Malaysia is home to three of Asia’s most elaborate cultures, namely Malay, Chinese and Indian. The 67th largest country in the world is home to major religions of the world that coexist with each other in close harmony. The root of this cosmopolitan nature of Malaysia traces back to the 1400 AD, during the reigns of Malacca Sultanate. Around the same time Malacca emerged as a vital center for maritime trade, thereby witnessing cultural exchange between merchants coming from all across Asia and Middle East. Large influx of labors and merchants from India and China during 1800s and in the early 1900s when British colonized Malacca, further enhanced their cultural exchange. Thus with such influences of culture in the country, Malaysia can be easily called a nation that exhibits a unique demography of multifarious cultures.
Malaysia’s history had a lot of influence on its cultural polygamy. A trip to Malaysia can be best experienced by exploring various religious shrines. They stand tall as the landmark of different cultures which coexist in the country. Jamek Mosque for instance, situated at the confluence of Klang and Gombak Rivers signifies the richness of Islam culture which is prevalent in the country. Batu Caves on the other hand is a Hindu Temple and one of the most prominent places of worship for the Malayalam community in the country. Any plan for Malaysia holidays is incomplete until you include few of these religious monuments in your list of sightseeing destinations.
After Malaysia gained its independence in 1957, the country decided to construct a national mosque as the symbol of its independence. Hence National Mosque was built at Kuala Lampur. With a capacity of 15,000 people, it is definitely a gigantic mosque that you should not miss out on. Other famous religious places located in the country includes Sri Mahamariamman Temple, St’ Mary’s cathedral located in Kuala Lampur, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque located in Selangor, and Christ Church in Malacca, etc.
Malaysian Wonders therefore, can be best experienced not only by visiting its famous tourist destination but also by taking a glimpse of its rich religious culture.