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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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  • Had one night to visit the mosque. The old mosque is the one most attracting with big pillars and a mixed local and Hindu-Buddhist architecture. Loads of people coming to visit the mosque and tomb of ...  more »
  • After we commemorate the history of Sunan ampel, we can enjoy the diverse Middle Eastern specialties here, from the start of the rice kebuli, masi Biryani and a variety of delicious goat once processed.
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  • Great Experience Great2 Experiences. Story Behind Sonan Ampel Mosque. It An Arab Street Of Surabaya. Lots Of Arabic Restaurants Plus Great Food. Is A Must To Visit  more »
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  • It's so amazing to have tahajud (Night praying) on old mosque of Ampel. We can have spiritual trip along midnight journey. A lot of helpful man whom appointing and explaining about the spirit sequence from a guest guider, until parking man there.
  • 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.
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