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Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

One of the oldest mosque in male'. Made in 17th century, it's still look strong. Outside the mosque area there is an old mineret, a tower to call muslims for prayer. It is a must visit place when you come to male'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A must visit if you are in the capital city Male', The site has a 17th century cemetery of sultans and important figures adjacent to it. The site also has a coral stone minaret. It was built about 350 years ago. The interior of the mosque contains one of the most important woodcarvings and laquerwork in the country.

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A worthwhile visit when in Male. Learn about the origins of the Mosque and see the construction out of white coral

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