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Address: Djenne, Mali
Description: The wold's largest mosque built of sun-dried mud bricks makes a stunning...
The wold's largest mosque built of sun-dried mud bricks makes a stunning site.
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Other wordly Mosque, but someone please tell me what the Italians did

The mosque is other worldly. Absolutely one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. We had a village guide when we were there who took us to a Fulani village across the Bani... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The mosque is other worldly. Absolutely one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. We had a village guide when we were there who took us to a Fulani village across the Bani and then a Bozo village on the same side as Djenné. We finished the day watching the sun set behind the superlative Mosquée de Djenné from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This mosque is one of the highlights of Mali. It is a stunning example of Malian mud mosque architecture, a style of architecture which to my mind, is straight out of some amazing fairytale, writ large, very large. As others have suggested, pay a very small amount to go to the top of a neighbour's house so that you can... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

If in this part of the world, you have to see this structure, and Djenne in general. Go by the hotel Djenne Djenno and ask about a guide as they will find you and excellent one. Read about the history of the place before you go and be sure and pay the little bit of fCFA to go to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I travelled 10+ African countries, mostly in the eastern and southern side. When I came to West Africa, at first I was underwhelmed. There are natures and architectures but not as grand and fascinating as in the east, I thought. Even in Mali, I was very much looking forward to Dogon Country, and while it was great, it wasn't the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is probably one of the only places I would now bother going back to Mali for. The mosque is huge and ironically enough, well built. Some days there are markets going on in the front of it - check with locals. Can get some great views by paying a few francs to the locals buildings' top floor around the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

There are many, many mosques in Mali and we saw about 10. The Mosque in Djenne is by far the largest and most well appointed. It is really quite an interesting structure. The Monday market in Djenne is set up around it. It is best to see prior to the market day since the market is large and quite crowded.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

This traveler seldom responded to gee whiz sights during a 4 country, 3000k travel in W. Africa. The Grand Mosque was the exception. I did forego the hassle of getting inside, but make sure you see it from the rooftop of a nearby house. The cost of doing so is really a pittance. The Mosque is the real deal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

I went to Jumuah Prayer in the Great Mosque of Djenne. The characteristics of the strcuture inside as well as outside, made of sun dried mud brick, is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2008

The mosque was truly amazing. I never realized how big it was until I was in front of it. The only disappointing thing was we really wanted to go inside, but at the time I was there, they were not allowing non-Muslims in. I would have loved to see the inside!

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