shah jehan mosque


Domes Of Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta, Pakistan. (Part II)

The Shah Jahan Mosque was built in the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It has been on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage list since 1993.

This mosque was built in 1647 during the reign of Mughal King Shah Jahan, also known as the builder King. 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 100 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.

(Part I)