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9 Beautiful Mosques to Visit in Pakistan

9 Beautiful Mosques of C PAKISTÁN The Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, commissioned by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was completed in 1673. It is the second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the fifth largest mosque in the world. Epitomizing the beauty, passion and grandeur of the Mughal era, it is Lahore's most famous landmark and a major tourist attraction. The Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan, located in Islamabad. Completed in 1986, it was designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay to be shaped like a desert Bedouin's tent. Unlike traditional masjid design, it lacks a dome. The minarets borrow their design from Turkish tradition and are thin and pencil like. 2 Moti Masjid is a 17th century religious building located inside the Lahore Fort. It is a small, white marble structure built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, and is among his prominent extensions to the Lahore Fort Complex. Shah Jahan Mosque was built in the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan Jahan mosque was completed in the year 1647. The mosque has overall 93 domes and it is world's largest mosque having such It is located in Thatta, Sindh province, Pakistan Shah number of domes. It has also been on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage list since 1993. 4. Mahabat Khan Mosque is a 17th-century mosque in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is named after the Mughal governor of Peshawar Nawab Mahabat Khan who served under Emperors Shah Jehan and Aurangzeb. The name of the Masjid and the governor who built is consistently mispronounced as 'Muhabbat Khan' ('Love Khan') ´Mahabat Khan' ('Awe-inspiring Khan'). instead of 游 This mosque was started in 1951. 14 Punjab Regiment that was stationed at that time at Jhelum Cantt, construction. Col Commandant Stick Lane initiated the construction. He saw worshippers under a banyan tree as the original mosque was too small for the prayer. General Ayub Khan inaugurated the mosque. was responsible for its Bhong Masjid is located in the village of Bhong, Sadiqabad Tehsil, Rahim Yar Khan District, Southern Punjab Pakistan. It was designed and constructed over a period of nearly 50 years (19321 1982) and won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1986 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2004. The Wazir Khan Mosque is a masterpiece of Moghul architecture. was built over a period of seven years during the reign of Shah Jehan by the governor of Lahore Shaikh Ilum uddin Ansari commonly known as Wazir Khan. work and for its beauty and magnificence is referred to as the IMole on the Cheek of Lahorel. It The mosque is known for its outstanding tile 8. Masjid e Tooba is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Locally known as the Gol Masjid (Round Mosque). It is often claimed to be the largest single-dome mosque in the world, built with pure white marble. This mosque was designed by Pakistani architect Dr Babar Hamid Chauhan and the engineer was Zaheer Haider Naqvi. 9 Visualistan.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mosques_in_Pakistan http://www.pakistaniyan.com/2011/08/beautiful-mosques-of-pakistan.html

9 Beautiful Mosques to Visit in Pakistan

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A country has its own significance due to some of its notable landmarks. For instance, Washington, monument of USA, Taj Mahal of India, Great Wall of China and many more. Likewise, Pakistan has many h...

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