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Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, Banda Aceh

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Observe the Mughal revival architecture of Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, with its seven black domes, eight minarets, and 32 slender pillars. The original mosque, completed in 1881, featured only one dome and minaret, but several expansions enhanced the structure's architecture in the 20th century. The onsite museum remembers the 2004 tsunami, during which many of the surrounding buildings were flattened and the mosque served as a refuge. Make sure to wear clothing suitable for sacred sites when you visit the mosque. Put Baiturrahman Grand Mosque at the forefront of your travel plans using our Banda Aceh tourist route planner.
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  • as my tittle, this mosque very beautiful. the mot beautiful mosque I've ever visited. dress properly to get inside the mosque area. moslem dresscode is a must even if you're tourist. unless you will n...  more »
  • The largest mosque and when I was there, the expansion works still under progress and I am so impressed that the upgrading works replicates what you can see in Masjid Nabawi, Saudi Arabia.  more »
  • A historic mosque which survived from tsunami.A place that saved many people when tsunami hit Banda Acheh in 2004  more »
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  • After so many years, which we failed to enter the Mosque, but this day.... we finally get in and have the great opportunity to explore this beautiful and the biggest mosque in Banda Aceh. Even though some part of it is still under renovation, the magnificence of the building and the structure is still astonishing. A feeling also came to me when I just entered the Mosque and stay in its inside, people of Muslim religion, I think this is the most comfortable place they would stay. I could see people playing, praying, resting, laying on the marble ground. I first experienced the Muslim culture when I visited Turkey like decades ago and now the Muslim culture is more layman, and close to people's every day life. It's not far, but just within the every day life of working. I hope the renovation could finish as soon as possible, and my next best wishes would be seeing all the amazing umbrellas open, blossom, all open for one time.
  • Beautiful mosque, worth a visit. Be aware that shorts are not accepted for men, yet you can buy some long leg clothes on the market beside. You can go respectfully inside, even tough it's only for muslims.
  • Beautiful, lively mosque. Been there for tarawih, the Imam is superb
  • Historical mosque. one of many places that you have visit when you come to Banda Aceh
  • The location is verified, easy to see when driving, Grand Mosque in Aceh