Istiqlal Mosque

Istiqlal Mosque

observing Ramadan from the largest Mosque in all of South East Asia

Location: 

Jl. Taman Wijaya Kusuma, Ps. Baru, Sawah Besar, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10710, Indonesia

Duration: 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Istiqlal Mosque: with a capacity of 200,000 the largest mosque in South East Asia
  2. Istiqlal: Arabic word for Independence, to commemorate Indonesia's Independence
  3. Location: right at the Merdeka Square and opposite the Catholic Jakarta Cathedral
  4. Ramadan: one month of fasting from dawn until sunset to abstain from consumption
  5. Architecture: some parts feel like a prison from the inside (my personal impression)

Image sources

  1. Huge cupola above the main prayer room
  2. Special robe for inappropriately dressed tourists
  3. Mother with Child walking to the prayer room
  4. Muslims waiting for sunset during Ramadan
  5. One of seven entrances to the Istiqlal Mosque

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