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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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You should at least pray one time on it.

you must pray on it, but your shoes down and keep it till finish the pray. it seems that people there have a lot of activity to do but actually I didn't stay a lot on it

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Very big mosque and clean. Parking space very big. I recommended for every visitor to visit istiqlal mosque. Every friday will full of jamaah for friday pray.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were really well looked after when we visited the mosque. You go to a tourist room where you leave your shoes and can get some extra clothing if you are not appropriately dressed. You then sign the visitors book and make a contribution (I can't remember how much the minimum was, but it was very reasonable especially since you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love it here. The atmosphere is just perfect to have quite & quality time with Allah. The thing that need to improve is just their wudhu place u___u just expect to be cleaner & smell nicer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The main hall of the mosque is very beautiful I could stand there for a while not wanting to leave. It gives me very peaceful feeling. But, I am not Moslem, I am Buddhist myself. The cleric there was very kind too, he took us around and gave us the information of the building. Note: wear clothes that cover your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

you must pray on it, but your shoes down and keep it till finish the pray. it seems that people there have a lot of activity to do but actually I didn't stay a lot on it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A few really neat things about this Mosque. Firstly it was designed by a Christian guy, secondly it's only about 40 years old, thirdly it's really big! Personally I enjoyed the architecture of the Mosque a lot, my only point of reference is the Hagia Sophia so of course this is extremely different. When you enter the Mosque the security... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A relatively new mosque, built in our time. I visited this mosque with my parents and my two young children. We were obviously tourists with my father and I wearing shorts. So we were instructed to go to a small room where my father and I put on long robes. A guide then took us around and explained to us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

As a preface, this is one of the first mosques I have visited. I found it to be a lovely experience, especially to witness the call to prayer from such a unique vantage point. I was one of the only non-Muslim visitors when I went, and liked the opportunity to wander around the many floors of the mosque on my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The huge Istiqlal Mosque was visited on a friday,where there will be 05 prayer sessons.The mosque can be visited by femals also and better to hire a guide from the office which will cost you (us$ 5) .they will not ask for the cost yet better to donate.The mosque is the 04 th largest in the word were can accomadate... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Having visited many beautiful mosques throughout the world we were bitterly disappointed with this one. We were immediately taken to an office to pay the obligatory donation before being allowed to look round. The mosque had nothing either architecturally or spiritually to offer- to us that is.

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