Ubudiah Royal Mosque is the most beautiful mosque in Perak is situated besides the Bukit Chandan Royal Mausoleum, Kuala Kangsar. The mosque was built at the royal command of Sultan Idris Murshidul Azam Shah, the 28th Sultan Perak to fulfill his Royal Highness' religious vow. Masjid Ubudiah is in high ranking on the list of Malaysia's most beautiful mosques stands proudly and majestically in Kuala Kangsar with its unique design of golden dome.
The Ubudiah Mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, the British architect who also designed the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Carcosa Seri Negara, the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Ipoh Railway Station. Its architecture is in the Indo-Saracenic style. Besides that, the Makam Al-Ghufran or a Perak royal mausoleum is also located near the mosque.
Kuala Kangsar is served by the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, about 47 km from Kuala Kangsar town. You can board flights such as Malindo Air, Firefly or Tiger Air to the airport. Once you reach airport you can take taxi or bus to get to Ubudiyah Royal Mosque.
You can board Transnational or Konsortium Bus Express at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kangsar. The distance from the town is only 1.7 km where you just can walk or board taxi or bus to get to the mosque.
If you travel from North and South Peninsular of Malaysia you may use North-South Expressway to reach Kuala Kangsar. If you travel from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kangsar the journey takes 2 hours 40 minutes’ drive away.
The Electric Train Service (ETS) is a great way to reach Kuala Kangsar. You can take the ETS train from Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station to reach Kuala Kangsar Railway Station.
Memorial Palace or known as Istana Kenangan is the most famous icon in Kuala Kangsar. You can see the unique of the palace where it’s made entirely of wood, without any nails. This palace is situated near Iskandariah Palace and the building was planned after the big flood that befell Perak in 1926. You also can take picture of the unique design of the palace during your visit here.
Oldest Rubber Tree is the first rubber tree planted in Malaya during the colonial rule. Nine seedlings were brought from Brazil in 1877 by an English botanist, Henry Nicholas Ridley who established the rubber industry in Malaysia. This older rubber tree is the only one that survived and still standing today.
The Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery was formerly known as Istana Hulu. The interesting part of the gallery is the combination of Asian and European architectural styles. The gallery is mainly features the history and achievements of the Sultan Perak. The gallery also provides information on the history and showcases replicas, photographs, automobiles and more.
Pavillion Tower was built in 1920, during the reign of Sultan Iskandar Shah. It was used as the resting place for Sultan Iskandar Shah after polo matches. Even though the Pavilion Tower is not in use anymore now, it has been chosen as one of the prime tourist destinations in Kuala Kangsar.
The Garden Resort (Homestay) is a wise choice when you are visiting Kuala Kangsar City Center. The hotel has a very good location which is nearby tourist destinations such as Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery within 1 km and Oldest Rubber Tree within 0.7 km. This 1-star budget resort is the smartest choice for visitors who wish to travel comfortably on budget.
MH Sentral Hotel Sungai Siput is a 3-star hotel is ideally situated in Kuala Kangsar. This hotel provides easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Staying at MH Sentral Hotel Sungai Siput will surely satisfy you with its great hospitality and offer cheap price to the guests.