Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan

The Islamic mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific. It is a place of worship for the Muslim community.

Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th Sultan of Brunei, who initiated its construction. The building was completed in 1958 and is an example of modern Islamic architecture.

Staircase Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque / Image: sbamueller

The mosque unites Mughal architecture and Malay styles and was designed by the architect and sculptor Rudolfo Nolli.

The interior of the mosque with features such as stained glass windows, arches, semi-domes and marble columns. The material used for the building were imported from abroad, the marble from Italy, the granite from Shanghai, the crystal chandeliers from England, and the carpets from Saudi Arabia.

The mosque stands 52 meter high. The main minaret is its tallest feature. In a unique way, it mixes Renaissance and Italian architectural styles.

The mosque’s most recognizable feature, the main dome, is covered in pure gold / Image: via

Featured Image: The Ceremonial Ship and the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque / Image: Wikimedia Commons


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