The Pahang State Mosque in Kuantan is the centrepiece of Kuantan town.
Located in the heart of the town beside the post office and opposite Kuantan old town, it is the Islamic centre of worship in Kuantan.
Many years ago I visited the Pahang State Mosque, hoping to be able to go inside. Not only did I mange to go inside, but I had a guide who showed me around, and he allowed me to take pictures too. He didn't speak any English though, so I attempted to ask him questions using my shaky Bahasa Melayu. Overall it was unsuccessful!
The beautiful minarets at the Pahang State Mosque, Kuantan
Entrance to the Pahang State Mosque, Kuantan
My guide took me up one of these minarets, a very tight spiral staircase, but the view from the top was beautiful.
Spectacular view of the marvellous domes of the Pahang State Mosque, Kuantan, as the storm clouds began gathering. This was taken from midway up a minaret.
Being inside the Pahang State Mosque is a beautiful experience. It is quiet and peaceful, but above all, the artwork and design of this lovely edifice is inspiring.
Beautiful stained-glass window
Prayer hall in Pahang State Mosque, Kuantan
I can clearly see seven distinct 'levels' in the structure of the Pahang State Mosque, including the small domes, large dome and minarets. I wonder if this has any symbolic significance to Muslims?
The mosque is a beautiful sight!
And here it is in all its beauty at night!
Incidentally this image was my favourite of the year 2010. See my top ten favourite pictures of 2010 here