Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Golden Dome Mosque, Puller Interests Tourists to Brunei Darussalam


Not only Indonesia has a golden dome mosque. In other countries there is also a gold-domed mosque, which shows the splendor of these religious buildings and tourist attractions.

The mosque in question is Masjid Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin belongs the kingdom of the Sultanate of Brunei, located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei Darussalam. The mosque is to be the most impressive in Asia Pacific, as well as a landmark and a major tourist attraction in Brunei.

The mosque is named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the Sultan of Brunei to-28. The mosque dominates the city of Bandar Seri Begawan symbolizes the splendor and glory of Islam being the official religion of the majority religion, and Brunei Darussalam. The building was completed in 1958 and is an example of modern Islamic architecture.

This mosque architecture Mughal style combines with Italy. The building was designed by architectural firm Booty and Edwards Chartered by the design work of the Italian architect, Cavaliere Rudolfo Nolli, who has long worked in the Gulf of Siam. The most amazing characteristic of the mosque is covered with pure gold dome.

The mosque is built on an artificial lagoon or pond by the river Brunei, exactly Kampong Ayer aka "village in the water". This mosque has scenic gardens and fountains. Beautiful garden surrounding the mosque symbolizes heavenly garden in the Islamic faith.

Almost all mosque building materials imported from abroad, namely marble from Italy, granite from Shanghai China, crystal chandeliers from England and carpets from Saudi Arabia.

A bridge spanning the middle of the lagoon to Kampong Ayer in the middle of the river. A marble bridge more toward Boat building is a replica of the Sultan Bolkiah Mahligai kingdom that ruled in the 16th century.

The building is made ​​to commemorate 1,400 years Nuzul Al-Quran, was completed in 1967 and used as a stage Musabaqah Tilawatil Quran (Al-Quran reading competitions) in Brunei.

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