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Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque | Bandar Seri Begawan

One of the Amazing country Brunei, located on the north coast of the island of Borneo surrounded by the South China Sea near Malaysia. Brunei is a small country, but it is one of the beautiful country of Asia. With a low crime rate this place is safe for the tourist. Its offer you the two most beautiful Mosque Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque and Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, along with gorgeous beaches and bio-diverse rain forest in the Asia. With massive oil and natural gas wealth, Brunei is one of the top 10 richest country of Asia. 


Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque


Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is the Islamic architecture mosque located in the capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. It’s about 10 km away from Brunei International Airport.¬†It was built in an artificial lagoon on the banks of the Brunei River at Kampong Aye. Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th Sultan of Brunei. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III has faith in Islamic religion, who initiated to construct a Mosque for the Islamic people of Brunei, which serves as a symbol of the Islamic faith in Brunei. It was started constructing on 1954, and completed its construction in 1958. It took 4 years to complete its construction work.¬†


Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is made from the white Italian marble. Some other material used for the building this Mosque includes, Shanghai’s famous granite, an expensive and beautiful crystal chandeliers from England, the carpets from Saudi Arabia, and the mosque’s most perceptible feature, the main dome is covered in pure gold which cost of around 5 million USD at that time.¬†The mosque stands 52 m i.e. 171 ft high, the main minaret makes it the tallest in the Brunei. The interior of the mosque is for prayer only, with features such as stained glass windows, arches, semi-domes and marble columns. The Mosques used for communal prayer on Fridays are known as Jami.¬†


The mosque is surrounded by an artificial lake that also acts as a reflective pool as well as trees and charming flower gardens. Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas also commonly known as Eco-Corridor Park, located near to the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. Its hardly 5 min walk from the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque. The park was open first time for the public in 2017. This riverfront park is about 30 acres, featured 6 metre wide promenade for pedestrian and cyclists, as well as a garden and green spaces for recreational activities.


Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque entrance fee 


Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque entrance fee¬†is free, you don’t need to pay anything to enter in the Mosque. Same as Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah¬†Mosque, which is also one of the famous Mosque in Brunei.
 
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque Opening Hours 
 
The interior of the Omar Ali Saifuddien mosque is open to the public from Saturday to Wednesday in three sessions, morning from 8.30am to 12pm, afternoon  from 1.30pm to 3pm and evening from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. It remains closed on Thursdays and Fridays, but open daily for prayer from 8am to 8.30pm. Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas open 24 hours for the public and there are no such entrance fees.


What cloths should wear?


In spiritual place like 
Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque¬†you should wear that kind of dress which can’t hurt the feeling of spiritual people. Some popular Muslim dress name for men are Pathani Suits, Bisht, and Thobe, and for women Hijab, niqab, and Baku. If you don’t have any of these then in alternation, it is better to wear a or full shirt or full pants or jeans, and for women to wear pants or jeans or full-length skirts or dresses, with long sleeves. You must cover the hair by headscarf or a handkerchief or Pashmina or a cap will be fine.


Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque considers to be the most beautiful place in the world. Many Muslims from all over the world visit this place for worship. The Mosque looks magnificent when the its light glow at night and stunning piece of architecture make this place one of the major tourist attractions of all time.


Hope this article will help you to know about Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque. You may also like to visit Places to visit in brunei.

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