Located in the capital Islamabad, Faisal Mosque is the largest in Pakistan and South Asia as a whole. Eschewing conventional styles, Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay took inspiration from a desert Bedouin tent in designing the remarkable structure.Search Flights To Islamabad
Its relatively unusual – and at first controversial – design fuses contemporary lines with the angular shapes of a tent. Following tradition, four minarets flank the central prayer hall. However, in contrast with traditional masjid design, the hall is triangular, lacking the dome (that along with minarets) most often distinguishes a mosque.
Situated on an elevated strip of land at the foot of the Margalla Hills in the northernmost end of the city, the 1986 structure can accommodate 74,000 people within and approximately 200,000 in its adjoining grounds.
Its picturesque setting, unique architectural styling and awe-inspiring scale make it a must-see location for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Visitors are welcome, though non-Muslims are requested to time visits outside of prayer times and Fridays.Cheap Flights To Islamabad
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