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Faisal Mosque, Pakistan

From series “Top Largest and Famous Mosques Worldwide”
Year: 1986.

Faisal Mosque is the mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is the largest mosque on the territory of South-Eastern Asia. In the world, it is in the fourth place in the area. This mosque doesn’t look like other Pakistani mosques. A famous Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay didn’t want to make traditional cupolas and created the unusual constructions that resemble a Beduin tent.

Faisal Mosque, Pakistan Before the building was organized an international competition in which architects from 17 countries submitted 43 proposals. Design of Vedat Dalokay was chosen as the most extraordinary and symbolic. The unusual building looked quite harmonious and unusual. Enter to the mosque you can through the inner yard that is decorated with a small artificial pond and marvellous fountains. The most beautiful marble types, delicate mosaics and calligraphic patterns were used for the inner decoration. The best masters from Pakistan did their best to decorate this mosque.

The payers hall is enormous, at once there can be up to 10 000 believers. The mosque has an additional hall for 24 000 people, the inner yard can meet up to 40 000 people. This great mosque was built within ten years and was finished in 1986. The great sum of money for the building was given by King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz. In honour of him was named not only the mosque but also the road leading to it. Next - Baitul Mukarram Mosque

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Faisal Mosque - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'MCB ATM' located in 1.22 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Ayan Rent a Car' is located in 2.12 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'HUSSAIN GAS STATION' in 1.84 km
Supermarket: 'Abdullah Groceries' in 1.64 km
Parking: 'Parking Lot' in 0.47 km
Police station: 'Margalla Police Station' in 2.33 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Maantu Gul Kitchen' in 0.56 km
Railway station: '7th Avenue Station' in 3.59 km
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Top destination around Faisal Mosque - Islamabad

Islamabad is a governmental center of Pakistan, a large cultural region and an attractive destination for rest. The building of the city started in 1960 in the middle of an absolute desert. It took just several decades to turn a lifeless steppe into a modern megalopolis. A famous Greek architect worked over the creation of the city. Islamabad was thoroughly planned and so it doesn’t look like the majority of Middle East towns with their narrow labyrinth like streets.
There is a large number of wonderful places in Islamabad. Shah Faisal Mosque is the most interesting sight from architectural and religious points of view. The walls of this building have enough space for up to 70 thousand of people. Garden of Roses and Jasmine remains the most beautiful place of the city. Besides flower beds the park is decorated by wonderful fountains, statues and decorative bushes.

On the territory of the city are also located several lakes. The biggest ones of them are Lotus Lake, Raval and Simli. Just like any Middle East city, Islamabad has rich choice of trading squares and markets – Abpara Market, Melody Market, Covered Market, Juma Bazar, and Jinnah Market. Among cultural facilities of the city the most notable ones are Lok Virsa Museum, Pakistan Museum of Natural History and Islamabad Museum.
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