I'm a foreigner, alone on business. I had some free time and was attracted to the mosque thinking it might provide a peaceful experience, perhaps even somewhat religious, and it would be an opportunity to experience an important part of Islamic culture.
As I entered, I was greeted by a guide who said he was with the mosque. He wore a placard and knew the guards. Looked legit. The tour was OK, nothing special. A woman inside hounded me to donate to something or other.
The tour ended in a patch of woods. The guide took me there to get a good view of the mosque but it felt unsafe, particularly when he sat me down and, very uncheerfully, asked for 200,000RP and then 300,00.
I told him that it was unfair to spring this on me. A shady character drifted past us with a sinister look. I paid him 200k, not in the mood to barter.
If you're foreign, ignore all entreaties to interact. My two interactions were with an aggressive, annoying woman demanding I give her money, and a tour guide who bilked me out of $20. Had I to do it over again, I would ignore everyone and walk around, maybe have a seat and contemplate for a while, and then take off. Generally speaking, this is a place you can skip.
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