Saturday, February 25, 2017

BRUNEI ~ Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque ~

...Amazing nightview coming from one of the smallest countries in the world "the Green Heart of Borneo"... a symbol of islam located in the city centre... an example of modern Islamic architecture and considered as one of the most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific... the golden dome stands out above all the surrounding buildings... a major landmark and a tourist attraction... Thanks a lot Matthew!!【ツ】
Photo: Fairus Khafiz - Designed by Matthew07

The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is located in the capital of Brunei Darussalam in Bandar Seri Begawan. Completed in 1958, Masjid Omar Ali Saifuddien named after the 28th Sultan of Brunei (the late father of the current sultan). Built in an artificial lagoon  that serves as a reflecting pool on the banks of the Brunei River at Kampong Ayer- the "village in the water".

The floor and walls are made from the finest Italian marble, the chandeliers were crafted in England and the luxurious carpets were flown in from Saudi Arabia. A 3.5-million-piece glass mosaic overlaying real gold leaf covers the main dome.


Sultan Sir Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah
(Issued 23-12-1985)

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