Muhammad Cheng Hoo Mosque

Muhammad Cheng Hoo Mosque, Surabaya

Muhammad Cheng Hoo Mosque
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SARUNPHONG ARTICHARTE
Bangkok, Thailand30 contributions
Jul 2019
If you know the history of the place, you will have a wonderful feeling. This is the place where the two religions integrated nicely together - A Muslim Mosque inside the Buddist Temple. It is very rare and it also proved that people from different religions can coexist with each other - without WAR.......
Written August 7, 2019
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Isnaini Khomarudin
Lamongan, Indonesia33 contributions
Jun 2019
Enjoy the particular nuance of Chinese culture in the famous Cheng Ho Mosque that is not too far from Kenjeran Beach. While it is not large in size, it is comfy and traditional.
Written August 6, 2019
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hweeying
Johor Bahru, Malaysia4,444 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Really special a muslim mosque with Chinese design outlook. This mosque located in a small alley and within walking distance from our hotel. We followed the maps to come here but almost missed the place luckily the security guard of the mosque stopoed me and asked if we came for Cheng Ho mosque.
Mix of 2 different culture really impressed me. Sure recommend to every one gonna travel to Surabaya.
Visited on Feb 2019
Written February 12, 2019
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YusufKS
Jakarta, Indonesia156 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
This building looks like a temple or pagoda, but actually it's a masjid (mosque),
Zheng Hoo ( 鄭和) Mosque. The building has a unique architectural design, which combines elements of local Palembang culture with Chinese and Arabic architecture.

The mosque was built on 5,000 square meters of land in a middle-class housing complex. There are some history information about this mosque on the wall side and some drawing arts near the mosque. The field here is bigger than the mosque. The mosque building is small and able to accommodate around 600 worshipers only. It should be bigger for beautiful and unique mosque like this.

I ever prayed here, and the Imam (leader) was a Chinese Muslim Man, his voice is good and fluent. It's very nice experience.
Written February 5, 2019
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Rajan Balakrishnan
Johor Bahru, Malaysia525 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Had an opportunity to do a quick visit to this holy place nestled in between some housing area and did a quick tour and also managed to see some mosque pictures around the world including the one we have in Selangor, Malaysia
Written October 31, 2018
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Fakhruddin A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia329 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
It was a small mosque and it was built at a community centre, between houses.

I took a GrabBike and it was quite challenging to find this mosque as a housing area. Even GrabBiker didn’t know where it was until we asked around locals.

I didn’t enter as there was an event conducted by locals during my visit.

There was a basketball court in front of the mosque too.
Written October 25, 2018
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algiealdhian
Jakarta, Indonesia105 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
A really great mosque.
Not big, small to be honest, but feel warm and very welcoming. Great history behind it.
Spent some time to pray there. As a chinese moslem I feel home.

BUT.
There is a basketball/futsal court right in front of it, surrounded by 8 massive advertisement boards which submerging the beauty of mosque itself.
I guess the surroundings architecture made without any concern of the mosque

Please someone fix it.
Written September 17, 2018
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Edo W
Jakarta, Indonesia40 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Built by Chinese community in Surabaya who has been sustained their community since ancient Majapahit era. Cheng Hoo mosque was designed with unique chinese architecture resembling Ming era mosque in mainland china (14th century). At first glimpse it didn't resemble any typical middle eastern mosque or even Javanese mosque. But if you enter the mosque it was adorned with Arabic calligraphy in Chinese style. it was named 'Cheng Hoo' to commemorate 15th century Ming admiral 'Zheng He' who lead Chinese treasure fleet from China to Indonesia, India,Arabia,Africa and beyond. He was a devout Muslim from noble Muslim family in Yunnan China and also an able diplomat, negotiator, tactician and generals. This mosque sit on a compound with Chinese muslim bookshops, meeting center and parks, while the compound sit on a middle of residential area.
Written August 27, 2018
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Julian F
1,353 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
A mosque built around Chinese architecture is a fine blend of two different cultures..

Admiral cheng ho from China was a Muslim by birth...sent to navigate around the world by the emperor of China to make diplomatic relationships with other countries and map out trade routes.

This is a small building but nice to visit nevertheless...
Written May 1, 2018
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GBBorneo
Kuching, Malaysia37 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
The mosque is hidden away in Surabaya. Interesting to see a mosque stylised after a traditional Chinese building, but not much apart from that. The exterior isn't very pleasant as there is a basketball court in front of it. Perhaps the interior is interesting, but there was prayer going on so I did not enter. It really is much more a local place of worship as opposed to a tourist attraction. What you see in photos is what you get.
Written April 10, 2018
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