Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta
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|Shah Jahan Mosque|
Courtyard of the Shah Jahan Mosque
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Mosque|
|Architectural style||Islamic, Mughal|
|Materials||Red bricks and tiles|
This mosque was built in 1647 during the reign of Mughal King Shah Jahan, as a gift to the people of Sindh for their hospitality. It has been on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage list since 1993.
The mosque is built with red bricks with blue coloured glaze tiles probably imported from another Sindh's town of Hala. The mosque has overall 93 domes and it is world's largest mosque having such number of domes.
It has been built keeping acoustics in mind. A person speaking inside one end of the dome can be heard at the other end when the speech exceeds 100 decibels.
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