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Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Male
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

A old mosque representing the history of Islam in Maldives. Made by Lime Stone & Wood Hand Curved with Art that you will never see anywhere else. The Atmosphere around give you a fresh breeze to the past.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

its a small mosque not justified in pictures; you have to look with the naked eye & touch the walls to appreciate it. However, its design is not that of a typical mosque of that era as well as the rows drawn for prayers were oblique which baffled me

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

According to our guide, this dates back about 400 years. Out there is a water well used for washing before prayers and there was on the floor a jug at the end of a long pole used to draw water. Interesting and again worth a visit.

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Palghat
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The structure is old with traces of Buddhist architecture. There was a prayer going on and hence i didn't get the chance of entering the mosque.

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Port Dickson
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Hukuru Miskiiy is a mystical old mosque with fascinatingly intricate coral stone carving which I have never seen before. The low roofed mosque is still active and you need to dress accordingly to enter the mosque. I hope it will be kept intact be declared ad a World Heritage. Anybody visits Maldives should not miss this mosque and see art... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The mosque is intact and in good shape although it is 350 years old. worth a visit for those who appreciate history

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This building is a must to visit if you take a trip to North Male from you're island you are staying at.as its such an ancient piece of history. with lots of carvings etc. My husband had to wear a long skirt though & cover his top half with a tee shirt, and I had to cover my head, &... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Nice history. Tour guide told us the history, on how they took different materials to build this mosque and it was a remarkable piece of art.

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Pulau Mantanani Besar, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Detailed coral carving stones. Amazing architecture. Should be listed as a world heritage venue. It should be preserved and look after properly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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80 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

In a relatively modern city this is a well-preserved piece of the past. As others have said non-Muslims can only view the outside and surrounding tombs, however even that gives you a sense of the history of the religion in the Maldives. Perhaps some further English explanations around the site might be helpful for visitors.

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