"In the capital city of Pakistan" Top 5 Page for this destination Shah Faisal Moque, Islamabad. Tip by imranthetrekker

  Shah Faisal Mosque
by imranthetrekker
 
 

One of the places should not be missed during a trip to Islamabad.
One of the largest mosques in the world which can accommodate more than 70,000 people and it is pretty famous in the Muslim world because of its architecture done by a Turkish architect, Vedat Dalokay, and fund was provided by Saudi Government and it is named according to the name of the King Faisal.

The work started on it in 1976 and completed in 1986 and interior calligraphy and mosaic work was done of the famous Pakistani artist Gul Jee.

The focal point of the capital of Pakistan and one of the most prominent buildings not only in Islamabad but in Pakistan as well.

Please leave your shoes at the entrance and female travelers should cover the heads with the scarves or shawls and becareful about your clothing before your visit to the mosque
.

Address: Islamabad, Pakistan
Directions: Located close to Marghala Hills
othercontact: imranthetrekker@fastmail.fm
Phone: Cell: 092 346 98 95 72 0
Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/imranthetrekker

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Apr 7, 2008
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

imranthetrekker Used To Live Here!

imranthetrekker

“C'est la vie mon ami..”

Online Now

Male

Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 1 5 4 1
Forum Rank:
0 0 5 8 4

Have you been to Pakistan?

  Share Your Travels