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A visit to Islamic Civilization Park in Pulau Wan Man, Terengganu, Malaysia will give you a exhaustive idea of many of Islam’s greatest structures from around the world.

The Islamic Civilization Park is an interactive journey of Islamic monuments of the world. It is a Malaysia vacation entertainment and educational destination. Located on Pulau Wan Man (Wan Man Island) in Kuala Terengganu. The 23-hectare Park is part of a project under the East Coast Economic Region (ECER) to further raise Kuala Terengganu as a waterfront city.

It is an an opportunity for visitors to see the sensationswonders of the Islamic world, for sprawled on the 23-hectare site on the island, one of many dotting Sungai Terengganu, are scaled-down replicas of many of Islam’s greatest mosques, minarets and palaces from around the world.

There are 21 monuments of Islamic architecture on the island, including the Dome of The Rock in Palestine, the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Al-Hambra Citadel in Spain, the Taj Mahal in India, the Kalyan Minaret in Uzbekistan, the Samarra Mosque in Iraq, the Mohd Ali Mosque in Egypt, the Qairawan Mosque in Tunisia, the Allepo Citadel in Syria and the Kul Syarif Mosque in Russia.

There is also Malaysia’s own icon, the Crystal Mosque. The state-of-the-art mosque, made of crystal shine glass with a steel foundation, is the first of its kind in the world. Crystal Mosque is an icon for the Islamic Civilization Park and a new landmark for Kuala Terengganu beside Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah aka floating mosque.

The Islamic Park Terengganu Malaysia is divided into two zones: the Islamic Civilisation Complex and the Public Zone. The Islamic Civilisation Complex features the first theme park that acclaims the achievements of Islamic architecture. The main attractions of this theme park are five interactive monuments, namely Malaysia’s National Mosque, the Dome of the Rock of Palestine, the Sacred Mosque of Saudi Arabia (Masjidil Haram), Al-Hambra Citadel of Spain and the Taj Mahal of India.

The public Zone also boasts the biggest convention center in the east coast of peninsula Malaysia. It can seat up to 3,000 people at any one time.

The 21 replicas of monuments:
1. The Dome of the Rock (Qubbah As Sakhrah), Palestine
2. National Mosque, Malaysia
3. The Sacred Mosque (Masjidil Haram), Makkah, Saudi Arabia
4. Al-Hambra Citadel, Granada, Spain
5. Taj Mahal, India
6. Badshahi Mosque, Pakistan
7. Kudus Al-Manar Mosque, Indonesia
8. The Prophet’s Mosque (Al-Nabawi), Medina, Saudi Arabia
9. Great Mosque of Samara, Iraq
10. Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan City, Russia
11. The Great Mosque of Qairawan, Tunisia
12. Lutfallah Mosque, Iran
13. Agadez Grand Mosque, Nigeria
14. Suleyman Mosque, Turkey
15. Pattani Mosque, Thailand
16. Minaret of Xian, China
17. Mausoleum of Abu Nasr Parsa, Afghanistan
18. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Brunei
19. Aleppo Citadel, Syria
20. Kalyan Minaret, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
21. Mohammad Ali Mosque (Alabaster Mosque), Cairo

Public transportation:

There are everyday shuttles from the city center to the Park. Taxi services are also available from the city center to the Park. Alternatively, visitors can take the “Penampang” boat or a cruise boat from the Shahbandar Jetty to Tok Ku Paloh Jetty located in the Park itself.

A visitor, Mohd Fairus Lizam Mohd Zaid, 29, said his visit to the park provided him a better insight on the development of Islamic civilization.

Terengganu Tourism director Suhaimi Abu Hassan Shari said the Islamic Civilization Park had attracted 1.6 million visitors since it opened in February last year.

Meanwhile, Terengganu Malaysian Hotels Association secretary Shahrir Naelis Amir, who is also the manager of Felda Residence, said a travel package on “Islamic Culture in Terengganu” which included visits to the Islamic Civilization Park and the Crystal Mosque would be introduced for visitors, especially from Asia, USA and Europe.

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