Taipei Grand Mosque

No. 62號 Section 2

Historic Taipei/Taipei Grand Mosque
Shangri-La Taipei
Written By Shangri-La Taipei

The Taipei Grand Mosque is a center of worship for Taipei's Muslim community and is the headquarters for the Chinese Muslim Association. The mosque was built in 1960 with funds donated from Taiwanese groups and Middle Eastern governements. Saudi Arabia continues to provide financial support for the mosque.

The mosque’s most notable feature is its enormous domed roof. The dome is 15 meters high, 15 meters in diameter and is supported entirely without beams. The mosque is adorned with handmade Persian rugs and chandeliers presented by countries allied with Taiwan. The mosque also has two minarets that rise over 20 meters. Besides religious services, the Taipei Grand Mosque provides various programming such as Arabic lessons and inter-religious workshops that encourage understanding between Muslisms and non-Muslims.

Post cover photo from Vintagejhan via Wikimedia Commons.

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