The majestic arch of Kota Darul Ehsa stands in all its glory as the gateway to the city of Petaling Jaya. Being Malaysia's biggest arch, Kota Darul Ehsan was officially opened in 1981 to commemorate the sacrifice of the Selangor state to the federal government and sets the boundaries of Selangor with Kuala Lumpur. The architecture of the arch features elements of Moorish design - as seen on the domes of the arch - and is similar in build to the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station which is also located in the near vicinity. Four century-old cannons are positioned at the base of the arch while a series of flags & state crests are positioned at the top. The arch is particularly spectacular after dusk when it illuminates the night sky with magnificent shades of soft gold.
No fees are applicable
Can be viewed at any time of the day
10 – 15 minutes
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children
The century-old cannons at the base and the state crests
Prayer facilities in the vicinity of the Kota Darul Ehsa include several mosques in Petaling Jaya such as the Sultan Abdul Aziz Jame Mosque and Masjid KampungTunku. Since the Kota Darul Ehsa is located at the very edge of Kuala Lumpur, travelers may go to one of the mosques in the main city centre as well.
Halal food in the vicinity of Kota Darul Ehsa, in Petaling Jaya, is plentiful, including options such as the SaleroNegori, RestoranJaring, DesaPaku and The Street Café in the city. Traditional Malay cuisine as well as international cuisine are available in abundance.