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Istiqlal Mosque

Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma, Jakarta 10710, Indonesia
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As featured in 3 days in Jakarta
Ranked #5 of 67 attractions in Jakarta
Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Indonesia's largest mosque is a sacred place of worship as well as a center for conferences, lectures and seminars.
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Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I was impressed with the mosque's architecture & history at first but felt bad later because the officer at the entrance asked me to pay money after guiding me around. I was very scared because he guided me to the remoted, quite zone and requested 100,000 IDR for 10 minuted walk & guidance. He didn't mention anything about the charge... More

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Kuala lampur
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you are in Jakarta rest assured that nothing much extra ordinary you can see except few shopping areas and relatively new area outside main town Taman Mini. Since there is not great history associated with Jakarta you really need to struggle for selecting places to visit to justify your travel plan to this mega capital. Masjid Istiqlal is once... More

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rome
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I've never went to a place and visit a mosque if we avoid mentioning Istanbul ;) In Jakarta i was somehow forced to visit it due to the lack of activities :-P Anyway it was quite interesting, i had a guide for the entire stay ( probably cause my trust is different from Muslim) but he did explain me a... More

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Matera, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I think the mosque deserve one visit,is huge building with some very big pillars down to the golden color dome.To be there is just an unique experience.

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Sri Kembangan, Malaysia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

nice setting but the ablution area is only available at the ground level which takes me a while and some asking around before i can get to it. Big solat area and there's baggage counter (for a small fee) where you can leave your baggage for you to focus on your prayer.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is the third largest mosque in the world, and it is really pretty neat! There is a church right across the street, which to me symbolizes the tolerance Indonesia has for multiple religions even though they are a Muslim country. There is a lot of symbolism in the mosque, so it is very worthwhile to get a tour guide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

After entering the building during praying time I was approached by staff asking me if I'm mouslim and answer being negative I was told that I would have only 5 minutes to look around. Staff took me to a balcony and inner yard for a quick look up to 10 minutes. Architecture is very 70's Soviet-style which I like a... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Take your shoes off and take the short tour. Big, but not very ornamented - minimalist style. If you like Arabian ornamentals go somewhere else.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is the first time I have seen such a giant religious place which can contain a huge crowd of people. You can go around the mosque and hear the voice of preacher very clearly

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very interesting insight on Indonesian islan, with guided visits and very nice people around. Avoid Fridays, as it may be very crowded

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