Saturday, 10 March 2012

Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah, Brunei

This is one of the very few postcards I've received from Brunei, so it's quite a treat. ..and it's even better as it features a mosque - for some reason I find postcards with them really fascinating.

Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah is one of the largest mosques in Brunei. It is located in Kampong Kiarong which lies close to the capital of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan. Built to celebrate and mark the silver anniversary of the reign of the sultan of the country, Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque of Brunei narrates the story of the royal dynasty.

A place of worship as well as an architectural masterpiece, Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque in Brunei is popularly called Kiarong Mosque by the local people. The shining gold domes of the mosque overlook a landscape of attractive gardens and fountains. Along with them are the ornamented towers that can be seen from the main road. The interiors of the mosque combine the profoundness of art and the religious significance of Islam. [source]

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