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 Religious and Pilgrimage Tourism Destinations in West Jakarta That Interesting to Visit

Hi Traveler!
Jakarta has a variety of tourism and one of them is religious tourism and pilgrimage tourism in West Jakarta. This tourism will provide the benefits of coolness of heart and mind. Here are some interesting destinations for religious and pilgrimage tourism in West Jakarta that interesting to visit,

1. Langgar Tinggi Mosque
 
On the board above the entrance to the mosque it is written that the Langgar Tinggi Mosque was founded in 1249 H / 1829 AD. This mosque was first built by a Moslem from Yemen named Abu Bakr on the waqf land of Syarifah Mas'ad Barik Ba'alwi. The building was then expanded by Said Naum.
 
However, according to Adolf Heuken, a historian who has researched the history of Jakarta a lot, the year 1249 H coincided with 1833 or 1834 AD, and not 1829 AD. So that if the Hijri year is made new, the mosque was built in 1833 AD.
 
From its name, it is possible that this mosque was originally just a langgar or musala (musholla, a place for prayer; surau), which is located above an inn on the edge of Kali Angke. In the 19th century, this time it was still a busy route of transport and trade. Is Abu Bakr Shihab, a Muslim merchant from Yemen, who then determined the place of this inn with a cross at the top.
 
In November 1833 the Langgar Tinggi Mosque was used by Syekh Sa'id Na'um (Sa'id bin Salim Na'um Basalamah), a rich merchant from Palembang who was later used as an Arab chief in the Pekojan region. The Kapitan Arab was entrusted with the authority to regulate the land that was donated by Syarifah Mas'ad Barik Ba'alwi, namely the land where the Langgar Tinggi Mosque was standing and the public burial place in Tanah Abang (now the location of the Tanah Abang Flats in Kebon Kacang). The tomb of Syarifah Mas'ad Barik Ba'alwi is near the Pekojan Mosque.
 
After that period, the Langgar Tinggi Mosque underwent several renovations. Now the lower part of the mosque is no longer functioned as an inn, but as a residence for mosque administrators and a shop room. Likewise, as Kali Angke gets shallower and the water dirty, the door to the river - which is most likely used as direct access by river to the inn and to the mosque - is now closed.

Mosque attraction
 
Langgar Tinggi Mosque is located on Pekojan Raya Street No 43. The mosque which is located on the riverbank is flanked by Pekojan Street to the north and Kali Angke to the south. The ground floor size of the Langgar Tinggi Mosque is 8 × 24 m, stretching parallel to the road and river.
 
The architecture of this mosque is a blend of European, Chinese and Javanese architectural styles. European influence is evident in the pillars of the Tuscan neoclassical style. Meanwhile, the Chinese influence was reflected in the decorative beam supports, and the Javanese influence on the basic plans. The small obelisk-like decoration on the roof is a legacy of Moorish influence.
 
The floor of the mosque is made of thick wooden planks. On the west side of the mosque there is a mihrab and a wooden pulpit. This old pulpit (made in 1859) was brought from Palembang, as a tribute to Sa'id Na'um. The Langgar Tinggi Mosque is designated as a cultural heritage by the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government.
 
How to go reach location,
Langgar Tinggi Mosque is located on Pekojan Raya Street No.43, Tambora, West Jakarta City. For those of you who want to visit, you can use public transportation to the location, the TransJakarta Bus (fare: 3.500 IDR). TransJakarta buses operate every day for 24 Hours.
 
Take the TransJakarta Bus from the Harmoni Bus Stop with route Blok M - Kota (corridor 1), then get off at the Kota Bus Stop. You can continue by walking as far as 1.4 km which takes approximately 17 minutes to the mosque or using online transportation services to the location with prices ranging from 13.000 - 20.000 IDR.

2. Jami Al Anwar Mosque

The Jami 'al Anwar Mosque was founded in 1761 AD (to be precise, the 26th of Sha'ban 1174 AH) As written on the calligraphy on the eastern doorway. However, for the establishment of this mosque there are 2 opinions.
 
First, the history of the construction of this mosque is closely related to events in the days of General Adrian Valckenier (1737-1741), where there were several tensions between the VOC and the people and the Chinese. Tensions peaked in 1740 when armed Chinese infiltrated and attacked Batavia. Because of this incident, the general was furious and ordered the mass killing of Chinese people. This incident was known by the Dutch government, the general was held accountable and was considered a disgraceful governor general. As a result, he was later imprisoned by the Dutch Government in 1741. And soon the general finally died in prison.
 
