Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), Male

3.9
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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 mosque is located in the heart of the city of Male, close to the museum and park. Although it was not possible to enter the inside of the building, but even a walk around it will be informative for you. Locals are very proud of her, saying that it is built all out of coral. It's a quiet place. It's an old building. There is also a cemetery on the property.
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  • A very special mosque, especially coral reef carving... Also, it's a mosque that is believed to be built on the ruins of a Buddhist temple, because it's directly to the West, not in the direction of Muslim prayer... We can only visit outside because wearing shorts does not recognize entering the mosque...
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