Ubudiah Mosque

The Ubudiah Mosque is a mosque located in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Perak. It is claimed to be the most beautiful mosque in Perak. It stands proudly and majestically with its golden dome and minarets creating a spellbinding sight, from near and afar.

The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, the same architect who design of the Ipoh and the Kuala Lumpur railway station. It was built in 1913 on the orders of the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Idris Murshidul Adzam Shah I as thanksgiving for recovery from an illness which plagued him in those early days. Its architecture design is in the Indo-Saracenic style

The mosque was opened for public in 1917. The cost of building the mosque at that time was estimated at RM200,000.

Image by: Nicolas Lannuzel

Operating Hours

Daily: 10.00 a.m – 5.00 p.m


There is no entrance fee.


Jalan Istana, 33000 Kuala Kangsar, Negeri Perak, Malaysia.

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The Ubudiah Mosque located in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar in the state of Perak, Malaysia, features the voluptuous Indo-Saracenic style of architecture popular in Asian colonies of the British Empire.

Christine Osborne

If the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is known as one of the most beautiful train stations in the world, the Ubudiah Mosque is regarded as one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. What do these two stately buildings have in common? They were both designed by the same prolific architect, Arthur Benison Hubback.

Zain Abdullah

Ubudiah Mosque is one of the most beautiful in the state of Perak. It is a great place to go to for photo shoots if you get married in Kuala Kangsar. (I did mine there too…beautiful!!!)

i am ummi

Nearby Attractions

Lenggong Archaeological Gallery

The Lenggong Archeological Gallery is located in a former oil palm plantation area in Kampung Tampan Village, Lenggong. The gallery was established after the discovery of Lenggong Valley as the archaeological site of the Paleolithic period.

Bukit Larut

Bukit Larut is one of the highland destination in Malaysia. It is located at an altitude of 1,250 m above sea level in Taiping, Perak. The hill is the wettest area in the country due to the heavy rainfall all year round. The hill’s daily temperatures are ranging between 10 to 25 degrees Celsius. It is an ideal destination for those wanting to escape from the heat and humidity of Malaysia’s lowlands.

Charcoal Factory Kuala Sepetang

The factory is located along the northern Perak coastline, just 15 kilometres from Taiping. The charcoal produced here is claimed to be the best charcoal in Asia and has a lot of demand from the large Japanese market.

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