Vat Phoxaysanalam is the best known temple in Xam Neua and is located about 1 km from the town center at the end of Phathi Road. It was constructed in 1956 and is home to a very old Buddha statue dating from 1565 and weighing 3,850 kg. The temple is
Continue the trip to Wat Souvanaphakham Stupa, built in 1022. Situated about 3 kilometers to the southeast of the town center, it is one of the ancient temples where local people have paid respect to since the past, so take a short time to worship in order to get good
The stupa is located near Nam Ngaen village on a hill in the northeast part of the Namtha Valley. The original stupa was constructed in 1628 to demarcate neutral territory between the Kingdoms of Lane Xang (centered in Luang Prabang) and Lane Na (centered in Chiang Mai). In 1966 the
Vat Mahaphot and an ancient city are located on hilltop just south of the main town. This and other abandoned Vats in Vieng Phoukha are believed to date to the 16th – 17th centuries. Surrounding this abandoned temple is a series of ramparts called Kou Vieng in Lao. Many people
The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam is one of the most stunning structures in the country. Commonly referred to as the ‘Blue Mosque’, it boasts the tallest minarets in the world. As visitors approach the mosque, the awe-inspiring blue dome welcomes them. Decorative Islamic calligraphy dominates
Batu Caves is a an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor. Site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. A limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves has three main caves featuring
As the most northern state in Peninsular Malaysia, Perlis has sometimes been overlooked by tourists passing through the tiny state to go to Langkawi in Kedah or Padang Besar, the border town that separates Perlis and Thailand. What it lacks in size, Perlis makes up for in inviting and friendly
The Kapitan Keling Mosque was first erected by the troops of the East India Company who were some of Penang’s first Muslim settlers, in the late 1700s. Several years later, the growing Indian Muslim community required a more permanent mosque. In 1801, the community, led by their leader, Cauder Mydin
One of Kedah’s most distinctive architectural landmarks, Masjid Zahir or Zahir Mosque stands as an elegant example of Malay- Islamic architecture. Built in 1912, it is one of the oldest mosques in the country. The design was inspired by the vision of the late Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Zainal Abidin II.
Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque (Masjid Terapung) is built on a floating platform, giving it a unique perspective from all facets. It sits snuggly on the estuary of Terengganu River and its modern architecture is due to the ingenuity of one of the princes in Terengganu. The glistening white mosque combines
Taman Tamadun Islam or The Islamic Civilization Park is an outdoor edutainment park featuring the glory of the Islamic civilization as its theme. Located in Terengganu, it prides itself in giving visitors a chance to visit and learn about historic monuments from around the world. The main attractions are the
The pink-domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite and can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time. The basement wall of the mosque resembles that of the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. The mosque consists of three main functional areas – the prayer hall, the Sahn, or courtyard,
The mosque, built in 1728 during the Dutch Occupancy, is the oldest mosque in the country. Its unique architectural style is a unique blend of Sumatran, Hindu and Western architecture. All of the building’s original wooden structures except the four main pillars and the roof structure were replaced with concrete.