Sandakan is one of the biggest city of Sabah which is a Malaysian state situated on northeast side of Borneo. This city is popular for its breathtakingly beautiful scenery, the sanctuary for Sepilok Orangutan and limestone caves. Moreover, there are some spectacular temples and mosques that include:
1. Sandakan Jamek Mosque
It is one of the most popular mosques in Sandakan. This mosque was opened in 1890 and is the oldest mosque of the city. It is situated near Sandakan heritage trail and was built by a Muslim merchant named Damsah. A lot of tourists come to visit it as it is the oldest mosque of the city.
2. PuuJih Shih
It is a Buddhist temple in Sandakan and is located on a hill that is almost 4 kilometres in the west of the town centre. You can enjoy panoramic views of Sandakan bay. As compared to other Buddhist and Chinese temples in Sandakan it is relatively new. However, it is already popular for having giant statues of Buddha and dragons.
3. Masjid Besar Sandakan
This is the grand mosque of the town and it is built on top of a hill that overlooks the sea. It took 4 years to build this mosque and it was opened for public in 1990. Its construction is similar to a spaceship that just landed. The dome of this mosque consists of geometric patterns and has a square base. This mosque is especially designed to accommodate a lot of people at one time.
These are some mosques and temples that are usually included in Sandakan day tours.