Sabah State Mosque

Name: Sabah State Mosque

Location: Jln Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Reason to Visit: Floating Mosque, Mosque on the Water, one of the best places to enjoy the sunset in Kota Kinabalu, one of the most magnificent mosques in Malaysia, impressive and unique honeycomb-cladding onion-shaped dome, one of the landmarks of Sabah

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00-17:00

Saturday-Sunday: 8:00-11:00


Sabah State Mosque


Sabah State Mosque is located in Jln Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. It is famous for its beautiful scene on the water because it was built on an artificial lake in Likas Bay, like floating on the water. And it got the reputation of Mosque on the Water. The amazing white building shape is perfectly integrated with the blue sky. Completed in 1975, the Sabah State Mosque is a typical contemporary Islamic building in the city center of Kota Kinabalu, which is one of the most magnificent mosques in Malaysia.


Covering an area of one hectare, which can accommodate up to 12,000 worshippers to pray. The hall of the Sabah State Mosque can accommodate 500 women. Not only the Mosque on the Water, Sabah State Mosque is also one of the most beautiful mosques with the stunning view during the sunset. The large unique honeycomb-cladding onion-shaped dome of the Sabah State Mosque is also very impressive to many visitors.



Best Time to Visit the Sabah State Mosque

The best time to visit the Sabah State Mosque is in the afternoon during the sunset because it is called one of the most beautiful mosques with the charming scenery under the sunset. It is recommended to visit the Sabah State Mosque on a clear and sunny day, when the white building is most spectacular with the blue sky and white clouds. And the scenery of the mosque reflected on the lake is the amazing view of the Mosque on the Water.


When it is in the afternoon during the sunset, the Sabah State Mosque is most charming under the sunset and it turn to be golden in the sunset, which is really magnificent and impressive. And if you are lucky, you will meet the rainbow at the same time. Not only golden, the mosque will be pink or purple under the sunset and sunset glows. And the Sabah State Mosque, sunset and sunset glows are really beautiful together with their reflection on the water of the lake. It is definitely best place to enjoy the stunning view of the sunset in Kota Kinabalu.



Find a Best Position to Photograph the Sabah State Mosque

If you want to photograph the mosque in the distance, you can take photos of it without entering the mosque. And if you want to get close to the mosque and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Floating Mosque, you can enter the mosque and take photos. If you want to take the photo of facing the Sabah State Mosque, you can stroll around the lake and find a best position to photograph. You can admire the beautiful architecture in all angles and choose the most beautiful one and take photos with it. The most beautiful scene of the mosque is the Sabah State Mosque floating on the lake on a sunny day when the white buildings and the blue sky are reflected on the water, which is magnificent and holy.


Sabah State Mosque



Enjoy the Amazing Sunset at the Sabah State Mosque

It is said that Sabah is one of the places to enjoy the most beautiful sunset in the world, especially in the beach. The sunset at the Sabah State Mosque is also very charming. You can see the white buildings turning purple, pink or golden under the sunshine. And the mosque, sunset and sunset glows are reflected on the lake, which is absolutely a impressive scene. If you are lucky enough, you will have opportunity to see the rainbow on the mosque, which adds beauty of the stunning view of the mosque.


Sabah State Mosque



Admire the Beautiful Architecture

As a contemporary Malay Muslim architecture, the Sabah State Mosque  is of great aesthetic value. The designer of Sabah State Mosque is also the designer of National Mosque of Malaysia. And the Sabah State Mosque is the first modern mosque of his design. The Sabah State Mosque combined the traditional architecture of mosques and modern design. It not only has the typical design of domes of traditional mosques, but also integrates the modern design to the interior construction. It is an example of modern Islamic architecture. Walking in the Sabah State Mosque, you can appreciate the exquisite design of the buildings carefully. The layout of hexagon is very beautiful when you are inside the mosque and look around the building.


Sabah State Mosque



Walk around the Lake

If you have enough time, you can stroll around the lake slowly and enjoy the mosque in all angles. You can immerse yourself at the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of the Sabah State Mosque. And it may be a little hot in summer in Sabah, please protect yourself from the sunshine and bring enough water with you. To avoid the heat, you’d better visit the mosque in the morning or in the afternoon, and the weather will be cooler than that at noon. You can also learn more about culture the Islam in Malaysia in the mosque as well as enjoy the beautiful scenery.


Sabah State Mosque



Travel Tips at Sabah State Mosque

  • For ladies, you should wear the robes that provided by the mosque to enter the mosque. Short pants and short skirts are not permitted to wear into the mosque.
  • For ladies, your hair should be covered by the kerchief. In another country, we should respect their religion and civilization.
  • If you enter the mosque, and you should take off your shoes. Socks are not requested to be taken off.



How to Get to the Sabah State Mosque

Taxi: Sabah State Mosque is not far away from the downtown of Kota Kintabalu. You can take a taxi to visit the Sabah State Mosque from downtown, and the cost is acceptable. Taking taxi is the most convenient way to get to the Sabah State Mosque.

Bus: Take Bus 5A and you can also reach the Sabah State Mosque.

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