Taipei Grand Mosque


Built with money from the Saudi government and other Middle Eastern countries back in the 1950s, this modest, traditional structure is set in its own gardens; note the golden crescent moons topping the railings. Friday prayers attract a number of food vendors outside. Since this is an active place of worship, visitors are advised to admire it from the outside.

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