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Istiqlal Mosque

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Address: Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma, Jakarta 10710, Indonesia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Indonesia's largest mosque is a sacred place of worship as well as a...
Indonesia's largest mosque is a sacred place of worship as well as a center for conferences, lectures and seminars.
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Pretty impressive structure

Despite the hustle and bustle outside in Central Jakarta, once you set food inside this mosque you are greeted with a glorious wall of silence. Architecturally stunning it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Kuching, Malaysia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It is a big imposing structure but not much architectural impact. It is an important part of Muslim worship.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Situated a quick taxi ride away from the CBD, this is a behemoth of a mosque, done in 60s architenctural brutality. It’s interesting to see the flagship mosque of this moderate Islamic country and it’s conveniently set just near the Independence Monument and the main cathedral in the city. If you have an hour to kill, check this place out,... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Despite the hustle and bustle outside in Central Jakarta, once you set food inside this mosque you are greeted with a glorious wall of silence. Architecturally stunning it is definitely worth a visit

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Passing by the city center was the Istiqlal Mosque. I understand that this mosque have fans only but according to my driver, whoever go inside this mosque will not feel any heat though using fans.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Visited here during the main prayer time of noon on a Saturday. It was mobbed, which was kind of neat. The dome is beautiful, but compared to some other mosques I have been to, the building itself is quite utilitarian. Remove your shoes when entering. I paid 1000 IDR (about 8 cents) to a woman outside for a plastic bag... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Doesnt matter which religion you belong to. This massive building is worth to see, and hear it. It is the biggest mosque in whole south east asia. I must admit that from outside it's not very spectacular, rather architecturally straightforward. But inside it is with his metallic elements very impressiv. At the mainentrance you have to put your shoes in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great masjid in the middle of busy and crowded city. It reflect the government faith and Islam is one of the poplar religion in Indonesia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

nice the istiqlal ..... i am come back again for later and than i will always remember u see u ... thank you

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Built in 1978, this is the biggest Mosque in South East Asia with an impressive capacity of 120,000 worshipers and measuring 1,020,000 sq ft in size. The interior is impressive with spectacular architecture and wide open spaces under the dome. Visitors are welcome and are provided with a guide and appropriate robes to cover common street clothes out of respect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The architecture is awesome. The location is good. And Obama also Michelle Obama went this on 2013 while in Jakarta.

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