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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. Add Istiqlal Mosque and other attractions to your Jakarta trip itinerary using our Jakarta holiday planner.
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  • I wasn't going to visit but very glad we did - so enjoyed seeing a mosque alive (lots of families picnicking and just having fun) As a non Muslim you are treated with real respect and the whole experi...  more »
  • This is the most famous mosque in Jakarta. It seems that world as the size of the mosque. Because only Muslims can actually get tourists during the worship place into high-floor observation area. It is hot, but cooling is a very large mosque.
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  • Masjidnya sih besar. Dan hanya besarnya saja yang menjadi daya tarik, Selebihnya kurang. Kurang perawatan, dan kurangnya kesadaran pengunjung akan pemeliharaan kebersihan halaman sekitar masjid. 
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  • As any other religious places would be, there is a serene and escape feeling when I enter it. The most beautiful thing that it is located face to face with the Chatedral, giving a more beautiful sight about how Indonesian wanted to be peacefully living together, regardless the religion.
  • Welcomed with a local friend who wanted to show me around. Having removed our shoes and entered we were SHOUTED at by an official who insisted we must sign a guest book. No problem at all I thought, but when I picked up the pen to do as he asked, he ***SLAPPED*** my hand away, because he had not yet told me exactly *when* to sign. It was very obvious we were dealing with a mean, power-craven little man so we left immediately, as I guess he wanted us to. It was also obvious that he and his lackey were enjoying their pettiness so I would strongly recommend you avoid this place unless you are willing to risk authoritarian sadism from a nasty little man who seems not care how he represents his mosque, his station or his faith. Seems a great shame to degrade a magnificent institution with such a pathetic gloating little display.
  • The biggest mosque in South East Asia with it's unique and simple architecture. Not restricted only for Moslem, at ordinary day you could enter this mosque via Al-Fattah entrance that face to face with Katedral Church. On the outside of mosque, some seats completed with electric plugs are available, so you could charge your gadget while enjoy the mosque atmosphere. The staffs on deposit counter was very friendly. There are also several travel guide too.
  • The Biggest Mosque in Indonesia Starting Point of 4 Nov Demonstration Arrest Ahok for insulting QUR'AN
  • Third biggest masjid in the world. Amazing! Jumat Mubarak!!!