Klang is the royal capital city of Selangor. Famed to be the oldest town in Selangor, visitors will find the place rich in historical and heritage values. Characterised by numerous pre-war buildings and remnant of the city’s glory days as the capital of Selangor. To explore Klang and find out the hidden gems of the old Capital, the Municipal Council has identified 24 attractions to make up the Klang Heritage Walk.
Some of the attractions include the Klang Railway Station. The main station building is a single storey building with tiled roof. Built in 1890, it is more than a hundred years old. A stone throw from the railway station is the Gedung Raja Abdullah or the Raja Abdullah Warehouse. Built in 1857, it is probably the oldest surviving building in Selangor. The building is used as a warehouse to store tin ore, weapons and food. Next to the warehouse, stands the Klang Fire Station. The fire station is built in the 1890s and is still used as a fire station today.
There are also numerous cultural buildings and places of worship in the Klang Heritage Walk. The Sultan Sulaiman Mosque is one such building. Built in 1934, the mosque architecture is a combination of western deco and neoclassical cathedral styles. For the Chinese, the Kuan Yin Temple is the oldest place of worship in Klang. Built in 1982, it is over a century old and is one of the oldest temples in Malaysia. For the Hindus, the Sri Nagara Thendayuthapani Temple an iconic temple and is regarded as an important religious hub in Klang. It is over 150 years old. The Our Lady of Lourdes Church is home to the spiritual needs of Catholics residing in Klang. It has been around since 1928.
The Klang Heritage Walk
Other attractions in The Klang Heritage Walk includes the Kota Bridge, Alan Shah Palace, the Old Chartered Bank Building and The Royal Gallery just to name a few. The Klang Heritage Walk is a relatively easy to take and follows around the town centre. The walk takes about 2.5 hours. It is guaranteed to be an eye-opener for tourists and locals alike.
Love the Klang Heritage Walk? We found four other heritage sites and museums to learn and understand the history and culture of Selangor. Take a look at The Blue Mosque, Wat Chetawan, the Melawati Hill and the Sultan Alam Shah Museum to find more about each place!
Photos Credit: Tourism Selangor