Facing the Balai Besar is the Zahir Mosque, which is one of the oldest mosques in the country. It was completed in 1912 and has a distinctively Moorish architecture, with a main dome and several smaller domes surrounded by minarets.
You'll be amazed with the beautiful Islamic architecture and intricate creation of craftsmen during yesteryears, depicting purely Islamic architecture and design. Be prepared to be transported back in time.
How to Reach there:
There are regular air-conditioned express bus services from Kuala Lumpur's Puduraya bus station to Alor Setar, including Plusliner (Tel: 603-20720763).
From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines (tel. 1 300 88 3000 or 603-78463000 outside Malaysia) provides daily flights Alor Setar's Sultan Abdul Halim airport (Tel: 604- 7144301) just north of Alor Setar town. From there, you can catch a taxi to town. Optionally you can also use AirAsia (Tel: 1 300 88 9933 or 603-78849000 outside Malaysia) which provides daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) provides regular trips from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar town in Kedah. For further details please visit www.ktmb.com.my or contact KTMB at 603-22747435
From Kuala Lumpur, take the North South Expressway (NSE), heading north towards Kedah and take the Alor Setar Selatan exit (Interchange 177) into Alor Setar which is about 4km from this NSE exit.
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