Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is in Likas Square and among the most beautiful manmade structures in the Sabah. It is the second important mosque after the State Mosque. It is surrounded by a manmade lagoon and appears to be floating on water when viewed from far. Thus, it is often referred to as floating mosque. The best pictures of the architectural marvel can be clicked at sunset, when the sun seems to hide behind the magnificent structure and the reflection of the mosque lit the water. However, a guide can reveal the details and complexities that cannot be understood otherwise.
This mosque is not floating in real but is set with water moat around and sea on both sides. One of Kota Kinabalu’s biggest attractions, this place is frequented mostly by overseas tourists. An interesting thing about this place is that boats are provided to visitors to paddle themselves around the mosque. Traditional Muslim costume needs t be worn before entering the mosque. Special covered dresses need to be worn by women before entering the mosque. Everyone is welcome inside but not during prayer/ worship hours. The best time to visit this place is just before dawn.