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Istiqlal Mosque

Address: Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma, Jakarta 10710, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 80 Attractions in Jakarta
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Indonesia's largest mosque is a sacred place of worship as well as a center for conferences...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Visited on a Sunday with a couple of co-workers. I expected many tourists (it is the #1 attraction in Jakarta) but there only seemed to be the three of us. We were directed to a special area to leave our shoes, sign in, and then follow a guide to view the mosque from an upper level. He explained some key... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Just a big concrete cube with a dome. Nothing to see both from outside and inside. From afar looks much better.

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This mosque is like no others I've visited in the past. The architecture makes it well worth a quick visit. Since it's near the museum and National Monument, it is easy to get to.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I have been there so many times, year to year it's always became better and better.. Nothing to say.. just GREAT!!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Completed in 1978 and built to commemorate the Indonesian independence from Dutch rule in 1946, Masjid Istiqlal is the largest mosque in South East Asia in terms of structure as well as capacity. It is also recognized as the fifth largest mosque in the world. Istiqlal Mosque stands majestically on a sprawling piece of land in Central Jakarta and is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

One of the biggest mosques in Asia, Worth the visit! To be inspired by architecture and a sense of purpose. It is definitely a place to visit if you are nearby the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

An interesting mosque to visit in Jakarta. I love that it is just across the Catholic Cathedral. The place is huge and you can surely find a corner where you can pray or just think. If you are a female non-Muslim, you have to cover-up. Have a handy scarf with you and make sure you are wearing a top with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I was a bit apprehensive, being female, how I would be welcomed but I need'nt have worried. Was warmly welcomed but a greeter who took me into an office were she gave me an interesting talk about the mosque. She gave me a long sleeve light coverall and guided me upstairs (were ladies go). Showed me around then left me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

First Mosque visited - beautiful, peaceful and serene building. The children were gorgeous dressed up and the stats on this place is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I've been went to many mosque around the world and what can i say about Istiqlal was so beautiful. I am as Indonesian very proud having this mosque. Great place!

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