Grand Friday mosque in Maldives – The golden Dome

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Maldives has reached its popularity in the global arena due to its picturesque backdrops of the turquoise blue ocean. However there are also some culturally and religiously important buildings in the country which is worth a check out while paying a visit to the country, or would be a good escape from the beach? Well highly doubt that, but it’s always better to have the options open. As with any other holiday accommodation plays a key role in a Maldivian holiday too. However there is not much to worry as the options available here are plenty. One of the highly recommended options with regard to places to stay is Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa.  As with any other Maldivian resort this one too embraces the beauty of the seas surrounding the country through its design and structure and offers effortless luxury to its guests.

One of the places to visit apart from lazing around the beach or getting too absorbed with the water is the grand Friday Mosque in the center of the city. Located in the prime heart of Male, this mosque is hard to be missed with its glistening golden dome that rises in the sky line. Maldives beach wedding often features this dome in the backdrops of their pictures. Regarded as one of the most significant architectural land marks of Male the mosque was opened in 1984 by the then President. It is the largest mosque in the Maldives and is considered to be one of such a scale in the South East Asia too. The mosque also features a conference hall where various sermons and meetings are held as well as a library for Islamic literature.

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs also functions from within the same premises. This mosque was built to replace the old Grand Friday mosque that was present in the city. It has now come to be one of the grand symbols of Male.

 

Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.

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