The Suleiman Mosque has far fewer people than the Blue Mosque and allows more time to read carefully. Every diamond window, every dome is a story. Suleiman's location is difficult to find. It's located in the back entrance path of Istanbul University. You can see the miniature of the University of Istanbul by the way. It's a good place for photography. The front yard of the mosque is a large lawn space. The position of the observatory can be photographed on the pointed domes of many mosques in opposite Tanbul. It's spectacular and magnificent. It's best to shoot at sunset. Wide-angle lens can also take a full picture of the mosque. Be sure to shoot when there is sunshine, preferably at sunset. Every pillar in Sulaiman Mosque depicts the historical story of Islam, which deserves to be savored carefully. Generally there is no Chinese explanatory brochure. However, there are many college students volunteer in it. If they don't understand, they can ask.
Compared with the blue mosque, it is much quieter here. Istanbul's most beautiful mosque is by no means a fictitious one. This building uses more combinations of red and white. It is still a tall dome and a patterned red carpet, marble ground and pillars, the blue sky and the blue of the Bosporus Strait. Everything here is beautiful.
Maybe the Blue Mosque is too famous, and many people may miss the Suleiman Mosque during their rush trip to Istanbul. Located on the West Bank of the Golden Cape Bay, the most beautiful mosque was designed by the most famous designer of the Empire and built on the hills. The interior white marble and stained glass windows complement each other, very magnificent, here is relatively quiet, sitting in the mosque for a moment, very comfortable feeling.
Crossing the Ataturk Bridge on Golden Horn Bay and traveling all the way up the hill, you will eventually come to the Suleiman Mosque. It has more origin than the Blue Mosque. It is Sinan, the leading master in the architectural history of the Ottoman Empire, as the first-ranking emperor, and is honored by the Western world as a mosque built by a generation of heroes of Suleiman Emperor. The exterior of the temple is magnificent and magnificent, the interior decoration is simple and simple, and the overall weather is broad. It makes people feel the restrained tyranny of the emperor who finally made the Empire prosperous on the basis of his predecessors. Of course, this kind of introverted temperament feeling mainly comes from the overall impression of Islamic architecture. If the terrace doors facing the Golden Cape Bay are open, you can see "breathing in the sky". Looking at it, Europe is still on the left side, Asia is on the right side. Suleiman looks at it forever with a mosque as his goal.
Three mosques were visited in Istanbul. The most famous blue mosque. Yeni Mosque and Suleiman Mosque. I personally recommend the Qingzhi Temple in Suleiman. Near Istanbul University, you can see a panoramic view of the Bosporus Strait. Visitors are relatively few. Architecture and landscape complement each other.
No tickets are required. It's at the top of the European area. There's a great viewing platform in front of the square. It's just opposite the Galatata and Bosporus Channel Bridges and the Marmara Sea. It's very comfortable to blow. The key is that there are few tourists. Be quiet
In fact, I prefer Sulaimaniye to Blue Mosque, where tourists are relatively few, quiet, can change mood, architectural style is different from Blue Mosque, very fresh, and standing on the top of the mountain, overlooking the scenery is unique. But Sulaimaniye is a little hard to find. It's easy to get lost in Big Bazaar or in the spice market. You can only ask more questions.
The day we went to Suleiman Mosque was really raining heavily. The mosque was on a hill overlooking Golden Cape Bay. It was the fourth Royal mosque ordered by Suleiman the Great. There was a terrace overlooking Golden Cape Bay in the garden behind the mosque, but the rain was so heavy that we went inside the mosque. Millet has been reading there. Like the Blue Mosque, what's good to see? Well, when we arrived, we found that the mosques were almost the same length.