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“it's a greatest mosque with colaboration Sriwijaya Kingdom and Chinesse architecsture, many moslem people pray at here”

Great Mosque of Palembang
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Palembang
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Palembang
2 reviews
“it's a greatest mosque with colaboration Sriwijaya Kingdom and Chinesse architecsture, many moslem people pray at here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

pray, take a pic's and more... on hollyday that mosque will get busy with an activities of moslem people..

Visited February 2013
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Goslar, Germany
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“Love the Design”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

I love the design of the inner mosque. The grandeur of the building is marvelous. Since I'm a moslem I can say much about the building include the place for sacred washing. It is comfortable. A good place to pray. The atmosphere make the prayer deeply engrossed in his pray.

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“It's okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

The architecture of the mosque is different and modest. At a glance, the interior seems to be okay too. It is a pity that tourists are not allowed to enter the mosque.

Visited January 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“The Great Mosque of Palembang on Srivijaya Land in Sumatera, Indonesia.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

I and a couple of Indonesian friends made a 6-day-trip to Sumatera, Indonesia from 9/12/12 to 14/12/12. Upon reaching the Sultan Mahmud International Airport in Palembang, Sumatera at 5.30pm on 9/12/12, we took a taxi from the entrance of the airport to the Kertapati Railway station in Palembang to board the 9pm train to the Tanjung Karang Railway station in Bandar Lampung. Interestingly, the scheduled-8-hour-train-ride took 12 hours to reach the destination.

Upon my return from Bandar Lampung, and reaching the Kertapati Railway station in Palembang at 9am on 14/12/12, my friends and I managed to visit the the Great Mosque of Palembang, Kuto Besak Fort, Ampera Bridge, Masjid Agung, and Makam Raja Srivijaya before heading to the Sultan Mahmud International Airport in Palembang to board the 5.30pm plane to Malaysia. Needless to say, it was indeed an Indonesian experience.

Visited December 2012
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Chengdu, China
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“Palembang's Grand Mosque”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Indonesian mosques are on very few travellers itineraries, but many of the old ones have a great deal of charm. They show the locals trying to accommodate Islamic liturgical demands within the confines of traditional Indonesian architectural forms. This process resulted in some of the most original and unusual looking mosques outside the Middle East.

This mosque, dating from the 1720s, is a particularly fine example of this process. Demonstrating both the piety of the Sultan of Palembang and his burgeoning wealth from trade with Arabs (who didn't want to deal with Dutch infidels), Mesjid Agung, or The Great Mosque, is a beautiful synthesis of Chinese, Javanese and Arabic influences. The restoration from 1987 was very sympathetic and the building has been well-maintained since.

Visited December 2011
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