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Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta

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Visit a religious landmark at Istiqlal Mosque, the largest such building in Southeast Asia. The national mosque of Indonesia, the building was constructed to commemorate the country's independence and opened to the public in 1978. With large towers that can be seen from across town and a powerful, seamless central dome, the mosque displays an attractive and prominent architectural style. Step inside to view the ornately decorated interior and expansive prayer room. Istiqlal Mosque is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Jakarta Edition.
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  • This is a very beautiful mosque in the heart of Jakarta. The place offers parking. The mosque boasts Grande architecture and is Jakarta’s largest mosque. People of all faiths are welcomed in this plac...  more »
  • Twice here in the last 2 days because there are tasks of coverage. I just want to comment on the parkirnya page that is full of garbage leftover rice box. It seems that the main offender is the passenger bis2x charteran from out of town who are generally siswa2x that is being worked on. Really sad to see it. Not least there is a sense of having let alone understand about proper hygiene must be part of the faith. When the mosque was visited by many foreign residents.
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  • very large mosques, most pleased if you want prayers and iʿtikāf here ... the place is very convenient.
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  • You wont see this kind of picture often, cause I was pretty lucky to be able to witness this colorful mass prayer, it was the weekend before fasting month. The place is huge! I went there 3 times already now, one time I went there with sort of local tour. Another two times, I became the guide for my friends who hadn't been there. That other two times, one of the staff asked for a tip. So maybe you should prepare some tip even if they don't help you with anything. You also can't wear anything that shows a lot of skin, male or female cant wear shorts nor tank tops. Though you dont have to cover your hair for female.
  • The national mosque of Indonesia. It was designed by one of Indonesian early architects, F. Silaban. The building offers modern look and the magnificent scale. There are no doors, but you should notice that in several areas you need to take off your shoes. It is open for public, but do respect the people in pray.
  • Istiqlal Mosque ,Jakarta Indonesia is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the third largest Sunni mosque in term of capacity. This national mosque of Indonesia was built to commemorate Indonesian independence and named "Istiqlal", an Arabic word for "independence". The mosque was opened to the public 22 February 1978, with a capacity of over 120,000. Within Jakarta the mosque is positioned next to Merdeka Square and the Jakarta Cathedral.
  • It's a historical grand Mosque which built in Soekarno Era, unique design, created by Christian Architect... Nice and comfortable place to pray, don't forget to keep the place clean, tidy and do not make a noise inside the Mosque while others praying.. Bring your family or colleagues here to learn the development of Islamic religion in Indonesia and to encourage other to pray at the mosque...
  • Istiqlal Mosque (Indonesian: Masjid Istiqlal, 'Independence Mosque') in Jakarta, Indonesia is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the third largest Sunni mosque in term of capacity.This national mosque of Indonesia was built to commemorate Indonesian independence and named "Istiqlal", an Arabic word for "independence". The mosque was opened to the public 22 February 1978. Within Jakarta, the mosque is positioned next to Merdeka Square and the Jakarta Cathedral.
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