The Majestic Grand Mosque
Without a shadow of doubt I could easily say that this mosque is one of THE best architectural marvels I have ever witnessed.
Here are some shots from the recent visit and few facts courtesy wikipedia 🙂
Pristine clear water front surrounding the mosque
The mosque is large enough to accommodate over 40,000 worshipers
This kid came running in to the frame from no where, and I am glad that he did 🙂
The 96 columns in the main prayer hall are clad with marble and inlaid with mother of pearl
The view of the dome through the main door
One of the seven imported chandeliers from the company Faustig in Munich Germany that incorporate millions of Swarovski crystals.
The carpet in the main prayer hall is considered to be the world’s largest carpet
There are four minarets on the four corners of the courtyard which rise about 107 m (351 ft) in height. The courtyard, with its floral design, measures about 17,000 m2 (180,000 sq ft), and is considered to be the largest example of marble mosaic in the world.
The building complex measures approximately 290 m (960 ft) by 420 m (1,380 ft), covering an area of more than 12 hectares (30 acres), exclusive of exterior landscaping and vehicle parking