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Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque

Brunei / Asia

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien is an Islamic Mosque in Brunei. It is considered as the most beautiful mosque in the Asia Pacific. Built in 1958, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien was named after the 28th Sultan of Brunei. It was opened in 1958. Located within its own lagoon, the mosque appears as if it is floating. Surrounded by flora and greenery, the mosque with its glittering dome, covered in real gold and Italian marble floors attracts many tourists. A marble bridge across the lagoon brings you to a replica of a 16th century Royal Barge, which used to host religious ceremonies, like Quran reading competitions. This mosque is beautiful to take pictures both day and night. At night it is illuminated.

 

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