Riau Tourism – Sultan Riau Grand Mosque is a famous historical tourist place Penyengat Island, Tanjung Pinang, Kepulauan Riau province. This mosque was built when the island was the residence of Raja Hamidah Engku Puteri, Riau wife of the ruler, Sultan Mahmudsyah (1861-1812). Initially, this mosque was a simple wooden building with brick floors and about 6 meters high towers.
Sultan Abdurrahman invited the participation of its people to help build a larger mosque. People in many places around the area Riau Lingg came to the island to give your materials, food and labor.
Some said that due to abundant food supplies of rice, vegetables and eggs, the workers were so boring that eating eggs that only ate the yolks from the whites and used as adhesive. Egg whites mixed with sand and limestone to make this mosque that still stands strong today.
Today, many visitors come to pray in this historic building. If you are more interested in architecture, here are some details. The walls of the mosque are 50 cm thick and the mosque is the only one left of the Riau-Lingg kingdom is intact. The total size of the mosque complex is about 54.4 x 32.2 meters. The main building size is 29.3 x 19.5 meters, and is supported by four pillars. Its floor is of clay bricks. In your yard, two houses Sotoh for travelers and meetings. There are also two rooms where local food place people at parties or fast cutting sessions at night during the holy month of Ramadan.
This mosque has thirteen cupolas and four towers edged up to 18.9 meters muadzin previously used to ask for prayers. This mosque is as strong as royal palaces of India. Domes are varied and are grouped in three and four domes. Total number of domes and towers is 17. Reflects the total number of Reka in Muslim prayers that must be performed by all Muslims every day. Mosque of Sultan Riau has a unique architecture. It is not known from where originates this architecture mosques.