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Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

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This is a old mosque built with coral since, coral is in abundance in Maldives but the method used to join them amazes me more. In the backyard is a cementry. The hieght of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A must see in Male for sure... well maintained and quite bust at times. Be warned that if you are a non Muslim, you DO need permission of sorts to go in...

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This mosque is mostly built with coral with almost 300 years history. Tourist can't go inside the mosque.

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Mysore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a old mosque built with coral since, coral is in abundance in Maldives but the method used to join them amazes me more. In the backyard is a cementry. The hieght of the tombstone depicts the gender and social status.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

One of the building that can be covered together during a Male walking tour. Nothing much - small structure. The cemetery nearby is also of equal interest. Not worthy if done alone.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Interesting architecture with the tour guide explaining to us the history and the material used for the structure We spent about less than hour here cause nothing much to explore as the place is restricted to outsiders

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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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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