Sunday, August 5, 2012

A postcard from Brunei: Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque

Being ruled by the dynasty of sultans for 600 years, Brunei abounds in religious, historical and cultural places. Mosques constitute some of the major tourist attractions in Brunei and one of the most important and the most splendid among them is Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque.

“With its intricately ornamented minarets and shimmering golden domes  clearly visible along the main route into town from the airport, the Kiarong Mosque (as it is locally known) towers over a landscaped terrain dotted with fountains.”

Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien
Born 15 July 1946. Crowned as the 29th Sultan on 1st August 1968.


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