When the mass murder occurred, some Chinese people who had been hiding were protected by Muslims from Banten, and lived together until 1751. They later founded the Angke Mosque in 1761 as a place of worship and headquarters for the fighters against the Dutch colonialists. It is said that the mosque was also often used as a place for negotiations for fighters from Banten and Cirebon.
 
Based on the source of Oud Batavia by Dr F Dehan, the mosque was founded on Thursday, 26 Sya'ban 1174 H which coincided with April 2, 1761 AD by a woman of Chinese Muslim descent from Tartar named Ny. Tan Nio, who is married to a Bantenese, has a relationship with Ong Tin Nio, wife of Syarif Hidayatullah. The architect of the construction of this mosque is Sheikh Liong Tan, with financial support from Mrs. Tan Nio. The tomb of Shaykh Liong Tan, the architect of the Jami Angke Mosque, which is at the back of the Jami Angke Mosque.
 
Second, according to historian Heuken in his book Historical Sights of Jakarta, the village around Masjid Angke used to be called Kampung Goesti which was inhabited by Balinese people under the leadership of Captain Goesti Ketut Badudu. The village was founded in 1709. Many Balinese lived in Batavia, some were sold by their king as slaves, others entered the military service because they were so adept at using spears, and another group came voluntarily to cultivate rice. For decades the Balinese were the second largest group of the Batavian population.

Given its location in the middle of a settlement - at that time - the Balinese in Batavia, historians Denys Lombard and also Adolf Heuken tend to think that the Balinese people built the mosque. This assumption is reinforced by the mosque's architecture, which is partly characterized by Balinese culture. It was also noted that in 1804, a head of Balinese tribe (leader) named Mohammad Paridan Tousalette Babandan had donated his proceeds from the rent of his twenty-five tenements in the Patuakan area (now the Jl Perniagan area) for the money of the Angke Mosque.
 
Apart from the Balinese people, the village around the mosque used to be inhabited by many people of Banten and ethnic Chinese. They have lived together here since the mass murder of people of Chinese descent by the Dutch. Even if we visit this place today, we will see that there are still many ethnic Chinese residents living in the village. Angke Mosque has been restored several times; however, this mosque has not lost its original characteristics. Between 1919 and 1936 this mosque was abandoned, but was restored in 1951.
 
Mosque attraction
 
The architecture of this mosque shows a harmonious blend of Balinese, Dutch, Javanese and Chinese cultural elements. The basic square shape of the building and the two-tiered pyramid roof shows Javanese influence. The edges of the roof are slightly curved upwards, referring to the style of the Balinese house ridge. Meanwhile, the door frames, double doors, vents above the doors, and the steps in front show Dutch elements. The wooden windows, with rounded torak wood bars, as well as the main pillars, also convey a Javanese influence. But there are those who think that the curved edge of the roof is more like the roof of a Chinese house, while the pillars and windows have a Dutch influence.

This mosque also reflects the diversity of ethnicities that exist in Indonesia or formerly known as Nusantara, so that all of this becomes a very diverse historical and architectural story. It is considered as a representation of the ethnic diversity in Indonesia
Given its historical value, the Angke Mosque is designated as a cultural heritage.
 
Around this mosque are buried people of Arab, Balinese, Banten, Pontianak and Tartar descent. There are two groups of graves, namely behind the mosque and in front, across the alley. Besides Mrs. Chen, in the backyard of the mosque there is also the tomb of Shaykh Liong Tan, the architect of the Angke Mosque; the grave of Syarifah Maryam; and the tomb of Sheikh Jaffar, who is said to have been the son of Prince Tubagus Angke. Meanwhile, across the street in front of the mosque lies the tomb of Prince Syarif Hamid Alkadrie, a descendant of Sultan Syarif Abdurrahman Alkadrie - the founder of the Pontianak Sultanate. Behind it is the tomb of Ibu Ratu Pembayun Fatimah, the son of Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin - the ruler of the Sultanate of Banten. It is said that he said there is also the Tomb of Tubagus Angke.
 
