Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), Male

3.9
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Maldives
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. Make Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) a part of your Male vacation plans using our Male trip itinerary planner .
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  • The presidential palace is a mosque located in the jolt. The first big tower in front of you, and a special effect in it (?) There are wells and tombs of kings and nobles. It's not inside, and it's good to hear during a city tour.
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  • Male's most famous monument is the island's oldest mosque, located in the heart of the city, next to The Sultan Park, the presidential palace, and the Friday Mosque. There are no decent attractions in male, and this coral-built temple is one of the few. The ancient mosque includes temples, shrines, mausoleums and other parts, entering the temple has dress code, and is not allowed to take photographs. The mausoleum next to it is buried by the kings of all generations, and it seems very quiet in the city. If you're on holiday in Maddy, be sure to arrange a tour of Male if you have time, as this is a valuable opportunity to learn about the historic people of this Indian Ocean island. Then this ancient mosque must be the first stop on the tour of Male.
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