Also known as Masjid Zahir, this mosque is another significant landmark in Alor Setar and one of the most charming mosques in Malaysia. Built using unique Moorish architecture, the five domes depicts the five pillars of Islam. Officially opened in 1912, this state Mosque is an architectural landmark as it is one of the largest and grandest mosques in Malaysia.
Built in the tradition of the Moorish architecture, it has numerous arches and columns that are an epitome of grandeur. The state of Kedah's reading competition is held in the premises of the Mosque. The competitors are reading than from the Koran.