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Masjid Zahir, Malaysia

From series “Top Largest and Famous Mosques Worldwide”
Year: 1912.

In Kedah, Malaysia has placed an outstanding and unusual Zahir Mosque. It adores people with one its façade. The stone walls of the mosque are beige and the cupolas are the rich black. This combination is quite rare among modern mosques. The mosque has a rich historical past. It was built in 1912 and placed on the territory of more than 11,5 thousand square meters. The main decoration of the building is five huge black cupolas that symbolize the main principles of Islam.

Masjid Zahir, Malaysia The prayer hall area is 350 square meters. It is surrounded with marvellous verandas with attics. The mosque is situated in a significant historical place, earlier there was a burial ground where the warriors of Kedah were buried. They died protecting their own city form the aggressors the Siamese in 1821.

For locals and Muslim people from other states Zahir Mosque isn’t just a crucial religious monument but also a real cultural centre. Every year there holds the festival of Quran reciters. Guests from the whole world join this festival. Experienced tourists prefer to adore with the architectural masterpiece in the evening when the building is decorated with a marvellous lightning. The interior of the most beautiful mosques isn’t very luxurious, it is made in white and blue colours. The walls and the ceiling are delicately decorated with art paintings. On the floor, you will see a large decorated with patterns carpet. Next - Eyup Sultan Camii


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'CIMB Bank Bangunan UMNO' located in 0.56 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Kereta Sewa Taman Rakyat Mergong' is located in 1.65 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Shell' in 0.25 km
Supermarket: 'Nawi Information Technology' in 0.17 km
Parking: 'Zahir Mosque Car Park' in 0.19 km
Apotheek: 'PMC PHARMACY DRIVE THRO' in 0.47 km
Police station: 'Balai Kota Setar Police Traffic Branch' in 0.58 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'SK Kim Chai Pou Steam Fish' in 0.14 km
Railway station: 'Alor Setar' in 1.1 km

Nearest airports:
 »  RMAF Butterworth Airport BWH - in 73 km
 »  Penang International Airport PEN - in 92 km
 »  Sultan Azlan Shah Airport IPH - in 190 km
 »  Sultan Ismail Petra Airport KBR - in 213 km
 »  Krabi Airport KBV - in 267 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Masjid Zahir

Grand Jubilee Hotel

Located in 0 km from Masjid Zahir
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Rooms: 40
Located a 30-minute drive from Sultan Abdul Halim Airport and Kuala Kedah Fort, Grand Jubilee is also a 10-minute walk to City Plaza Alor Setar … More: photo, rates and booking
Seri Malaysia Alor Setar

Located in 1 km from Masjid Zahir
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Rooms: 100
Seri Malaysia Alor Setar is a 15-minute drive from Pekan Rabu. Paddy Museum, Gunung Keriang Caves and Sultan Abdul Halim Airport are a 20-minute ride … More: photo, rates and booking
The Leverage Business Hotel (Bandar Baru Mergong)

Located in 2 km from Masjid Zahir
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Rooms: 88
Rooms with wooden flooring are decorated in warm tones and are equipped with a DVD player, electric kettle and en suite bathroom with rain shower. … More: photo, rates and booking
MCTravelodge Holiday Home

Located in 3 km from Masjid Zahir
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Rooms: 1
Sultan Abdul Halim Airport is located only a 20-minute drive away, while Kuala Kedah Port is about 30 minutes away. The holiday home is located a … More: photo, rates and booking

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