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Unique architecture marvel

Visited this place and I was impressed. Well maintained and clean, this place is worth visiting if... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
girishpde
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Tokyo, Japan
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Must see place at kudus region.islamic heritage from 14th century..beware lot of beggar,dont wear... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
valiantnir
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Kudus, Indonesia
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is one of Kudus Landmark and one of the oldest mosque in Indonesia. It was built around XV century. The architecture concept was mixed between Islam, Hindu and Budha culture. Beside the mosque, there is Sunan Kudus cemetery. Remember that you should wear very close clothes with veil before entering the mosque and cemetery.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Must see place at kudus region.islamic heritage from 14th century..beware lot of beggar,dont wear short,hotpant,tanktop,etc

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank valiantnir
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

Tips :

Avoid visiting this place in weeks before Ramadhan. This place will be cramped by pilgrims, particularly in the morning before Friday pray.

The street is relatively narrow, it is suggested to go this place by motorcycle, or rented car to drop you nearby, then arrange time with the driver to pick you up later.

Apply cautions when buying souvenirs from the seller. Do bargaining. Or find a local to help you do bargaining.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Yoga W
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

For me, this landmark is representative of aculturization between hinduism and islamic. This is the embodiment of walisongo's power in spreading islamic through people's culture.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank eristable
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

Menara Kudus Mosque (or Al-Aqsa Mosque) is one of the oldest mosques in Indonesia, located in Kudus in Central Java, Indonesia. Built in 15th Century, it's believed to be built by Sunan Kudus, one of the Wali Songo (nine Muslim saints who spread Islam in Java).

Menara Kudus Mosque is one of the historical heritage, as evidence of the spread of Islam in Java. This mosque have unique and high-style architecture design, which is a fusion between Hindu culture and Islamic culture, between Java culture and Arab culture: A mosque with Mogul style and the Tower / Minaret with Hindu temple style.

When I visited here, the tower/minaret of Menara Kudus was being repaired. So I didn't see the full beauty of the minaret, my bad ^^. I did Friday prayer in this Menara Kudus, very pleasant atmosphere there and cool, but the Imam's sermon language was Javanese, I didn't understand it hehehehe :D

Conclusion : It's really nice place for religious trip traveler, and people who loves history, culture, architecture, etc.

Date of experience: June 2015
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