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Hala Sultan Tekke

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Address: Salt Lake, Larnaka, Cyprus

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My favourite view in Cyprus

Easily accessible. Peaceful . Very small area of ancient site as well as the mosque itself. Looks beautiful viewed over the salt lake.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Easily accessible. Peaceful . Very small area of ancient site as well as the mosque itself. Looks beautiful viewed over the salt lake.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Amazing Views from the Lake and from the Tekke Masjid, a monumental and religiously historic site for Muslims.

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Havana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The mosce is small and very plain thouh it is said that it is sheltering Mohammeds fostermother..... Her sarkofag is there, but there is nobody garding the area as we could see.. Nice peaceful area Close to the salt lake. Worth a visit.

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larnaca
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Benefits from money poured in by EU & US, pity that its followers don't follow suit. Many Christian establishments are desecrated in other parts of the world as a result of fanatical Islamists.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Totally worth the long walk in the heat. The place is still and tranquil, the floor covered with beautiful carpets. You might not meet a single person, so you may want to bring your guidebook to tell you about the history.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a particularly important shrine for the Muslims, the Mosque of Umm Haram, the wet nurse of Muhammad. It is found on the shore of a large salt lake, the gentle breeze of which makes it also a pleasant place to walk around.

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Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Its a great walk in between the salt lake in the middle of nature. Why not walk it from Larnaca city like we did?

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Pasco, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I walked to the mosque from the McKenzie beach area in Larnaca which took a little over an hour. Most of the walk is by the salt lake which is full of flamingos so it is very pleasant (although I wouldn't recommend trying it in hot weather). The mosque itself is fairly plain, especially inside, but it... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

lets start with the fact its free and next to the salt flats where the flamingos hang out! so its worth a look. the structure is beautiful, although there are 100's of cats (wild but friendly)! took so many pictures here with the salt flats as a back drop. and you can go inside and look around. its free and... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

This mosque is along the gorgeous Salt Lake. While researching we told three different stories about the mosque but the common theme was that someone important to the Muslim faith died here and the Mosque is her memorial. You can go inside but we did not as people were praying. A surprise at the site were exposed ancient walls found... More 

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