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Address: Jl Ampel Masjid no 53, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Good if you're a bit into historical buildings...

...but not if you are not. Why? because unless you're really a group-travelling pilgrims, there's nothing much to offer here. I like historical landmarks, so I took some photos... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
Regawa P
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Jakarta
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me & family were here few years ago and we did buy a lot of muslims' clothes but recently during my trip there the atmosphere was a bit different. There were not many as many shops as before and the less shoppers too

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Thank aidil a
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

It's a nice feeling to be able to see the tombs of these great people. Ladies need to wear proper long covered dress with headscarf to be able to go inside the tomb areas. Otherwise just stay outside and plenty of shops selling raisins, scarfs, long dresses, etc. are sold.

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Thank KhatijahTamby
East Java, Indonesia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This mosque is usually crowded because there are so many visitors from different cities who lso want to visit Sunan Ampel grave yard.

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Thank IntanSariSmile
Jakarta
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

...but not if you are not. Why? because unless you're really a group-travelling pilgrims, there's nothing much to offer here. I like historical landmarks, so I took some photos here and there, had a friday prayer there, and spent the other few hours in amazement of looking at so many people (mainly from low to mid class segments), and mostly... More 

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Thank Regawa P
Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

it depends on the people around the moskee, if you may go inside or not. For women, sarong and stola is requiered. try to enter when there are few people around the doors

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Thank LouenStephan
Probolinggo, Indonesia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Ancient mosque in Surabaya, which was founded in 1421 by Sunan Ampel. Religious Tourism Object used by Muslims. The mosque is surrounded by buildings Architecture of Chinese and Arabic

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Thank bromopoint_2015
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

It is great to just walk around and experience the atmosphere. We entered from the parking lot behind the mosque and an old man offered to show us around - didn't accept any tip - and explain about Ampel. All he wanted was a photo with us. Don't forget to bring a scarf and to have your knees covered. We... More 

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Thank Emma S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

An interesting place to visit. Be sure to dress modesty with arms covered and a below the knee skirt or trousers. Touristy market next door.

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Thank sharonhassan
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

I and my family visited this mosque to visit Sunan Ampel grave. The Arabic atmosphere is so strong. Women are forbidden to enter if they don't wear hijab. So many people pray in Sunan Ampel grave, makes it very crowd.

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Thank Anneila F
Surabaya, Indonesia
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Nice surroundings, with may pilgrim from around east jawa and very strong arab atmosphere. Dont forget to try the arabian food here with taste of surabaya.

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