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Ampel Mosque, Surabaya

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Experience a part of Indonesian heritage at Ampel Mosque. Pay a visit to this holy site, built in 1421 by Sunan Ampel--one of the first people to spread Islam in Indonesia. Designed with a fusion of Javanese and Arab Islamic styles, the mosque features a teak construction thought by locals to have protective powers: during an invasion of the city by foreign troops, the mosque survived unscathed. Take a walk around the historical grounds, and observe the lively atmosphere of the surrounding Arab quarter. You can find many places to eat and a variety of Arab-themed shops in the vicinity. Make Ampel Mosque a centerpiece of your Surabaya vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Surabaya day trip website .
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  • For Muslims visit the mosque is to be done to commemorate the services of proselytizers, Sunan Ampel. For any public site is worth a visit to add to the knowledge about the history of the spread of Islam in the past. There is a market selling a variety of knick knacks and typical foods of the Middle East too, so fitting for shopping and culinary
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  • This is the second visit, ever here in the year 1999, an awful lot of changes. Left right the entrance, many of which sell Middle Eastern specialties such as dates and bread maryam. There are also traditional hawker and pakaian2 Muslims. Usually people who are visiting here in addition to 30ru in mesjidnya, it is also a pilgrimage to the grave of sunan ampel. I also like them. When take the ablutions, so sad, because wudoo ' dirty brides and not provided flip flops. After that headed to the grave ... There is a grave of sunan ampel, along with his associates, the tomb of Dharma and Grandpa mbah bolong. In the area of the Tomb there is a tomb with ramahnya guide will explain the history of the mosque and other stories surrounding the sunan ampel mosque.
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  • The mosque is the mosque of ampel relic of the sunan ampel was one area packed sunan ampel. certainly many pilgrims each day. ...
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  • ONE of the oldest mosque in Indonesia. Made by the Nine Saints of Indonesian Muslims or Walisongo. This mosque is one of pilgrimage destinations together with the memorial cemetery of Sunan Ampel, the oldest of the Nine Saints. Most of the original part of the mosque are still intact considering they're wooden. The municipal of Surabaya did a good job by preserving the whole complex and its surroundings.
  • Old and historic mosque building. The mosque was renovated several times just to keep the power of the building. But the building and architecture of the mosque remained original as when Sunan Ampel (the Islamic propagator figure) built it in the past. Most Muslims feel sacred and solemn while worshiping in the mosque.
  • Great place with great history on it. Really love all the people in it. Unfortunately... its not easy to access...
  • This current mosque or frontage is an annexed to the original mosque. It is cool inside as it has a high roof. It was built in 1420 and the oldest mosque in Surabaya. There are many entrances to this mosque. There is a long row of shops linked to it selling Muslim clothing, dates, prayer accessories, food, drinks etc. Sunan Ampel tomb is also linked to it.
  • The Masjid was filled with historical value, tracing the journey of da'wah Sunan Ampel

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