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Istanbul's Süleymaniye Mosque

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The Süleymaniye Mosque is the second-largest in Istanbul, Turkey, a city known in part for its famous mosques.  Situated on the south side of the Golden Horn in western (European) Istanbul, the great landmark was built in the 1550's on the orders of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest-reigning Ottoman sultanate.  The mosque was badly damaged in the Great Fire of 1660 but later restored.  One of the city's most-visited sites, the great mosque can be seen from above in this drone video by contributor impalos.

Malaysia's Federal Mosque

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Faith: Malaysia's Federal Territory Mosque

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Malaysia is one of the world's largest countries of the Islam faith.  Depending on estimates, it's in the top 20-25 countries in terms of practitioners of the world's largest faith, and that means lots of prominent mosques.  The Federal Territory Mosque lies in the center of Kuala Lumpur.  Completed in 2000, the mosque is an architectural marvel.  In this video, contributor Kakikujalanjalanflies over this magnificent looking building, whose blue spires are now one of the most distinctive sights of KL. 

Istanbul's Ayasofya Mosque

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Turkey Ayasofya Museum

Semih Berk

Sometimes all you need is a single shot of a stunning subject to create a compelling video. That is certainly the case with this forty-second clip of Turkey's Ayasofya Mosque and Museum by Semih Berk. Originally a Greek Orthodox Cathedral, later an Ottoman Mosque, it is the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture." Hagia Sophia it is famous for its massive, beautiful dome easily seen in this video by Semih Berk.

Malaysia's Melaka Straits Mosque

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Beautiful Mosque in Malacca, Malaysia


The city of Malacca lies in the southwestern region of peninsular Malaysia, in a state of the same name.  A very old city, Malacca is the home of many important Malaysian cultural and historical sites.  Given that Muslim is the majority religion in Malaysia (a country with a population of nearly 35 million as of 2018), the cityscape of Malacca features numerous beautiful mosques.  In this video, contributor Jeremy1975 flies his drone over the Melaka Straits Mosque, built on a man-made lake.  

Sultan Abdullah the Great Mosque, Indonesia

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Indonesia'a Sultan Abdullah the Great Mosque


It is sometimes forgotten that the world's largest Muslim-majority nation is nowhere near the Middle East or North Africa where Islam first took hold.  Rather, it is in the Southeast Asian archipelago of Indonesia, which is home to well over 200 people of Muslim faith.  Given this enormous number of practitioners, it's not surprising that Indonesia is also home to countless mosques.  In this video by contributor Arisulistianto, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Sultan Abdullah Great Mosque on the massive island of Sumatra.

Istanbul's Çamlıca Mosque

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New Istanbul (Camlica Cami) Mosque!


See Istanbul's new, stunning Çamlıca Mosque in this 4K drone video by contributor and pilot travel4kproductions. Opened in 2019, Çamlıca Mosque is now the largest mosque in Turkey and can hold up to 63,000 people. Located in Istanbul, the mosque complex includes a museum, art gallery, conference hall, and 3,500 spots in its underground parking lot. The dome, seen in this drone video, is 236 feet high and the architecture of the mosque is done in Neoclassical and Ottoman styles. 

Baghdad's Al Askari Shrine

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تصوير جوي لكربلاء المقدسة ممتع وجميل

عصام السراي

Here is an amazing aerial look at the Iraqi city of Samarra, located a short distance upstream from the capital city Baghdad on the Euphrates River.  The focus of the video is the gold-domed Al-Askari Shrine, the city's most distintive landmark. Built in the 10th century AD, it's one of the most important Shia' shrines in the world.  The shrine was heavily damaged in a bombing which occurred in February, 2006, during the height of the sectarian violence which broke out following the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Sultan Abdülmecid Mosque, Istanbul

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Grand Imperial Mosque of Sultan Abdülmecid on Bosphorus


Contributor Iskenderfilm used a drone to bring us this aerial view of an important 19th century mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.  The Grand Imperial Mosque of Sultan Abdülmecid (the  Büyük Mecidiye Camii) was built on the orders of the Ottoman ruler Abdulmejid I and completed in 1856, on the site of an earlier mosque which was destroyed in an uprising .  The mosque is situated in the Ortaköy neighborhood on the Bosphorus Strait, one of the most visited areas of the bustling city.  

