Hukuru Miskiiy

The oldest mosque in Maldives is the Hukuru Miskiiy. This mosque was built in 1956 when Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar I was the ruler of Maldives. The fine lacquer work and intricate woodcarvings in the mosque attract a lot of visitors. The interior and exterior walls of the mosque, built with coral stones, are beautifully carved with Arabic writings and other ornamental designs. The doors, window frames and the roof of the mosque have been made with various kinds of woods. Also displayed in the compound of the mosque are various ancient tombstones.

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