Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 11 Apr 2017
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As the sun falls, the lights in the minarets of Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan start to shine. Silhouettes of skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, disappear into the darkness as the greenery surrounding the mosque remains illuminated.
Located just outside the federal government complex, the government built this mosque between 1998 and 2000. The architectural design was based on the blue mosque in Istanbul; it combines Ottoman and Malay design. Similarities include the tall, slender minarets and the blue/green domes, of which there are 22 on the Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan. The domes are built using fibreglass and epoxy resin to make them light and durable. Add a visit to the mosque onto Insight Guides’ Indulgent Malaysia trip.