Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Sultan Qaboos St, ولاية بوشر، Oman

Encircled by beds of delicate flowers and small trees, this mosque invites worshippers to rediscover tranquillity as if they were walking in a 6th-century Persian garden. With the western Al-Hajar Mountains a heartbeat away, the experience feels both outdoor and indoor. Inside the main prayer hall, you can walk upon the world’s second-largest handmade rug. Visitors are welcome in the mornings until 11 a.m. and are reminded to dress modestly.

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