Kuching, the largest city and capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, inherits a rich historical legacy and has achieved the status of a recognised tourist attraction. There is much to see and do in the locality and visitors will find much to interest them in this fascinating cultural environment.
The splendid Kuching Mosque is noteworthy as one of the most recognisable landmarks in the city. Situated in a picturesque setting on the riverside, the mosque’s unmistakable golden cupolas can be easily seen from afar. Despite the mosque being a comparatively modern construction dating from 1968, its architecture conforms to conventional Islamic design principles. In fact, the place of worship is located on a former Muslim burial ground where an ancient wooden mosque once stood. Kuching Mosque features a splendid design to be seen on no other such place of worship in the world. Its combination of traditional Islamic motifs expertly blends with Italian and Midwestern architecture to give it a unique appearance that is seen nowhere else. This unique shrine once had the status of being the official state mosque, but this title has since been transferred to the newly constructed State Mosque. This latter place of worship, with its distinctive cupola design, may be found across the riverfront at Petra Jaya. Another notable mosque may be seen at Gambier Street behind the numerous shop houses. This particular mosque was the place of prayer for the local Muslim Indian community.
The city of Kuching offers many other attractions for the visitor, including a number of museums, Kuching city sightseeing, and the beauty of the surrounding nature. A popular attraction is the Tua Pek Kong Temple, the most ancient Chinese shrine in the city. Numerous vibrant festivals are held here. The science buff will be lured by the Sultan Iskandar Planetarium, the first facility of its kind to be constructed in Malaysia. Visitors will be intrigued by the sight of modern skyscrapers in the city in the vicinity of a verdant junglescape. You will also find interesting bazaars and marketplaces to explore in this fascinating locality.
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