Istiqlal Mosque

Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta

Istiqlal Mosque
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Indonesia's largest mosque is a sacred place of worship as well as a center for conferences, lectures and seminars.
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Masagos Bin Abd
4 contributions
Nov 2019
ive been there many times, hope could be there in this new normall , with my wife i go to several places in jakarta , but this mosque its a must
Written August 23, 2020
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khanh phuong
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Feb 2020 • Friends
I had bad experience here, it’s not about the mosque but about the man who introduced us about the mosque. He was quite old and he worked there. Firstly, he prevented us to go inside and demanded us to wear long jacket on. It’s ok, then he told us to wait and he needed to ask someone to let us get in. He was friendly at that time, and he showed us around. After that, he asked us to donate for the mosque. It’s ok though. But then he demanded us to pay 50 rupiahs each !!! We just gave him 25 rupiahs each cuz we just wanted to get out of here. And he spoke something in bahasa that we didn’t understand, but we could feel his anger. Then we wanted to take our shoes, he asked for money again !!!! That’s really bad for a big mosque like this. I hope the authority can solve the problems. I met so many amazing people here until this case happened (Our group has an Indonesian girl, he didn’t tell any price firstly, and he scolded with bahasa at her, she cried after we left that mosque)
Written February 22, 2020
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diosdado boregas
8 contributions
Feb 2020
I have the same story where i was not able to see this mosque. due to my limited time. by nxt time I have to spare this time to visit
Written February 16, 2020
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Lorey
West Chicago, IL7 contributions
Feb 2020
Gigantic mosque in Jakarta, one of the biggest in the world. I believed it's one of the 5 largest mosques in the world. The architecture is unique, industrial style while many other mosque i have visited has middle east style of mosque.
Written February 9, 2020
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FormerCaliBoy
Zurich, Switzerland19,608 contributions
Dec 2019
We visited this largest mosque in S/E Asia. It’s difficult to find the entrance with all the construction around the mosque, but there does seem to be at least two. We entered on the southwest side. There is a tourist desk that will hold your shoes and issue you a sarong for a small fee.

The mosque is large with people praying on the carpet under the massive dome. There were school kids learning to pray, while others inside just seemed to be inside under the large fans and out of the heat if the day. The exterior hall/walkways you will find people just relaxing, sleeping, eating, just keeping cool and meeting and hanging out with friends.
Written February 2, 2020
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Delsurophile
Manchester, UK25 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
4th largest mosque in the world. Can hold 200,000 people at once. Quite an experience. Utilitarian design. It has a deep clean every 5 years. Takes 9 months. Everyone very friendly and pleased to see you visit. Right opposite Christian Cathedral. Deliberate to show unity and tolerance. They share grounds on special occasions. The tolerance and mutual respect in Indonesia is a lesson to the world.
Written January 31, 2020
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Touch W
Ubud, Indonesia8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
One of those days we will never forget, totally wonderful mind blowing ambiance and so much of the usual Indonesian Muslim love and respect you get in this amazing country, our visit was during refurbishment but did not have really impact on our visit, give your self time with the traffic as usual but even the trip there is a great buzz
Learn the dress rules and offer your deepest respect for this wonderful day
Written January 29, 2020
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Watertime2
Bradenton, FL136 contributions
Jan 2020
The mosque is the largest in SE Asia and can hold over 200,000 people. Definitely worth a visit, try and find a tour guide for the best experience.
Written January 25, 2020
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Salahuddin
2 contributions
Jan 2020
Istiqlal Mosque is one of the largest in the world. Opened in 1978 by the first President of Indonesia Soekarno. A must see for the travelers to Jakarta. It will be a nice spiritual experience for the Muslim travelers to pray in this mosque together with a large gathering.
Written January 20, 2020
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DipuKV
Pune, India1,024 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
One of the biggest mosques in this part of the world, the mosque lures you with its beauty even as you catch a glimpse of it from afar!
Written January 11, 2020
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