Malaysia is a beautiful multi-ethnic melting pot in South East Asia and while the state religion is Islamic, the Malaysian constitution guarantees freedom of religion. This unique blend of Chinese, Indian, Thai, and Malay people (along with many others) make for a diverse country with a strong religious focus on Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. This is reflected in the many beautiful Mosques and Temples that can be seen around the country. While there are many more that could be listed, here are 12 of the most stunning.
12. Malacca Straits Mosque, Malacca Island
Opened in 2006, the Malacca Straits Mosque was built on a man-made island near Malacca Town, south of Kuala Lampur. When the water levels are high, the temple appears to be floating in the ocean. The cost to build this beautiful building was 10 million Malaysian Ringgit, or about $3,165,000 USD.