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“Ancient Mosque” 4 of 5 stars
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Ampel Mosque
Jl Ampel Masjid no 53, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Ranked #9 of 51 things to do in Surabaya
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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“Ancient Mosque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Suppose to be made out of wood only and it's located around Arabian area in Surabaya

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“Arabic Square”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

This the one of the oldest mosque in Surabaya, beside Masjid Kembang Kuning in Kembang Kuning area. Ampel Masjid surrounded by Arabic square, and arabic market that only open around 9 am - 9pm :) so many arabian food and madurese food here. You can take jalan panggung, near Jembatan Merah (Red Bridge) to go to this spot. and while you pass Jalan Panggung, you will see Fish market (4pm - 3 am)

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“crowded location”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

the road to the location is very crowded and at summer time it's very2 hot.

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“Surabaya's Little-Known Arab Quarter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

There are at least five-thousand people of ethnic Arab descent living in Surabaya, most of them in the Ampel District around this venerable mosque. The four-star rating we have given here is really for all of Ampel, not just the ancient mosque, which is the centre of it, spiritually and culturally.

The mosque is approached through a pilgrim's market where you can buy prayer beads, lace shawls, dates from Arabia and so forth. The side streets off here have terrace houses, some of them with Mecca painted on the front wall to represent that the resident is a haji. At the end of the market is the mosque compound itself. Dating back to the fifteenth century, it boasts a whole grove of wooden columns, giving the whole building a cavernous feel. In the graveyard behind is the tomb of Saint Ampel, one of the nine holy men who brought Islam to Java.

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