When we visit a new place, one of the first things we look at is the architecture. And why not? There is a reason why there are famous buildings in the world who have given the country the reputation for ingenuity. Just look at the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, or the Empire State Building; these are examples of structures that have become icons of architecture inventiveness around the world.
One of the countries that feature awesome architecture is Malaysia. They have mastered preserving the old architectural design and coupling it with the tall, modern buildings that they are becoming known for. If you are going to visit Malaysia, why not take a 4×4 and drive around the country to see these architectural marvels?
Here we have listed down sites you can visit in your trip.
Probably the most popular skyscraper in Malaysia, the Petronas Twin Towers can be found right at Kuala Lumpur’s city centre. It is considered to be the tallest towers in the world, at 1100 feet above ground. The design is meant to show Islamic geometric patterns, like the eight-pointed stars formed by interlocking squares.
Known as the Crystal Mosque, from the name itself, it is uniquely built with steel and glass. You can find Masjid Kristal on Wan Man Island at the Islamic Heritage Park in Kuala Terengganu. If you want to see something breathtaking, visit the site either at dusk or dawn to see how the sun reflects light on the mosque.
If you find yourself in Langkawi, one of the first things you think of visiting are the beaches. Well, set aside a couple of hours to visit one of the most exciting structures in Malaysia. The Langkawi Sky Bridge crosses Mount Mat Cincang and through the rain forest. It is 2000 above sea level and is 400 feet long. You can even see Thailand from there.
You will never miss the Batu Caves because there is 140 feet statue of the Hindu god, Lord Murugan, sitting right in front of it. Climb 272 steps up the mountain and into the famous caves found just outside Kuala Lumpur. Inside, you can visit temples and marvel at how big the caves are. Watch your step, though, because the caves can be slippery.
The Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque is also known as the Floating Mosque because it stands on at the mouth of the Terengganu River. The architectural design fuses design from the Moors and a more modern motif. This was done in the hoped of showcasing how Terengganu state is developing, leading to a more modernised Malaysian community.
So when you find yourself driving around Malaysia, make sure to visit any of these destinations and marvel at Malay architectural ingenuity.