Mosques have been a landmark of Muslim communities around the world throughout the history of Islam. It is the place we seek peace from, and the place we feel closest to Him. While there are many beautiful mosques to visit in Kuala Lumpur
, there's a stunning mosque in Terengganu that's worth a visit on your next road trip.
Situated in Kampung Lapan Kotak, a village in Besut, Terengganu, it's easy to be enchanted by the bright colourful domes of Masjid Lapan Kubah
. Also known as Masjid Russia due to the architectural resemblance to St. Basil's Cathedral in Russia, it was built to replace an old wooden century-old mosque that once stood on the same site.
Today, it has become one of the newest landmarks in Terengganu and giving visitors more things to do and visit in the northeastern state of Peninsular Malaysia.
According to Astro Awani
, the vice president of Masjid Lapan Kubah, Wan Ahmad Wan Yaacob, shared that the unique architecture combined with colourful domes have attracted visitors far and wide. Some would even travel up north to perform their prayers in this mosque that resembles the ones seen overseas.
Masjid Lapan Kubah can accommodate up to a group of 500 people and has steadily become the village's new place to congregate during Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha.
As the mosque continues to attract more visitors, the management has also set up a special corner where visitors can learn more about the early history of the former wooden mosque and the establishment of the new Masjid Lapan Kubah.
If you're planning a trip to Terengganu, make sure to visit the incredible Masjid Lapan Kubah too. You can also make the most of your time by checking out these exciting things to do in Terengganu