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Looking up into the dome of the mosque

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Looking up from the first floor terrace into the dome of the Shah Alam mosque, Selangor, Malaysia.

 

The largest mosque in the country, the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque is known for its dome which is 170 feet in diameter and reaches 350 feet above ground.

 

Commissioned by the late Sultan when he declared Shah Alam as the new capital of Selangor in 1974, construction began in 1982 and finished in 1988. It has been given the nickname of being the new/contemporary blue mosque, opposed to the historic and more famous blue mosque of Istanbul. The mosque is large enough that it can accommodate 160,000 worshipers and on a clear day it can be seen from certain vantage points in Kuala Lumpur, 25 km away.

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Taken on May 7, 2008