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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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Massive and grand

My 2nd time visiting a mosque and this is certainly the bigger one. Surely a place to go if this is your first time in Indonesia :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Came here for the first time and after watching and seeing the place from TV and afar, the experience is quite moving. The volunteers are plenty and helpful, they usher the muslims to line up to front during pray time. There are the usual activities after pray times given by good and well educated clerics. Outside was a massive bedug... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We were the only tourists at that moment and the security guard showed us around. The mosque is huge and gives place to more than 200.000 people. It was interesting and worth a visit!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I really liked how the mosque had a separate section where visitors, and non Muslim people could learn more about the mosque and its operations, and their beliefs. Guides were very friendly, spoke English and treated our group with a lot of respect. Best to wear long pants...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

In the usual day, for some Moslem people, this place would be the most private place for you and your Creator to meet. The serenity will support your devoutness during your praying time. Everything is just so simple, easy and one cool air hall certainly will make a comfortable ambience during "the private meeting" between you and your Creator...

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My 2nd time visiting a mosque and this is certainly the bigger one. Surely a place to go if this is your first time in Indonesia :)

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Huge, multi-storeyed. Simple architecure. Good, well-maintained facilities. Entrances can get crowded with visitors on non-praying times (definitely jam-packed during peak Friday prayer)

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

This mosque is the biggest in South East Asia. It's located in Central Jakarta, right in front of Cathedral Church, near Monas (National Monument). Quite easy to access by busway, by local buses (kopaja & metro mini), and by train (near Gambir train station). But I suggest to not go there by busway because it spends so much time. Visitors... More 

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Jimbaran, Indonesia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

This masjid is an amazing sight to see. Once you enter the main room you will understand just how spectacular the architecture is. Not only is it massive but it's designed magnificently.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
68 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I have lived in Jakarta for almost two years and always meant to go to the mosque. I finally did and was actually quite impressed. You need to be prepared for the crowds, to remove your shoes, to seek out the English tour, to pay your tourguide a bit. The tour will take less than 30 minutes end to end,... More 

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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had a private tour by Jimmy and were appreciative of his time and attention, but did not like the manipulative money requests at the end. We enjoyed seeing it and hearing about it's history and were glad that it allows Westerner and non-Muslims to visit. It is well worth a hour or two of your time to see this... More 

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