Rangooniha Mosque in Abadan

Rangooni Mosque is one of the historic places of Abadan near Abadan Refinery very close to Arvand River. The building of this mosque dates back to the first Pahlavi period but it was built in Indian architectural style.  It seems that they brought some of the building materials such as paint from India to Iran.  It seems that they brought some of the building materials such as paint from India to Iran.

History of Rangooniha Mosque

The name of Rangooniha Mosque is strange for everyone. Abadan Refinery began its activities in 1912 as the first oil refining unit in Iran.  After the news of the discovery of oil in Masjed Soleyman released, Britain tried to use the experiences of the Burmese people in this area. Therefore thousands of English & Indian citizens migrated to this city.  After finding oil in the Masjed Soleyman and testing oil quantity and quality by Britain, Burmese people built a refinery in Abadan to refine and export oil products. The most important needs of Muslims Indian, was a mosque. They decided to establish a place for praying on the lands of Oil Company.

Architecture of Rangooniha Mosque

Rangooni Mosque was built according to the Indian style. It seems that they brought some of the building materials such as paint from India to Iran. The Indian mosque has four small domes with two minarets. It is design with an eye-catching design such as its exterior which is decorated with colorful cement. The decoration of the mosque may seem tiled, but is actually decorated with cement. Other architectural designs such as brick works, motifs, mortar and lime mortar are making here as the most beautiful mosque of this region. 

Best time to visit?
Khuzestan province located in the west of Iran therefor the best time to visit this territory of Iran are spring & autumn.

Getting there?
Shuttle taxis as the easiest option, other public transportation such as a bus is also possible. From Shahid Montazeri Road; visitors can get to site in 3 minutes of walk from this bus station.

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