Malaysia
Ubudiah Royal Mosque

Amidst the regal charm of Kuala Kangsar, the Ubudiah Mosque stands as a pinnacle of splendor, with its golden domes gleaming under the Malaysian sun. Read more

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Commissioned by Sultan Idris Murshidul’adzam Shah, the ruler of Perak, in the early 20th century, the Ubudiah Mosque is one of Malaysia's most beautiful mosques, symbolizing pride and faith. Its construction, completed in 1917, faced several delays due to war and supply issues, yet the result was nothing short of magnificent. The mosque’s stunning architecture, with its impressive Italian marble, stained glass windows, and exquisite calligraphy, provides not only a place of worship but also a testament to the harmonious blend of traditional Malay and European architectural styles. The mosque's four minarets and large dome are covered in a distinctive layer of bright tiles and gold, making it an unforgettable sight both at a distance and up close.

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Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery

A former palace converted into a gallery, it showcases regalia and memorabilia of the Perak Sultanate, providing insight into the royal heritage and the sultans who played significant roles in shaping the state's history.

Kuala Kangsar Royal District

The royal town of Kuala Kangsar itself is an attraction with its serene ambience, traditional Malay palaces, and colonial-era buildings that tell the story of Malaysia’s regal past and rich culture.

Istana Iskandariah

Overlooking the Perak River, this palace is the official residence of the Sultan of Perak and stands as a grand example of Malay architectural design, not normally open to the public but worth admiring from the outside.

Malay College Kuala Kangsar

Often referred to as the Eton of Malaysia, this historic educational institution is known for its beautiful colonial buildings and as a pioneer of Malay education in the country.

Perak Museum

As the oldest museum in Malaysia, it offers a deep dive into the natural history, culture, and arts of the region, with well-preserved artifacts and informative exhibits.

Bukit Chandan

This lush hill offers a panoramic view of Kuala Kangsar and is perfect for a leisurely hike, with trails leading past royal mausoleums and quiet, shaded areas ideal for relaxation.

Pavilion Square Tower

An architectural oddity, this tower in the heart of Kuala Kangsar has a unique blend of Victorian and Moorish design, with a wraparound staircase that provides a vantage point over the town.

Victoria Bridge

A short drive from Kuala Kangsar, this is one of the oldest railway bridges in Malaysia. Decommissioned now, it serves as a reminder of the country's colonial past and is a picturesque spot for photography.

Lenggong Valley

A UNESCO World Heritage site located nearby, it is renowned for its archaeological significance, where the Perak Man, Southeast Asia's oldest most complete human skeleton, was discovered.

Taiping Lake Gardens

A scenic drive from Kuala Kangsar, these beautifully landscaped gardens are perfect for picnics, boat rides, and enjoying the tranquility of one of Malaysia’s most well-preserved colonial-era parks.

What else to visit
In and around Ubudiah Royal Mosque

Ipoh (23.01 km)

Discover Ipoh, the heart of Malaysia’s Perak state, where echoes of old-world charm blend with vibrant street art and culinary feasts, offering an enriching urban escape.

Cameron Highland (57.53 km)

Escape to Cameron Highlands, Malaysia’s quintessential hill station, where lush tea plantations and strawberry farms stretch across misty valleys, offering a cool respite from the tropical heat.

Lumut (68.43 km)

Lumut, a serene coastal town, is often hailed as the gateway to Malaysia's enchanting Pangkor Island, boasting tranquil beaches and a relaxed ambiance.

Penang (100.44 km)

Embrace the allure of Penang, an island that weaves a tapestry of cultural diversity, historic charm, and culinary delights, standing as a proud testament to Malaysia's rich heritage.

Kek Lok Si Temple (102.98 km)

Perched on Air Itam hill, the Kek Lok Si Temple stands as a beacon of tranquility and devotion, representing the harmonious blend of Mahayana Buddhism and traditional Chinese rituals.

Taman Negara (166.37 km)

Embark on a journey to Taman Negara, Malaysia's premier national park, where ancient rainforest whispers tales of biodiversity and adventures await in its verdant embrace.

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