Kuala Kangsar Things to Do
Located in the state of Perak in Malaysia Kuala Kangsar is the royal capital of the country and location of some of the most important events in Malaysia’s history. When visiting Kuala Kangsar things to do include several historical sites and unique architecture achievements.
Things To See In Kuala Kangsar
- Ubudiah Mosque: commissioned in 1911 by Sultan Idris Murshidul Adzam Shah I the Ubudiah Mosque is said to be the most Mosque in the entire country of Malaysia. Many tourists who have visited it attest to this fact noting the intricate architectural designs, well-kept grounds and unique onion shaped golden dome. Note that it is possible to enter the mosque but not during times of prayer and remember to dress conservatively as this is a still active place of worship.
- The First Rubber Tree: planted in 1877 this rubber tree is a part of Malaysia’s economic history. In 1877 an English botanist Henry Nicholas Ridley brought nine rubber tree seedlings from Brazil to then British Malaya. These nine trees laid the foundation for Malaysia’s rubber industry which was one of the largest in the world in the 19th and 20th centuries.
- Istana Kenangan: originally built of woven bamboo and wood the Istana Kenangan served as the royal palace between 1931 and 1933. As a temporary palace, it later served as a guest home and location for royal receptions. Currently, it houses the Royal Museum of Perak. Visitors are quick to note the striking yellow and black color scheme used in the building’s exterior and interior layouts.
- Perak Royal Mausoleum: located next to the Ubudiah Mosque the Perak Royal Mausoleum (also known as the Al-Ghufran Royal Cemetery) is a somber but important part of Malaysian history. It is the final burial site of many members of the Perak royal family.
- Ridzuaniah Mosque: overshadowed by the more famous the Ubudiah Mosque the Ridzuaniah Mosque is still worth your time to visit. The mosque was opened in October of 1916 by Sultan Abdul Jalil Karamatullah Shah who also provided the needed land. In the 100 years since its opening, the mosque has been expanded to accommodate more worshipers and can currently accommodate 1,000 people.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Kuala Kangsar in Malaysia.