Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Architectural Gems: Shait Gambuj Mosque

Located in the verdant Bagerhat District lies one of Bangladesh's true architectural gems. The Shait Gambuj Mosque was constructed during the reign of the Turkic general Ulugh Khan Jahan in the 15th century. The mosque is referred to as the 'sixty dome mosque' but it actually contains eighty-one domes; there are seventy seven domes arranged in seven rows of eleven, with additional domes at each corner of the mosque.

Exterior view of the Shait Gambuj Mosque

Interior view of the Shait Gambuj Mosque

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