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Istanbul: Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque

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Two Old Friends - Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque


In this drone video by top AirVuz contributor iskenderfilm, you'll get a bird's eye view of Istanbul's two most famous mosques.  Both the Hagia Sophia and the Sultan Ahmed Mosques (aka the Blue Mosque) are located just north of the Golden Horn, the inlet on the western side of the Bosphorus.  Hagia Sophia actually began its life as a Church becoming a mosque after the Ottoman Conquest of 1453.  The Blue Mosque was built in the early 1700's, near the apogee of the Ottoman Empire.

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 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.  

Istanbul's Süleymaniye Mosque

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Süleymaniye Mosque


Check out this fabulous drone video of Istanbul's Süleymaniye Mosque, courtesy of AirVuz contributor and pilot gokhanakman.  The great city's second-largest mosque,  Süleymaniye is situated on the south side of the Golden Horn (an inlet of the Bosphorus Strait) in western (European) Istanbul, northwest of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia mosque-cum-museum.  It's named after Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest-reigning Ottoman sultanate, who ordered its construction in the mid-16th century.  

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. 

Baghdad's Al Askari Shrine

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تصوير جوي لكربلاء المقدسة ممتع وجميل

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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 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.

Turkey's Selimiye Mosque

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Turkey Home - Selimiye Mosque from Above!

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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.

Mohammad Al-Amin: Lebanon's Largest Mosque

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Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque Beirut Lebanon


Check out this magnificent 4k drone video of Lebanon's largest mosque, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot sphereview.   The Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque is located in downtown Beirut, the capital of this small Middle Eastern country.  Built on the site of a 19th century prayer corner, it was inaugurated in 2008.  Sometimes called the Blue Mosque in reference to its blue dome, the landmark's 65 meter (roughly 225 ft.) minarets make it one of the most distinctive components of the Beirut skyline.  

India's Jama Masjid Mosque

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Eid at Jama Masjid, India


Check out this drone video of a celebration at one of India's largest mosques, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot GunjGuglaqni1.  The video was shot during the post-Ramadan Eid al-Fitr festival over the Jama Masjid Mosque in Delhi, the national capital territory.  The mosque was built in the mid-17th century on the orders of Shah Jahan, considered one of the greatest of the Mughal Emperors.  Distinguished by its three domes and two minarets, the mosque's great courtyard is capable of holding up to 25,000 people.   

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.  

Mosque in Tozeur, Tunisia

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Mosque in Tozeur, Tunisia.


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.

Islamabad's Faisal Mosque

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Aerial View Of Shah Faisal Mosque Islamabad 4k lll 2019


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.

Mosques of Lahore, Pakistan

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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.  

Turkey's Abdulhamid Han Mosque

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Check out this drone video of one of Turkey's largest mosques, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot  Atamer.medya.  The Abdulhamid Han Mosque is situated in the city of Kahramanmaraş, in the interior of Turkey's southern Mediterranean Region.  Completed in 2011 after a nearly two decade construction period, it's believed to be one of the country's 3-4 largest mosques, and the largest outside of the cities of Istanbul and Ankara.  The mosque has the capacity to hold up to 20,000 worshipers.  

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. 

The Blue Mosque of Selangor, Malaysia

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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.

The Ottoman Mosque of Ankara, Turkey

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Here's a great drone video of the largest mosque in the Turkish capital city of Ankara, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot secoko.  It's called the Kocatepe Mosque, and it's located in the Kizilay neighborhood of the city.  The mosque was completed in 1987 following a two decade construction period.  The drawn-out construction period was in part a function of resistance to the initial, highly modernistic design; construction stopped for a time after the foundation was laid and the structure was re-designed.  

The UAE's Sharjah Mosque

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Check out this drone video of one of the largest mosques in the United Arab Emirates, compliments of contributor obnasr4k.  The Sharjah Mosque is located in Sharjah, one of the easternmost of the seven Emirates which make up this Persian Gulf country.  The mosque was inaugurated in 2019, following a five year construction period.  The site (including adjacent gardens) covers an enormous area of 190k square meters (about 2 million square ft.).   It can accommodate up to 25k worshipers, including 5k within the building itself.

Istanbul's Fatih Mosque

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DJI Spark Istanbul / Fatih Mosque

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See the Fatih Mosque of Istanbul, Turkey in this aerial video by AirVuz contributor and pilot eyüp ilter. The Ottoman Era mosque is located in the Fatih district of the city and was named after the Ottoman sultan who conquered Constantinople in 1453 and whose final resting place is nearby. The original mosque was built on the site of the Church of the Holy Apostles in 1470, but was damaged in the great 1766 earthquake and rebuilt in 1771.  The footage in the video was captured with a DJI Spark drone. 

Malaysia's Malacca Straits Mosque

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Aerial Diaries - Masjid Selat - Melaka - Malaysia


AirVuz contributor ozairrao brings us this excellent aerial view of an important modern mosque in the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia. It's called the Melaka Straits Mosque (Masjid Selat), and it's located on a man-made island in the city of Melacca in the city's namesake province.  Opened in 2006, the mosque's design is intended to appear as if it is floating.  It's 30 meter (roughly 100 ft.) minaret also functions as a lighthouse.  Located roughly halfway between Kuala Lampur and Singapore, Malacca is one of Malaysia's oldest cities.


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Çamlıca Mosque

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Turkey Ayasofya Museum

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Central Java Grand Mosque

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Empty Mosque!!!

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Bosphorus & Ortakoy Mosque Night Shot

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