How To Reach Location,
The Jami 'Al Anwar Mosque is located on Jalan Pangeran Tubagus Angke, Tambora, West Jakarta. For those of you who want to visit, you can use public transportation to the location, namely the Trans Jakarta Bus (fare: Rp. 3,500.00). TransJakarta buses operate every day with operating hours 24. Hours.
 
Take the TransJakarta Bus from Semanggi Bus Stop with route Pinang Ranti - Pluit (corridor 9), then get off at the Jembatan Dua Bus Stop. You can continue by walking as far as 400 meters which takes about 5 minutes to the mosque or using online transportation services to the location with prices ranging from 13.000 - 20.000 IDR.

3. The Sacred Grave of Angke

One of the famous tombs in the sacred angke tomb is the tomb of Prince Syarif Hamid Al Qadri, the son of the Sultan of Pontianak who was exiled to Batavia during the Dutch administration. During his life he was known as a scholar and fighter.
 
The tomb of Pangeran Syarif Hamid Al Kadri itself is under the cupola, covered with a golden yellow mosquito net at the bottom of the inside. His father, Sultan Syarif Abd. Rachman Al Kadri, is the founder of Pontianak City. To commemorate his services, many people visit to visit his grave.
This tomb is visited by many pilgrims on Friday nights by reading the Yasin letter together. The Keramat Angke Tomb is also always packed with thousands of pilgrims during the Haul which is usually held one day after Eid al-Adha. Here are also regularly held Islamic holiday activities.
 
How To Reach Location,
The Keramat Angke Tomb is located at Jalan Pangeran Tubagus Angke Gg. Mesjid I No. 05, Tambora, City of West Jakarta. For those of you who want to visit, you can use public transportation to the location, namely the Trans Jakarta Bus (fare: 3,500 IDR). TransJakarta buses operate every day with operating hours 24 hours.
 
Take the TransJakarta Bus from Semanggi Bus Stop on the Pinang Ranti - Pluit route (corridor 9), then get off at the TransJakarta Jembatan Dua Bus Stop. Friends can continue by walking as far as 400 meters which takes about 5 minutes to the tomb or by using online transportation services to the location with prices ranging from 13,000 IDR - 20,000 IDR.

4. The Grave of Guru Al Mansur
 
Guru Al Mansur is a scholar who has expertise in a certain discipline, has the authority to issue fatwas and has the ability to teach books. His real name is Muhammad Mansur, he was a warrior and a preacher during the Dutch colonial period.
 
Guru Mansur is an advocate for Indonesian independence. He called on the Indonesian people to install or fly the red and white flag. He called for the unity of the people with his famous slogan, "rempuk!" Which means deliberation.
 
How To Reach Location,
Guru Al Mansur's grave is located at Jalan Sawah Lio lV No 25, Jembatan Lima, Tambora, West Jakarta. For those of you who want to visit, you can use public transportation to the location, namely Mikrotrans Jak Lingko (fare: 5.000 IDR per 3 hours). Jak LIngko operates every day from 05.00 - 22.00 WIB.
 
Take the Jak Lingko Mikrotrans from the Tanah Abang Bus Stop on the Tanah Abang route - Kota Intan Via Jembatan Lima (Jak.13), then get off at Mitra Market. Friends can continue by walking as far as 400 meters which takes about 5 minutes to the tomb or by using online transportation services to the location with prices ranging from 13,000 IDR - 25,000 IDR.

5. The Grave of Prince Wijaya Kusuma
 
Pangeran Wijaya Kusuma was an advisor and warlord during the heyday of Prince Jayakarta. Wijaya means victory and Kusuma means flower. So if Wijaya Kusuma is interpreted as, the Flower of Victory. Pangeran Wijaya Kusuma was assigned to accompany the government of Pangeran Jayakarta Wijayakrama on the orders of the Sultan of Banten Maulana Yusuf.
 
How To Reach Location,
The tomb of Pangeran Wijaya Kusuma is located at Jalan Pangeran Tubagus Angke No.9, Wijaya Kusuma, Kec. Grogol petamburan, West Jakarta City. For those of you who want to visit, you can use public transportation to the location, namely the TransJakarta Bus (fare: 3.500 IDR). TransJakarta buses operate every day with operating hours 24. Hours.
 
Take the TransJakarta Bus from the Harmoni Bus Stop on the Harmoni - Gogol route (corridor 6A), then get off at the Grogol 2 bus stop. Friends can continue by using online transportation services to the location. Prices range from 30,000 IDR - 40,000 IDR.