Holidays to various Islamic countries, a new complete when visiting mosques famous. Beautiful architecture, luxurious interior decoration to make this mosque must be visited.
Compiled detikTravel of Unusual Earth website on Thursday (11/07/2013), the following 10 most beautiful mosques in the world:
1. Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Turkey
Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque built near the Hagia Sophia and Byzantine imperial palace in Istanbul. The construction work began in 1609 and took seven years. This mosque has a dome that staircase.
While visiting the mosque, the traveler will see six slender towers that surround the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Formerly in the mosque complex there madrasa, a hospital, a primary school, a market, and the tomb of the founder. Most of the buildings being torn down in the 19th century.
2. Faisal Mosque, Pakistan
Faisal Mosque is located in the plains with the beautiful backdrop of Mount Margalla Hills, Islamabad, Pakistan. This is the largest mosque in South Asia. Faisal Mosque designed by a Turkish architect, Vedat Dalokay, with a roof shaped like a desert tent Bedouin tribe.
Being at a height, Faisal Mosque can be seen by the traveler from afar both in daylight and at night. Faisal Mosque is currently conceived as the National Mosque of Pakistan.
3. Nabawi Mosque, Saudi Arabia
Prophet's Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia is considered as the second holiest mosque and a second mosque built in the history of Islam by Prophet Muhammad SAW. In the middle there is a mosque pulpit preaching place of the Prophet Muhammad SAW.
Last renovation occurred under King Fahd and have greatly increased the size of the mosque. So that it can accommodate a large number of visiting pilgrims and pilgrims. Now the mosque is equipped with air-conditioned and decorated with marble.
4. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Brunei Darussalam
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is located in Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of Brunei Darussalam. Golden dome of the mosque was shining in at night.
In addition to the main dome covered with pure gold, Masjid Sultan Omar Saiffudin also decorated with marble pillars imported from Italy, granite from Shanghai floor. Crystal chandeliers and carpets are also imported from the UK and Saudi Arabia.
5. Crystal Mosque, Malaysia
Masjid Kristal is a mosque located in the tourist area of Islamic civilization in Island Park Wan Man, Terengganu, Malaysia. This mosque is very stately as it is built of steel, glass and crystal.
This mosque was built between 2006 and 2008. Crystal Mosque was officially opened on February 8, 2008 by Yang in 13th-Pertuan Agung, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu.
6. Kul-Sharif Mosque, Russia
Kul-Sharif mosque located in Kazan Kremlin, Russia. During its development, the mosque is known as the largest mosque in Russia, and in Europe, of course, outside Istanbul.
This mosque was built in the Kazan Kremlin 16th century. Then called Kul-Sharif mosque, the imam who work there. Kul-Sharif died together when their students crowded maintain Kazan of the Russian occupation in 1552.
7. Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali
Great Mosque of Djenne is the largest mud building in the world and environment friendly. The mosque is located near the Bani River, City of Djenne, Mali, Africa.
The first mosque was built at the request of the French colonial government in 1906. In fact, Djenne Mosque is considered as one of the best examples of the style of architecture in the region south of the Sahara.
8. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, UAE
This architectural masterpiece is one of the largest mosques in the world, with a capacity of 41,000 worshipers. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates has 82 vaults, pole vaulting end berlapisi resemble candles and 24 carat gold, as well as the largest hand knotted rugs in the world.
Pond that surrounds the mosque reflects light, reinforce its beauty. White color and a striking gold shining in the sun turns at night by a unique lighting system that reflects the phases of the moon.
9. Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, Brunei Darussalam
Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah is a magnificent mosque located in Bandar Sri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. Local people know him as Kiarong Mosque. The mosque is considered one of the grandest monuments to Muslims.
Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque is the brainchild of Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah and Yang Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam State. Fine arts and interior design of the mosque shows the depth of expression of love to build a beautiful symbol of devotion to Islam.
10. Grand Mosque, Saudi Arabia
Grand Mosque is the holiest Muslim. This is fulcrum-based Muslim prayers in the Kaaba. The mosque is located in the city of Makkah, and is the largest mosque in the world.
Grand Mosque can accommodate up to 4 million worshipers. Muslims from all over the world who visit the Grand Mosque during the Haj season.