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This is the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, better known as The Blue Mosque of Selangor. Built in 1988, it is probably the most beautiful mosque I saw in Malaysia and claims to be the biggest in the country, with the capacity to hold 24,000 worshippers. Its minarets are also claimed to be the highest in the world, at 142.3 metres in height, but as our tourguide explained, in the competition to build the biggest, the tallest and the best, this may no longer be the case.

Our tour-guide also claimed that the dome (part of which you see here) is in fact the largest and most beautiful in the world, outdoing even the Vatican. I would respectfully have to disagree with that statement. In terms of size and beauty, it is no match for St Peter's. Cardinal Pell will be so happy with me for that one, I might even avoid penance this weekend :)

In order to enter this mosque, one must remove their shoes and ladies must wear a purple coat from neck to ankle and a headscarf. Men can wear anything they like as long as their shorts are below the knee.

Canon 5D
ISO 200
1/160
f/8
73mm

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  • Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5609 W: 342 N: 12455] (60342)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2012-01-00
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2012-01-29 22:07
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