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Known for its unconventional design, Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque features two stories and a bright yellow facade. Built in the 1920s, the building features unusually small minarets topping an exterior that resembles that of Baroque buildings usually found in Europe. The neighboring street market warrants a visit after a stop at this mosque. Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque which is located next to the Kabul River in the center of city. by having of good veiw.
Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque which is located next to the Kabul River in the center of city. by having of good veiw. more »
Called the 'Mosque of the King of Two Swords', the Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque on Kabul river must be one of the most unusual in Islam. Built in the 1920s during Amanullah's drive for modernisation...
Called the 'Mosque of the King of Two Swords', the Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque on Kabul river must be one of the most unusual in Islam. Built in the 1920s during Amanullah's drive for modernisation... more »
In the busy center of Kabul city, in a space full of crowds and vehicles, next to many new and old buildings, a building can be seen that is different. A blue dome with two minarets near the dry sea of Kabul that attracts the eye and it is the first mosque in Kabul city. "Shah Do Shamshireh Mosque" is a mosque and a place of pilgrimage that is usually filled with needy people on Wednesdays. "Shah Dushamshireh" mosque is a historical place that adds to the glory of Kabul and has not been damaged during the years of war and recent internal conflicts in Afghanistan. This mosque is located in the heart of the city of Kabul, and it was originally a shrine that was converted into a mosque, and now the people of Kabul use it as a place for prayer and worship.
Shah-Do Shamshira Mosque (Persian: مسجد شاه دوشمشیره, Pashto: شاه دوشمشېره جومات), the name translates to Mosque of the King of Two Swords, is a yellow two-story mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan (District 2) on Andarabi Road, just off the Kabul River and the Shah-Do Shamshira bridge in the center of the city. It was built during the reign of Amanullah Khan (1919–1929). It was modelled after the Ortaköy Mosque in Istanbul. The design of this mosque is quite unusual for Islamic religious architecture. Its Italian decorative stucco creates an interesting effect that some describe as ‘Afghan Baroque’. The mosque is located next to the tomb of a Mughal general, Chin Timur Khan, who was also the cousin of the central Asian conqueror Babur. Chin Timur helped conquer much of India and is famous for the Battle of Khanwa, in which he took a leading role. Not far from here are the tombs of Babur and many other prominent Muslim commanders who invaded India from Afghanistan and established Muslim rule over northern India (including modern Pakistan and Bangladesh). The shrine was the site of the killing of Farkhunda on March 19, 2015. In June 2021, the mosque was fully renovated.
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