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City of Mosques

By Linda Tancs

Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, is known as the City of Mosques.  Baitul Mukarram Mosque, the national mosque, is the largest mosque in the city.  The main prayer hall is stunningly large at nearly 27,000 square feet, with a unique architectural style resembling Ka’abah at Mecca.  This large complex includes shopping, offices and libraries.  Another popular attraction is Star Mosque, a five-domed Mughal style mosque distinguished on the outside by twinkling stars and on the inside by mosaic floors.  Other prominent mosques are a seven-domed mosque, Chawkbazar Mosque and Huseni Dalan Mosque.

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