Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque because of its highly noticeable blue and silver dome, is the state mosque of Selangor. It is the country’s largest mosque and second largest mosque in Southeast Asia.
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is a popular landmark of Shah Alam. It was named after the late Sultan of Selangor who commissioned it in 1982. The architectural design of the mosque displays a unique blend of Malay, Modernist, and Middle Eastern styles. The magnificent main dome is 51.2 metres in diameter and 106.7 metres in height. Four soaring minarets were constructed at every corner of the mosque, each standing at 142.3 metres above ground level. They are still the tallest group of minarets today according to the Guinness World Records.
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is situated about 30 kilometres west of Kuala Lumpur and 50 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur International Airport. KTM Komuter train and Rapid KL bus services are available from Kuala Lumpur to Shah Alam.
Opening Days and Hours
Monday to Thursday: 09:00 to 12:00, 14:00 to 16:00
Friday: Only open for Muslims
Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays: 9:00 to 12:00, 14:00 to 16:00, and 17:00 to 18:30
Entry Fee and Bookings
Admission is free. A volunteer tourist guide service is also available.
How to Get There
Located in Shah Alam, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is about 30 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur via Federal Highway and 40 minutes drive from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Visitors can take a car or taxi. Alternatively, visitors can also take the KTM Komuter train service, which runs every 30 minutes, from Kuala Lumpur and disembark at Shah Alam station. A taxi from the station to the mosque will take approximately 10 minutes and RM 20 (USD 4.86). Visitors taking Rapid KL bus number 63 or 338 from Kuala Lumpur will have to get off at Maybank Section 14 Shah Alam station. A walk to the mosque from the bus station will take about 10 minutes.
The mosque is suitable for visitors of all ages interested in admiring the history and architecture of a Malaysian Islamic mosque and its surrounding serene landscape.
Time to Spend
A half a day visit is sufficient to enjoy a good walk inside the mosque campus.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Non-Muslims should avoid entering the mosque during prayer times so the best time to visit is in the morning, or after 14:00.
Restaurants and cafés are easily located in the city centre of Shah Alam, which is only about 1.5 kilometres from the mosque. There are a good variety of food to opt for, from budget local food to expensive cuisines.
- Garden of Islamic Arts (0.6 kilometres)
- Sultan Alam Shah Museum (0.84 kilometres)
- Tun Uda Library (5.5 kilometres)
- Shah Alam Botanical Park (6.5 kilometres)
- Shah Alam Lake Gardens (1.2 kilometres)
- Sultan of Selangor’s Palace (13 kilometres)
- I-City of Shah Alam (7.6 kilometres)
Finding a place to stay in is not an issue as there are many hotels in and around Shah Alam. Most of them are also within a short distant of the mosque. Visitors will have accommodation choices from budget, mid-range to luxurious hotels.
Good to Know
You are required to put on modest clothing and remove your shoes when you enter the mosque. Blue robes will be provided to visitors to cover any exposed arms and legs. Female visitors will also be requested to cover their heads with scarves.