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Istanbul: Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque


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


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


Grand Imperial Mosque of Sultan Abdülmecid on Bosphorus


Top AirVuz contributor and pilot 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


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


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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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 distinctive 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 that occurred in February 2006, during the height of the sectarian violence which broke out following the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Pakistan's Badshahi Mosque


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The Badshahi Mosque is one of the largest and most important in Pakistan, one of the world's most populous Muslim-majority countries.  It's located in the city of Lahore, the country's capital and second-largest city.  The mosque was built in the late 17th century, during the height of the Mughal Empire.  Located on the outskirts of the old walled city of Lahore, the mosque is the country's second-largest and the largest from the Mughal Period.  You can check out this important mostque from above in this drone video by The Drone Life PK.  

Sultan Abdullah the Great Mosque, Indonesia


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


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 siege of that city in 1453.

Mohammad Al-Amin: Lebanon's Largest Mosque


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


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


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.  

Islamabad's Faisal Mosque


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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.

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


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 the Üsküdar District on the eastern (Asian) side of the city, 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.

Minor Mosque, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


One of the Beautiful Mosques in Tashkent.


For a first upload to AirVuz, new contributor and pilot azizjonbakhadirov brings us this fantastic drone video of an important mosque in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  It's called the Minor Mosque, and it's also known as the White Mosque in reference to the striking color of its marble.  Completed in 2014, it's one of the newest mosques in this important Central Asian capital city which once sat astride the fabled Silk Road.  The mosque is located on the banks of the Ankhor Canal, in a part of the city which has been redeveloped in recent years.

Istanbul's Fatih Mosque


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. 

Ortaköy Mosque, Istanbul


Ortakoy Mosque: Night Shot

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Turkey-based content creator and pilot cemsaner illuminates the architectural beauty of the Ortaköy Mosque on the Bosphorus in this night time drone flight. The famous Turkish mosque (and museum) sits on the waterside pier that has equally stunning views of the dazzling suspension bridge. Seeing the well-lit mosque from these aerial views really highlights its ornate Neo-Baroque design features. The original mosque was built in 1721, destroyed in an uprising, and rebuilt in the 1850's.

Astana Grand Mosque, Kazakhstan


Astana Grand Mosque Construction Process


Get an aerial view of the construction of one of the world's largest mosques, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot EGYUAV.  The Astana Grand Mosque is located in its namesake city, the capital of the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan.  The four minaret structure was completed in 2022, following a four year construction process.  Believed to be the largest mosque in all of Central Asia, it has capacity for up to 30,000 worshipers.  The dome, which you'll see in its pre-completed state, is the largest of its kind in the world.  

Indonesia's Central Java Grand Mosque


Central Java Grand Mosque


Located in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, the Great Mosque of Central Java can be seen by first person view (FPV) drone, courtesy of AirVuz contributor BanzaiFPV. The mosque covers 25 acres and has three central buildings arranged in the shape of a U with the domed mosque at the centre. In the central courtyard are six hydraulically operated umbrellas; closed in this video, they are used to protect worshipers from the rain or sun and represent the six tenets of iman. This video made the FPV Pilots to Watch list in November, 2019.

FPV: Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta


Masjid Istiqlal 2021 | Biggest Mosque at South East Asia - Indonesia | FPV Cinematic

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Check out these first person view (FPV) drone views of the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, compliments of AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot yuri parinduri.  It's called the Independence Mosque (Istiqlal Mosque), and it's located in the giant city of Jakarta, Indonesia.  Located adjacent to the Merdeka Square and the Jakarta Cathedral in the heart of the city, the mosque opened in 1978.  The video was filmed shortly after a major renovation of the mosque, which is believed to be the sixth-largest in the world.  

Malaysia's Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque


Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (Blue Mosque)


New AirVuz contributor babychaix brings us this impressive drone video of a giant modern mosque in Malaysia.  It's called the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, and it's the official state mosque of Selangor, a state which covers a western portion of peninsular Malaysia.  It's located in Shah Alam, the state capital city.  With four minarets and distinguished by its blue and silver dome, it's the Malaysia's largest mosque and one of the ten largest in the entire region of Southeast Asia.  It was completed in 1988.

Pakistan's Bahria Grand Mosque


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Former Drone Video of the Week Finalist The Drone Life PK brings us this fantastic drone video of the Grand Jamia Mosque (also known as the Bahria Grand Mosque) in Lahore, Pakistan.  Completed in 2014, the mosque is capable of holding up to 70k worshippers (25k of whom can be indoors).  Based on its enclosed area, it's the third-largest mosque in Pakistan as of 2021, and one of the 15 largest in the world.  Its four minarets each stand about 165 ft. tall or around 50m.  The mosque was designed by Pakistani architect Nayyar Ali Dada.  

Istanbul's Ortaköy Mosque


Istanbul Ortakoy Single Plan Night Shooting


New contributor cumhurbuyuktas brings us this excellent drone video from Istanbul, Turkey, which was picked as a Drone Video of the Week Finalist in March, 2021.  The video opens with a shot of the Ortaköy Mosque, which is situated on the Bosphorus Strait a bit north of the Golden Horn and which dates to the mid-19th century.  Then you'll "pivot" to the nearby Bosphorus Bridge (aka the 15th July Martyr's Bridge), the first (and southernmost) of the three bridges which span the strait and connect the European and Asian sides of the city.  

Aziziye Msque, Konya, Turkey


Very Beautiful Aziziye Mosque


AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) drone pilot Shamkhal_fpv brings us this excellent FPV video of a famous mosque in central Turkey.  It's called the Aziziye Mosque, and it's located in the city of Konya, on the southwestern edge of the Central Anataolian Plateau.  Distinguished by a balcony on its minaret, the mosque was commissioned in 1874.  It replaced an earlier version of the mosque on the same site which was destroyed by fire in 1867.  This video was picked for the FPV Pilots to Watch list in August of 2022.  

Mosque in Tozeur, Tunisia


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.



Çamlıca Mosque


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