue dome. It was once the largest dome in the world, measuring 51.2metres in diameter. Four minarets supported each corner of the mosque. The minarets are of 142.2 metres tall. Exquisite Arabic calligraphies embellish the walls of the mosque and the central dome. Fitted with blue tinted glass panels, the windows give the mosque a bluish glow when sunlight shines.

The Blue Mosque, Shah Alam, Selangor

The Blue Mosque, Shah Alam, Selangor

Opening Hours of The Blue Mosque, Shah Alam, Selangor

The Blue Mosque is a great place to learn and understand about the Islamic religion. The mosque is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm.  However, it is closed during prayer hours which is 1 to 2 pm, 4 to 5 pm daily and 12 to  3 pm during Fridays.  Admission is free, and there are guides to explain all you need to know about the mosque.

Love The Blue Mosque, Shah Alam, Selangor? We found four other heritage sites and museums to learn and understand the history and culture of Selangor. Take a look at the Wat Chetawan, the Klang Heritage Walk, the Melawati Hill and the Sultan Alam Shah Museum to find more about each place!

Photos Credit: Tourist Attractions Malaysia