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Unique Architectural Crystal Mosque / Masjid Kristal MALAYSIA

This unique structure adopts a contemporary style injected with Moorish and Gothic elements. Oddly enough, in this theme park embracing Islamic culture across the globe, the Crystal Mosque contains elements of Chinese architecture and design, much to the irritation of many Malaysians

The Crystal Mosque or Masjid Kristal the mosque is located in the Islamic Heritage Park in Wan Man Island off Terengganu. The uniqueness of this mosque has made it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Malaysia.  Created out of steel and glass, the mosque is unlike any other in the world. Its sleek and modern look reflects off the water and the mosque is often illuminated from the inside, which makes its glass domes shine. Keeping with its modern style, the entire mosque is also, bizarrely, connected with wireless internet and full IT facilities, seemingly a point of pride for the architects.

crystal mosque kuala terengganu malaysia
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crystal mosque kuala terengganu malaysia
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Built between the years 2006 to 2008 and was officially opened on 8 February 2008 by 13th in Pertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu. Although there is some actual crystal present within the structure of the Crystal Mosque, much of the clear material you see as you approach it is glass. In order to get the full effect of the mosque’s crystalline appearance, it’s best to visit at nighttime, when it’s lit up and almost looks surreal.

crystal mosque kuala terengganu malaysia
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crystal mosque kuala terengganu malaysia
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The Crystal Mosque is regarded one of most beautiful mosques in the world. This unique structure adopts a contemporary style injected with Moorish and Gothic elements. Oddly enough, in this theme park embracing Islamic culture across the globe, the Crystal Mosque contains elements of Chinese architecture and design, much to the irritation of many Malaysians. The Islam Heritage Park also features replicas of many of the world’s most famous mosques from around the world. Its sleek and modern look design reflects off the water and often illuminated from the inside, which makes its glass domes shine.

crystal mosque kuala terengganu malaysia
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crystal mosque kuala terengganu malaysia
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Masjid Kristal is the country’s first intelligent mosque with a built-in IT infrastructure and WiFi connection, providing visitors with internet access with which to read the electronic Quran seemingly a point of pride for the architects. The masjid has a capacity to accommodate over 1,500 worshippers at one time. The visitors get excited and enjoy the beauty of mosque, actually wonderful place, where different countries tourist come to see the beauty of the mosque is a very solid foundation of all. A large crystal chandelier forms the main prayer hall’s centerpiece. At night, the mosque comes alive with a mesmerizing display of lights, which changes the color of its domes and minarets to pink, green, yellow and blue.

crystal mosque kuala terengganu malaysia
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crystal mosque kuala terengganu malaysia
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