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Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

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Another great piece of history

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

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

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Male does not have many historical sites and the Old Griday Mosque clearly is the most important. Dating back to 1656 this still operating mosque is delicately carved out of old coral stone with some beautiful and intricate designs. Unfortunately, the building gets somewhat lost underneath the corrugated steel structure which was installed to protect the mosque from the elements... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The history exuding from this place is amazing - would be helpful if we knew if we could go inside. When i went most people just took photos of the very old graves in the back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

the oldest mosque in male, well preserved, made up of Coral as i was told by the locals, serene, peaceful atmosphere, grave yard of the Martyrs , old minaret is also nearby

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