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Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), Male
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Explore the history of the oldest religious structure in the Maldives at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), built entirely out of crushed coral in 1658. Inspect the intricate decorations carved into the coral walls and throw a coin into the small well in the courtyard for good luck. Afterwards, wander through the small graveyard at the back of the mosque, where the height of the tombstone indicates the person's social status, with round tops for women and pointed tops for men. Keep in mind that in order to enter, non-Muslims must obtain permission from the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. With our custom trip planner, Male attractions like Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Nothing to see here as non muslims are not allowed inside.Outside view is not good. Better to skip it.
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.
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.
The Malé Friday Mosque or the Malé Hukuru Miskiyis one of the oldest and most ornate mosques in the city of Malé, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives. Coral boulders of the genus Porites, found throughout the archipelago, are the basic materials used for construction of this and other mosques in the country because of its suitability. Although the coral is soft and easily cut to size when wet, it makes sturdy building blocks when dry. The mosque was added to the tentative UNESCO World Heritage cultural list in 2008 as unique examples of sea-culture architecture.
I just loved the mosque, it is one of the world wonders, made from coral stone! Love it. And everyone must visit it!
Awesome 360 degree view
Beautiful Mosque, largest mosque in Male
One of the oldest historical place in Male city.
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