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Ampel Mosque

Surabaya, Indonesia
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Ranked #6 of 34 Attractions in Surabaya
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Ampel mosque was built by Raden Achmad Ramatullah (famous as SUNAN AMPEL) in 1421M within Majapahit Kingdom area at the time. Sunan Ampel with 8... more »
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Singapore, Singapore
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
25 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We walked the Arab Quarter around the Mosque and we found this area of the city lively and interesting ! When we got to the Mosque , we tried to find some information about the oldest Mosque of the city and we were unsuccessful to find anything written in English nor having someone at the ticket counter being able to... More

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The markets around the area are spectacular. To visit Surabaya and not come to this part of town would be to miss out an important part of history and a very authentic cultural experience.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Old Mosques usually has some different 'aura' or particular condition for praying. The air is so cool overthere and the floor is comfortable for sitting and sujud. But the bathroom facility is so poor..

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