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Reviewed November 5, 2013

beautiful religious structure. view from the first hotel we looked at the mosque and the cathedral. one to the other are constructed. definitely worth a visit. huge buildings. with a white facade. I certainly recommend to visit for people who love to visit religious places.

Date of experience: October 2013
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

When we arrived at the Mosque we were invited by one of the employees that also showed us aroung. It was not prayer time so the Mosque was empty except for a lot of women who led a whole lot of children around. While the mosque itself is pretty huge, we finished the tour after about 10 minutes. There is no pretty art or something like that. At least we didn´t see any.

After the tour the guide asked us for a donation for the mosque. But he stopped my hand when I was about to slip a bill into the donation box and took the bill himself. When he thought we were not looking he put it into his own pocket. I hope Allah didn´t see!

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank Gurkengelee
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Large modern mosque complex with striking inner square and minaret. Although we were obviously none muslims we were welcomed in and offered a full tour. Worshippers were smiley and friendly.

Date of experience: October 2013
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

I went there in 31 Oct 2013, it was nothing special, It's no 3 biggest Mosque in the world (No 1: in Mecca, No 2nd: in Madinah), and this mosque is no 1 in South East Asia according to a man who act as tour guide in the mosque. Too bad, this mosque is not really well maintained, it's nearby to dirty river Ciliwung which filled with garbages:(

Many women selling black plastic bags for your shoes/sandals which kinda annoying coz they persisted to sell their black plastic bags to you & won't leave you in peace despite you repeatedly politely saying no to them.

The building was built in Soekarno (1st President) time according to this tour guide man. It has 6 floors, if I'm not mistaken. It was really nothing special, we were there like 5 min only & seen already all.

They have a miniature of Ka'bah in this mosque.
But as I said..it's nothing special.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank funny2222
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

It is the biggest mosque in South East Asia and the third biggest mosque in the world. The dimensions are really impressive. Unfortunately there isn't much to see. One staff gave us some hints, where we can go, but you can't find an English speaking guide. After few minutes we went back.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Perchmar
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