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Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque : Simply Awesome

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

Built: 1958
Cost: USD $5,000,000.00
Type: Holy place
Location: Kampong Ayer, Bandar Seri Begawan (formerly Brunei Town)
Amazing in appearance, but too beautiful to be true, The Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is Brunei's proudest architectural achievement. It sits on an artificial lagoon near the Brunei River in Kampong Ayer, which is appropriately enough, known as a "water village." A structure in the water that resembles a ship was at one time used for official state ceremonies. The mosque is the largest in the Far East, and considered among the most beautiful in the world. It reaches a height of 52 meters and is topped with a gold dome supported by walls of Italian marble, which also forms the mosque's columns, arches, and towers. The stained glass was hand made in England and the carpets are Saudi Arabian.





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1 Comments:

Looks a copy of Amritsar gurudwara.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 9:54 AM  

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