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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
Fee: No
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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Big and Beautiful Mosque - 3rd biggest in the world

You should go there to visit at least once to see its grandeur. They have an English-speaking guide available who will bring you around for a 20 min tour in the place. At the end... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

You should go there to visit at least once to see its grandeur. They have an English-speaking guide available who will bring you around for a 20 min tour in the place. At the end of it, he will expect a tip so do have some small change with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Alhamdulillah visited here in 2011. A very spacious and epic masjid. Amazing huge dome and great pillars. Many levels to fit many people. Come and visit and perform Solat here.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is one of the biggest mosque in asia, and the unique thing is that it was designed by a christian (demonstrates diversity and peace). It is also right across the jakarta cathedral (so two birds with one stone visit!). Unlike the mosques in istanbul, this is mosque is less equipped for tourists. So if you come in with shorts,... More 

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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Don't loose your time (even if there is not much to do in Jakarta). I was with a friend of mine and they didn't want to let me go inside simply because of my short. I've been in many many mosques around the world - Abu Dhabi -Istanbul - Marrakech - Dubai and they all provide you something to cover... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Nice mosque. Managed to enter and saw Friday prayer session. Good to see once if you have time in jakarta.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

As Southeast Asia's largest mosque, the Istiqlal Mosque is always visited by visitors either from inside or outside the city even from outside the island of Java. Facilities at this mosque is very complete to support the Muslims worship.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I love this place. I came for a Friday pray. Everything are well organized. I feel cold air even no air conditioner in the main hall of this mosque, so comfortable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It seems the mosque was built a long time ago and not a major renovation was done after that. It is quite big and as expected the atmosphere serene.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is the number rates thing to do in Jakarta for a reason. One of the most amazing experiences of my life. Try and get there at a pray time especially Friday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

AWESOME! every detail of the mosque has its nationalistic value/symbol! the mosques is really big. Interestingly, it's built in front of the largest catholic church in Indonesia! Really the symbol of unity isn't it? :D

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Address: Address: Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma, Jakarta 10710, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Jakarta

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