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7 most beautiful mosques in Asia - you must visit them

As a Muslim, worship is an inseparable part of the journey. Fortunately, this can be done while admiring some of the most beautiful mosques in the following Asian continent.


1. Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta

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This is the latest face of Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia which can accommodate 200,000 worshipers after the renovation. 

This Indonesian pride mosque was built in 1961 with geometric style architecture. From a distance, the shape looks like a cube with a giant white dome. Apart from the beautiful interior, the outside area of ​​the mosque has also been renovated to make it more comfortable for visitors.


2. Sultan Omar Ali Mosque, Bandar Sri Begawan

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This historical mosque is the tallest building in Bandar Sri Begawan. Apart from its magnificent building, this mosque also has a lagoon and a stone ship which is a historical relic of the Brunei kingdom since the 16th century.


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3. Masjidil Haram, Mecca

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Yes, this holy mosque is in the Asian region. So, you can include it in your travel itinerary. This mosque is always growing more and more magnificent to accommodate up to 1.5 million worshipers every day. There are 129 entrances to the Grand Mosque and they all have different names.


4. The Prophet's Mosque, Medina

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The mosque, which was founded by Rasulullah SAW, has views of green domes and giant umbrellas that become more beautiful at dusk. Apart from praying and admiring its beauty, you also made a pilgrimage to the graves of Rasulullah SAW and his friends, Abu Bakr and Umar.


5. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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Just before arriving at this mosque, you can already admire its beauty which is visible from a distance. This mosque is an iconic sight in Abu Dhabi. With 82 domes, chandeliers covered in pure gold, and the world's largest handmade carpet, its splendor stunned many. This mosque is also one of the mosques open to non-Muslim visitors.


6. Seoul Central Mosque, Itaewon

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Muslims in Seoul, South Korea, perform Eid al-Adha prayers at the Seoul Central Mosque, Friday (1/9/2017). However, there was no slaughter of sacrificial animals at the mosque. Muslims in Seoul, South Korea, held the Eid al-Adha prayer at the Seoul Central Mosque.

The Itaeran area is one of the centers of the Muslim community in Korea. This magnificent gray mosque was built in 1976 and has become the center of Muslim activities today. If you have time, just try to follow the Islamic studies at this mosque which are presented in Korean, English and Arabic.


7. Tokyo Camii, Tokyo

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The spread of Islam did not stop in the Arabian Peninsula and Europe. In East Asia, even though it is not the majority, Islam has developed quite significantly, one of which is in Japan. Tokyo Camii Photo: Doc. Wikipedia / Wiiii

This mosque in Japan is the largest and the center of the activities of the Muslim community in Tokyo. This beautiful mosque is designed with geometric shades of blue, stained glass, and building materials and furniture imported directly from Turkey. The atmosphere is even more beautiful when spring arrives and cherry blossoms are blooming around the mosque. Japan is now becoming more Muslim-friendly with the presence of a new mosque on Mount Fuji.