Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque

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Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque
Grand Mosque
Sultan Hajji Hassanal Bolkhia Mosque 1.jpg
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Location
LocationCotabato City, Philippines
Geographic coordinates7°12′07″N 124°09′56″E / 7.2019°N 124.1656°E / 7.2019; 124.1656Coordinates: 7°12′07″N 124°09′56″E / 7.2019°N 124.1656°E / 7.2019; 124.1656
Architecture
Architect(s)Felino Palafox
Architectural typeMosque
Date established2011
Specifications
Capacity60,000[1]
Minaret(s)4
Minaret height43 m (141 ft)

The Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Cotabato, is situated in Cotabato City and is the largest mosque in the Philippines. The mosque is located in Barangay Kalanganan II in Cotabato City, and was funded by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei at a reported cost of US$48 million.[2] It is also the second largest mosque in Southeast Asia after the Istiqlal Mosque of Indonesia.[3]

The Sultan Of Brunei, funded the construction of this mosque with his own personal money to help the emerging Muslim population in the Southern Philippines.

Designed by architect Felino Palafox.

Transportation[edit]

Inside the Grand Mosque
Mosque Hallway

Since it is in the western part of the city, PUVs are not available in that area. You need to rent a car or hire a taxi to be able to reach the Mosque. There are also single motor (habal-habal) and sidecars (payong-payong) that are available on the intersection of Sinsuat Avenue and Bubong Road.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Indah Gilang Pusparani (May 29, 2017). "Top 7 Largest Mosques in Southeast Asia". Seasia. Cotabato City. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Andong, Lore Mae (30 August 2011). "Muslims flock to Philippines' largest mosque". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  3. ^ Indah Gilang Pusparani (May 29, 2017). "Top 7 Largest Mosques in Southeast Asia". Retrieved May 10, 2018.