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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 #4 of 75 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic opportunity for tourists to get a sneak peak into a mosque - would highly recommend!

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I went into the mosque and they assigned me a guide who show me and explain everything about the mosque. interesting place to visit

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The grand mosque is beautiful and the stark difference between Indonesian Islamic culture and Arabic Islamic culture becomes so obvious once you walk inside. Women and men are separated only by a hip high barrier and are side by side, whilst families gather together in between prayer times. So nice to be able to experience a mosque, it's peace and... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

you have respect the muslim manners for visiting the masjid. And if you go to this tourist attraction if suggest you can take the public transportation like transjakarta busway go to there, cos you can enjoy the Jakarta living environment.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great place to find out a bit more about the Muslim religion. Fascinating!! Just like Vatican City!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This huge mosque was a disappointment. It's big but that's about all you can say for it. Morocco & Turkey have much more historical and architecturally pleasing mosques. This place is very plain. Non-Muslims cannot enter the main worship area and it's a long walk without shoes to reach this area.

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Leschenault, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stunning architecture, atypical in the extensive use of steel and glass construction. We were met by a Mosque guide, who outlined where we could freely walk to examine the building internally and surrounds, he advised us when the faithful would be moving inside for the prayers about mid-day, and said we were welcome to watch from the internal 2nd storey... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Majestic building where you could feel the merger of body and soul attaining a serene calmness. The coolness of it's interior coupled with the high ceilinged dome really makes it unforgettable; with a view of the Monas with its glittering golden flame.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place is worth a visit if you have time to spare in Jakarta. Mosque guides meet you at the door and bring you around - they don't have great English but were very friendly & welcoming. These guides are the only way to enter the mosque & are not trying to scam you. We were charged 50,000 for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

be careful of beggars, dont gove it u dont feel like it. as u gave to one person, many more will come and ask.

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