Turkey's Selimiye Mosque

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Turkey Home - Selimiye Mosque from Above!

Turkey Home

Contributor Turkey Home uploaded this incredible drone video of a mosque in the very northwestern corner of Turkey.  Built in the late 16th century, the Selimiye Mosque in the city of Edirne, once known as Adrianople.  It's in the Edirne region, the portion of Turkey which falls on the Thracian Plain near the borders with Greece and Bulgaria.  Edirne was the third capital city of the Ottoman Empire, the last before it moved to the final capital at Istanbul following the seige of that city in 1453.

Islamabad's Faisal Mosque

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Aerial View Of Shah Faisal Mosque Islamabad 4k lll 2019

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The Faisal Mosque is a major attraction in the Pakistani capital city of Islamabad.  Completed in 1986, it is named after its principal benefactor - King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.  Lacking a traditional dome, it is designed to resemble a Bedoiun tent.  Its four minarets each stand almost 80 meters tall (260 ft.).  Seen in this drone video by Backpacker Let's Explore, the mosque covers about 5k square meters (54k square ft.).  Still Pakistan's largest mosque, it was the largest in the world from 1986-1993.

Kahramanmaraş Mosque, Central Turkey

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Kahramanmaraş Mosques


Contributor Onurceyhan created this remarkable aerial video of the Kahramanmaraş Mosque in Turkey.  Formerly known as Maraş, Kahramanmaraş is situated in the province of the sasme name in the south-central part of the country.  During the Antiquity, the town was known as Germanicia Caesarea and played an important role in the centuries-long struggle between the Muslims and the Byzantine Empire, and was taken during the course of the First Crusade.  The Mosque was built in the 15th century.  

The Blue Mosque of Selangor, Malaysia

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The Buildings

amirul aiman

Check out this amazing drone video of one of the largest mosques in Southeast Asia, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot amirul aiman.  It's called the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, and it's in the Malaysian city of Shah Alam.  The mosque was built in the 1980's in connection with Shah Alam becoming the new capital of the Malaysian state of Selangor.  It's sometimes called the Blue Mosque in reference to its blue and white color scheme.  Among mosques in Southeast Asia, only Jakarta's Istiqlal Mosque is larger.

Mosque in Tozeur, Tunisia

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Mosque in Tozeur, Tunisia.

Clandestino Production

Clandistino Production brings us this drone video of a town called Tozeur in Tunisia.  It's an oasis city northwest of the Chott el Djerid saltwater lake, in the west-central part of the country.  In pre-vehicular times, it was an important place relative to busy crossing points of the Sahara Desert.  In the modern age, it's served as the base area for movie filming which has taken place in the nearby "Star Wars Canyon" as well as the nearby salt lakes, all of which have been used extensively as filming locations.

Istanbul's Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia

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Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia - Istanbul (2018)


In this drone video by iskenderfilm, you'll get bird's eye views of two of the most famous mosques of Istanbul, Turkey.  Hagia Sophia actually predates the religion of Islam; it was built in the 6th century AD as a church.  When the then-city f Byzantium fell to the Ottomans in the 15th century it was converted to a mosque; now it's actually a museum.  The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, aka the Blue Mosque, was built in the early 17th century. Both landmarks lie on the western (European) side of the city, south of the Golden Horn.

Mosques of Lahore, Pakistan

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Beautiful Mosques of Lahore l The Drone Life PK

The Drone Life PK

Lahore is Pakistan's second largest city but its clear cultural center.  Not surprisingly, the one-time capital of the great Mughal Empire is home to some of the most well-known mosques in Islam.  In this drone video by The Drone Life PK, you'll see two of them: (1) the Wazir Khan Mosque, completed in 1641 and generally considered the most intricate architecturally intricate; and (2) Badshahi Mosque; built from 1671-3 on the orders of the Emperor Aurangzeb, it was the world's largest mosque for a time.