This unique mosque in Terengganu is known as the ‘Russian Mosque’ of Malaysia and here is why!
Masjid Lapan Kubah, located at Kampung Lapan Kotak, Jerteh, Terengganu, is probably one of the most unique eye-catching mosques you can find in Malaysia. It stands out because of its colourful exterior and distinctive architecture.
According to Astro Awani, the architecture and colours of Masjid Lapan Kubah (the mosque with eight domes), was inspired by St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. Hence, it is locally known as Masjid Russia (Russian Mosque).
This iconic mosque was initiated by Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, Besut Member of Parliament about 9 years ago. It was built at a cost of RM4 million through public donations to replace the original century-old mosque that was falling apart.
When it was finally opened to worshipers back in 2018 during Aidilfitri, this unique mosque attracted several scores of Muslims to pray in it, including fellow worshippers from other states. It is capable of accomodating over 500 devotees at the same time.
Standing tall in a paddy field, this mosque has become the iconic landmark of its village and is perfect for visitors to capture captivating photos to share on their social feeds. It’s definitely a great opportunity for Malaysians to explore a mosque like this without travelling thousands of miles away.
If you ever find yourself visiting the East Coast state of Terengganu (maybe when the pandemic is over…), be sure to stop by at Jerteh!
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