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Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

Male
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Male
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Bandung,Indonesia
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hukuru Miskiy or the Malé Friday Mosque is old mosque located in the city of Malé. The mosque was originally constructed in 1658 under of Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar in two years time.Material used , is coral stones.An ancient Moslem cemetary surrounded this mosque.We just observed from the outside because we're not sure ,if we could go in.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I really enjoyed looking at this mosque and our guide was a wealth of information. The hand carving on the walls were intriguing and loved the well. Even the cemetery was interesting as our guide told us many stories which made the visit really thought provoking. A lovely experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This large Mosque, built I believe with foreign money, is pleasantly quiet and spiritual when almost empty outside prayer hours. I find the Call to Prayer quite beautiful and love to stop and listen whenever I am in a Moslem nation. Don't forget to remove your shoes aty the doort or gate if you wish to enter.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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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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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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29 helpful votes 29 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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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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