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Ampel Mosque

Surabaya, Indonesia
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Ranked #3 of 28 Attractions in Surabaya
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Jakarta
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

It's build in the year 1421 by Sunan Ampel, one of the earlier Islamic Imam that came from Champa (Campuchea) who spread the religion in Indonesia. It's located in Arab Quarter in Surabaya City. If you want to see a middle eastern style souk you can visit it nearby the mosque. You can find many little restaurants that offers arabic... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ampel Mosque is located not far from the Port of Tanjung Perak, which is the main port in the eastern region of Indonesia, about 4 km from the center of Surabaya. As one of the oldest mosques and the most crowded mosque in Surabaya, Ampel Mosque has a certain relationship with the 'Sunan Ampel', which is one of "Wali Songo... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A must to visit while in Surabaya. Surrounded by arabic foods and beverages, markets, and etc, you'll find everything related to arab.

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Ampel mosque have great history. Prayer in the mosque will give you a unique aura and peaceful mind. There are plenty of souvenir stall and shop surrounding the mosque.

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Oxfordshire
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25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The mosque itself is not really that special to look at, without considering any religious significance, but the surrounding neighbourhood is fascinating to walk around, with the souk market and narrow side streets with stalls and homes. A really interesting place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The mosque is large but not particularly historical. It has been modernized. The main object of interest consists of the tombs of Islamic scholars in the rear.

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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

History back in 1400 with Majapahit ruling of that region. A muslim missionary coming from Bukhara Uzbekistan, bless from Majapahit to teach Islam and successfully continue to his 9 hiererachy that turn Surabaya as holy city. The moment you enter the compound and observe the design of the mosque, that will definetely tell how big successfull Sunan Ampel in his... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Had a good time and really enjoy my time here. Exploring mini arab village in surabaya. Just want to see what going on here. Walking around street market along on the way to the mosque. Mostly they sale stuff for mosleem. But they also sale food....

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

pilgrimage for those who like this place very close to the famous tombs in the area Ampel, Shaykh Habib Bafagih with excess may grant a request to launch a business

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London
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116 reviews 116 reviews
28 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It's not about the mosque.. it's about getting there through the market and side streets and meeting the local people. Definitely worth the effort.. don't take a wallet or bag.. just some cash in your pocket.

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