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Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

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During 2 hours visit to Male .We visited this old mosque which is considered the oldest mosque in the country, was established in1656 ! .The whole mosque made from coral stone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

the exterior wall is made of corals and joints are without adhesive. The locals used the self-adhesive characteristic of coral to join the blocks into walls. Beautifully and intricately carved. Take note of the lacquered work inside the mosque. In the yard, is the cemetery. The shape of the tombstones indicates the gender, the height indicates the social hierachy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

During 2 hours visit to Male .We visited this old mosque which is considered the oldest mosque in the country, was established in1656 ! .The whole mosque made from coral stone .The side of the mosque is a cemetery with many elaborately carved tombstones. Stones with rounded tops are for females, those with pointy tops are for males and those... More 

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Amazing old stone Mosque. It was Friday when I visited the place and some Muslim are praying. I always love the way they sing their prayers. We will just walked around since non-Muslim cannot enter unless you will obtain a permit. Beside the Mosque is an old cemetery with interesting tombstone shape. Round-topped is for women while the pointed tombstone... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great place to discover the religious history of the Maldives. Be respectful. Wear the appropriate attire in order to go in, especially women.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

There are not many sites in Male' to see, so this is a must. This is the original main mosque in Male' and is really very different from the main Friday Mosque, which is also worth a visit but is modern. It is in fact the oldest in the country dating back to 1656! The gardens are small but really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

These antique places are amazing. Too bad we weren't allowed inside the place since its a mosque. Even from a distance you can see the beautiful stones of the place.

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Tehran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

All the walls in the mosque are built with coral stones intricately carved with Arabic calligraphy and ornamental patterns; the roof, window frames and doors made of different kinds of wood such as teak, sandalwood and redwood. This mosque also displays breathtakingly beautiful coral carvings and expert lacquer work done by Maldivians. It worth to visit!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Hukuru Miskiiy is fascinating for what it tells you about Maldivian history and the conversion from buddhism into islam. It is a small building but has a grand history and some pretty architecture (mostly made from coral!)

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Hukuru Miskiiy Mosque or simply the Old Friday Mosque is located not far from the jetty where the tender from the cruise ship let the passenger off. The ground itself also included an ancient cemetery next to the mosque. The ancient mosque is still operating and receive worshipers on daily basis. The sign outside the mosque prohibit non-Moslem to enter... More 

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Forster, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This historic mosque dating back to the 1600's still operates today. It is a magnificent old building carved out of coral stone. The mosque has an ancient cemetery in its grounds and is surrounded by a simple garden.

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Location: Asia  >  Maldives  >  Kaafu Atoll  >  North Male Atoll  >  Male

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