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This mosque was built by Turkey and is true to their style. The scale is rather small which made for comfortable and easy visit. A female attendant led me (a male) upstairs to the women’s gallery so I could have a better perspective. I was...More
A refreshing mosque: not overwhelming, not loud, not decadent. On the contrary: a very clean, very simple, but stylish construction, with beautiful colors and symmetries.
It even has bathrooms (large and clean), so a stop is almost mandatory during a city tour.
Our guide took us here after spending a good deal of time in the eerily empty White City. Here we found some normalcy. People coming for prayers. The mosque is beautiful. The striped columns are reminiscent of the mosque Cordoba, Spain and it does look...More
This is a living mosque, still used by people to pray. It's wonderfully decorated and well kept although when I visited the gardens hasn't been mowed. Nevertheless it's a great place to visit but remember that there are worshippers around so respect is paramount.
This mosque honors Ertuğrul, the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. It is a prominent landmark in Ashgabat with its four minarets and central dome and has a lavish interior decoration with fine stained glass windows. The mosque was inaugurated in...More
This mosque's proportions were copied from the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. It is a pleasure to look at from the outside, and has a quiet interior. There was only an old man sitting on the steps outside when we visited. He was very friendly and...More