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Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)

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Easy to access this place and very close to the presidents jetty. Can travel alone within few minute. By walking around you could see some other interesting places too. Can get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2016
Suchithra P
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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place of an old Mosque with a very reach history of the past , the building is kept as is so a very impressive place

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Klang
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A complex of mosque with graveyard and mosque is the traditional Islamic site planning that still could be seen here. The shallow wells are situated near all three entrances for ablution. The perimeter white sand around the sides are used for extended use during Friday prayer. The mosque architecture is unique with ornamented coral outer walls. The building is small... More 

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Thank Suria S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a very old historic mosque, if you look at it closely its made completely from crushed shell. The interiors are old and take you back in time, for a country like maldives it gives you an insight of the people and their deep rooted culture and heritage

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Thank hmansoor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

One of the old mosques in Male, traditional place and if you been with a tour guide you will hear an amazing old stories about this mosque....

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Thank رائحة ا
Bengaluru, India
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Nothing to see here as non muslims are not allowed inside.Outside view is not good. Better to skip it.

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Male
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

One of the oldest mosque at Male'. This is build using carved coral boulders. The grounds of this mosque were used as burial place for kings.

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Easy to access this place and very close to the presidents jetty. Can travel alone within few minute. By walking around you could see some other interesting places too. Can get photos in and around.

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Thank Suchithra P
Lahore, Pakistan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The Old Friday Mosque dates back to some 400 years and has an architecture inspired by Buddhist monasteries and worship places. You will have to take your shoes off before entering. It is very dark from the inside, lit only by some energy saving bulbs. No windows or openings for natural light. Very depressing atmosphere inside.

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Thrissur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

There is a board outside the mosque saying that non Muslims should take permission before entering the mosque.

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Thank rajeshrappal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The first time I went to the Maldives I went only to the resort and completely ignored Male itself. Ever since I had felt guilty about this because after all when you go to a country and visit only the resort you are in a controlled environment and you miss the culture. So this last time I stopped by Male.... More 

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