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“Oldest Mosque in Male'”

Grand Friday Mosque
Male
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Oldest Mosque in Male'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

this place is the first mosque build in Maldives, after conversion from Budism to Islam in 1153Ad. one of the unesco wold heritage site. the stone curving is amazing and the wooden art work shows the talent of Maldivian Builders during the those days.

Visited July 2013
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Really a big mosque”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Really it was a big chance to see the maldivian islamic culture in this big mosque and to be in contact with the local people and to know more about the islamic architectures

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Mumbai
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“must visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

it has a lot of history, i took special effort to find this place and visit. Being non-islamic i could not get entry.

Visited October 2013
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Singapore
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Male grand mosque”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

I was surprised by the size and beauty inside the mosque. Non muslims can enter into the mosque but only muslims can enter the prayer hall. For those who are not appropriately dressed there is a supply of sarongs outside at no charge but most people will tip the provider.

Visited May 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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395 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

I took myself in a walking tour of Maale and this was one of the spots I visited after catching a ferry from the airport. Overall worth a visit but I wouldn't make a special trip just to see it. It was interesting to see something of how the Maldivians live their daily lives and the mosque itself is very nice. Be sure to be week covered when visiting like.

Visited May 2014
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