Day12: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Science Museum


After visiting the populous dimensions of Muscat, we paid homage to The Grand Mosque in the capital city of Oman. The Mosque is named Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque by the Oman Government. We reached there and were amazed to see the structure.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat

A major feature of the design of the interior is the prayer carpet which covers the floor of the prayer hall. It contains, 1,700,000 knots, weighs 21 tonnes and took four years to produce, and brings together the classical Tabriz, Kashan and Isfahan design traditions. 28 colors in varying shades were used, the majority obtained from traditional vegetable dyes. It is the second largest single piece carpet in the world. This hand-woven carpet was produced by Iran Carpet Company (ICC) at the order of the Diwan of the Royal Court of Sultanate of Oman to cover the entire floor of the main praying hall of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (SQGM) in Muscat. The carpet measures over 70 × 60 meters, and covers the 4,343 square meter area of the praying hall, all in a single piece. The chandelier above the praying hall is 14 meters tall and was manufactured by company Faustig from Germany. The Mosque is built on a site occupying 416,000 square metres and the complex extends to cover an area of 40,000 square metres. The newly built Grand Mosque was inaugurated by Sultan of Oman on May 4, 2001. Source: Wikipedia.

After the Mosque we went to the Science Museum, the last spot of that day. And after sacrificing 1 OMR per person & 500 Baisa for children we entered the Museum. The population inside the museum was dominated mainly by children. All sort of science experiments were described and concepts were given for every experiments. That was the end, we returned Bait Muscat.

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About Harshit Chauhan

I am a person, a dreamer who fly on the wings of dreams but don’t know how to achieve them. I am one of those who can do arduous tasks but at time fail to do the simplest of them. I envisage, concentrating on one particular thing as the dirty end of the stick and sometimes multitude say that i’m a patient of mood disorder . The whole enchilada, from soda to hock humanity say and ruminate that I’m perpetually in a scurry to effectuate something and I too consider them impeccable, for I want to attain stability in my metabolism, which presently is going through nadir, at the lowest ebb. Friends and other acquaintances eulogize me for my zany humor. I’m a avid reader and writer and presently I’m delving into blogging zeal ie. on http://harshitchauhan.wordpress.com/. My other chief passions apart from the above are travelling, eating, ruminating, listening to quality music, watching birds and clouds and being solitude. In short, I want to triumph my divine, limpid and creme de la creme intentions which I’m ensuing from past many gargantuan years and have made big sacrifices too. I pray, to take the Chequered flag and my relinquishments don’t go squander so that after so many damp squibs, I can witness my rest of life in its full glory.

Posted on January 9, 2013, in Travelogue and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. Take care n keep visiting :)

  2. the pics are oswme
    i love it
    oman looking very beautiful place.

  3. you great paid

  4. I have always been fascinated the architecture of Mosques, even the simplest are often so beautiful and striking, I’m glad you stopped by to like my blog!

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and the like!

  6. This is cool.
    I like this:D

  7. Loved reading your travelogues!
    great work :)

  8. Simply beautiful, a joy to travel on your wings. http://socalmistress.wordpress.com/

  9. I’ll check it out and then’ll get back to you :)

  10. I was going to answer your question here, but I made a blog post instead: http://derangedmillionaire.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/nothing-beside-remains/

  11. yes :)
    I don’t know why you wrote like that….can you please elaborate….why??

  12. Then we are very different people!

  13. When you travel the world and visit the ruins of a thousand ages piled atop one another like kindling, do you ever feel oppressed by the vast gulfs of time hanging overhead?

  14. Beautiful photo and interesting info.

  15. Glad to hear these words from you :)
    take care
    Harshit

  16. I am enjoying your posts. Thank you for liking mine. Look forward to more from you.

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