National Mosque of Malaysia Jalan Perdana Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
At first, we went to the iconic land mark “I love KL”. It is located in merdeka square and there is no entry fee to visit the place. This was a photo stop and we spent about 20 minutes there. There is a gallery building near to the land mark and you can plan a visit if you have time. We then headed towards the grand mosque. Make sure you are dressed appropriately to visit the mosque. As it was a Friday, there were plenty of stalls that served food and sold books outside the mosque.
The Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque and the Basilica cistern are all within walking distance of one another. A quick metro ride into the Sultanahmet area and I was at the famed Blue Mosque. I draped myself in a kaftan they provided at the entrance and spent the rest of my time sitting inside on it's carpeted floors, gaping at the intricate tiling and art work, while trying to get spiritual.
Guandi Temple Jalan Tun H S Lee Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
After that stint, it was time for coffee, tea and cakes at this very cool café called Lucy in the Sky. The Charcoal and Bamboo Mille Crepe was very delicious, and so was their strawberry tea. This is when the downpour started – best to keep umbrellas with you at all times.Day 2
Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple Lorong Burma George Town Penang Malaysia
Through our travels around SE Asia, we have come across a lot of beautiful Buddhist temples but the Dharamikarma temple is one of the most unique, serene and beautiful temples of the lot. Built in Burmese style, the temple has stunning Buddha statues, walls covered with stories and quiet prayer rooms. We spent more time in this temple than anywhere else in Penang because it was so peaceful. The monks inside are friendly and if you are lucky you can even converse with them. This place is a must visit.
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple Jalan Tokong Malacca Malaysia
Melaka’s Harmony Street has a 600 year old Chinese temple - Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, one of the oldest mosques of Malaysia - Kampong Kling Mosque, and a South Indian Temple - Sri Vinayagar Temple next to each other. On the other hand the Heeran street has Malaysia’s only Private Museum which belongs to the 4th generation of a Peranakan family. Peranakan’s are descendents of Chinese-Malay origin and have been part of Malaysia for centuries now. This museum, which is known as the Baba-Nyonya museum, showcases the Peranakan way of life of the 19th century at its best and the guides’ tales have a tinge of humor with a dose of traditional history making it a highlight of tour to Melaka. On one side where Jonker street hoists the Chinese influence on Melaka, Little India is the best place to see the vibrancy of Indian festivities and enjoy Indian cuisine.