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Monday, November 29, 2010

Sultan Umar Ali Saifudhin Masjid - Brunei

Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is one of the most spectacular mosques in Asia Pacific and is a magnificent sight. Named after the 28th Sultan of Brunei, the mosque, which is seen as a symbol of the Islamic faith in Brunei, dominates the skyline in the capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan. The golden dome of the mosque stands at 52m (171ft) high and can be seen from virtually anywhere in the city. The building was completed in 1958 and is an impressive example of Islamic architecture, with magnificent mosaic stained glass, as well as many arches, domes and columns. Marble from Italy, granite from Shanghai and chandeliers from England were all used in the construction of Brunei's most ornate building

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