Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mosque Series: Central Asia

Mosque Architecture, a few samples, in Central Asia.

In Karakol, Kyrgyzstan this is a Dungan (Chinese Muslim) Mosque (built 1907). The blue makes it kin to the blue domes of Central Asia and Persia, but the rest of the architecture certainly looks like a Buddhist Pagoda.

Sky-blue minaret in Dungan Mosque, Karakol

Inside of the Dungan Mosque in Karakol

Astana, Kazakhstan (breathtaking mix of modern and ancient)

Golden Mosque in Astana, Kazakhstan


KZBlog said...

That second to last mosque you said was in Astana, I've never seen before. Are you sure it's here? And if so, do you know where exactly? I'd love to go see it.

Talibonita said...

Hi -- I will look it up to make sure where it is. Such beautiful mosques!

jane717 said...

Those are really neat.