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Religious and Pilgrimage Tourism That Will Peaceful Your Heart in Central Jakarta

Hi Traveler!
Central Jakarta is the financial center, business and administrative of the capital. Behind all the whacking activities, Central Jakarta has a million charms, one of them is the presence of a variety of soothing religious and pilgrimage destinations.
 
Religious and pilgrimage tourism apart from adding to your knowledge, also serves as an antidote to spiritual thirst. Here are Jakarta Tourism recommends some religious and pilgrimage tours that you must to visit,

1. Katedral Jakarta Church


The cathedral church, which has the official name of the Church of the Ascended to Heaven, De Kerk van Onze Lieve Vrouwe ten Hemelopneming is a church that was inaugurated in 1901 and was built in the neo-gothic architectural style of Europe. The cathedral church was designed and started by Father Antonius Dijkmans and the groundbreaking was carried out by Provicaris Carolus Wenneker. On April 21, 1901 the Cathedral Church was inaugurated and blessed by Mgr. Edmundus Sybradus Luypen, SJ, Vicar Apostolic of Jakarta.
 
The Cathedral Church is also classified as a cultural heritage site in Jakarta. The Jakarta Cathedral Church as we know it today is not an original church building. The original church was inaugurated in February 1810. In the middle of 1891 laying the groundwork for the construction of a new church began. The man appointed to be the church building planner and architect was Antonius Dijkmans.
 
Over time, the Jakarta Cathedral Church has undergone repairs to the damaged part of the building. The Jakarta Cathedral Church Cultural Heritage Site is still functioning as it should. Every day this worship building is visited by its followers. One interesting thing about the Cathedral Church is that there is a museum that keeps historical records of the spread of Catholicism in Jakarta.

Transportation to Katedral Jakarta Church 

- Public Transportation: TransJakarta
(Estimated rates: 05.00-07.00 2,000 IDR and 07.00-24.00 3500 IDR)
Take TransJakarta from Pulomas Bus Stop with route Pulogadung to Harmoni (Corridor 2). Then stop at Deplu Bus Stop. Continue by walking to location. it is approximately 500 meters which takes about 6 minutes.

Operating hours: Every day, operates 24 hours.

2. Istiqlal Mosque

Istiqlal Mosque is the National Mosque of the Republic of Indonesia which is a source of pride and is also the largest mosque in Southeast Asia.
The architech of the Istiqlal Mosque Friedrich Silaban is a Protestant Christian. He is believed to be a mosque architech because he had previously won a mosque design competition with the idea of ​​a theme of "Godhead" organized by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Ir. Soekarno.

In harmony with the Indonesian motto "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" which means "Different But Still One," the Istiqlal Mosque is a symbol of interfaith tolerance because of its location opposite the Cathedral Church.

Friedrich Silaban in the process of designing the Istiqlal Mosque, he included symbols relating to Islam and the spirit of independence. The dome of the mosque has a diameter of about 45 meters which symbolizes the year of Indonesian independence and there are also carved “Ayat-ayat Kursi" (In Indonesian Language) or The Verse of The Throne in English that encircle the dome. In addition, this mosque is also supported by 12 pillars which symbolize the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad who fell on 12 Rabiul Awal. In 1961, the first pillar was erected by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Ir. Soekarno.

Istiqlal Mosque located in Taman Wiyaja Kusuma Street, Central Jakarta, which has an area of ​​9.5 hectares. The name "Istiqlal" is taken from Arabic which means independence. This mosque was built as a manifestation of the gratitude of the Indonesian people who are the majority of Muslims for the blessing of Allah SWT who has freed Indonesia from the grip of the invaders.

Transportation to Istiqlal Mosque 

- Public Transportation: TransJakarta
(Estimated rates: 05.00-07.00 2,000 IDR and 07.00-24.00 3500 IDR)
Take TransJakarta from Pulo Gadung Bus Stop to Harmoni Bus Stop (Corridor 2). Make sure you get off right at Istiqlal Bus Stop. The journey takes approximately 1 hour.

Operating hours: Every day, operates 24 hours.



3. The Grave of Souw Beng Kong
 
Souw Beng Kong was the first Chinese Captain appointed by the Dutch VOC, at which time the Dutch Governor was General JP Coen. He was chosen by the Dutch General to maintain order when the Dutch moved from Banten to Batavia in 1916. At the time he became Captain, Souw Beng Kong was built the Molenvielt Canal which now separates Jl. Gajahmada and Hayam Wuruk.
 
Souw Beng Kong died in April 1644, and was buried in the family's grave complex, located in his own 20,000 square meter coconut grove. The location is now at Gg Taruna, Pangeran Jayakarta street since 1945.
 
In 2008, the grave was successfully restored by the Kapiten Souw Beng Kong Foundation. Land around the grave was successfully acquired, floor tiles and fences were also installed. In addition, the earthen mound was replaced with a new one. Along Jl. Pangeran Jayakarta also installed three road signs to the tomb.
 
Transportation to The Grave of Souw Beng Kong

 
- Public Transportation: TransJakarta
(Estimated rates: 05.00-07.00 2,000 IDR and 07.00-24.00 3500 IDR)
If using Transjakarta, you can go to the Kota bus stop then continue using the angkot (M15A) from Jakarta Kota station to the Mangga Dua Textile market and continue to walk of about 15 minutes to the location.

TransJakarta Bus operating hours: Every day, operates 24 hours.

4. The Grave of Habib Abdurrahman's bin Abdullah Al Habsyi Grave (Habib Cikini's Grave)

Habib Abdurrahman bin Abdullah Al Habsyi was a religious scholar who practiced Islamic teachings in Batavia (a city now called Jakarta). Habib Abdurrahman has a complete lineage, namely Habib Abdurrahman bin Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Husein bin Abdurrahman bin Husein bin Abdurrahman bin Al Hadi bin Ahmad Shahib Syi'ib bin Muhammad Al Ashghar bin Alwi bin Abubakar Al Habsyi. Habib Abdurrahman bin Abdullah Al Habsyi is also known as Habib Cikini.

Habib Abdurrahman was born from the Al Habsyi family in the Al Hadi bin Ahmad Shahib Syi'ib family branch and is the first generation of his family lineage born in the archipelago. Habib Abdurrahman is also the father of Habib Ali bin Abdurrahman al-Habsyi or also known as Habib Ali Kwitang.

During his life, Habib Abdurrahman was a close friend of Raden Saleh's drawing maestro. Habib Abdurrahman also married Syarifah Rogayah binti Husein bin Yahya who was the younger brother of Raden Saleh. But because he was not blessed with descendants, he remarried to Hajah Salmah from Jatinegara.

Habib Abdurrahman died in 1296 H / 1879 AD and was buried at Jalan Kramat No. 5 Cikini, Central Jakarta located not far from the back door of Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM). Habib Abdurrahman's tomb is also one of the cultural reserves in DKI Jakarta.


Transportation to The Grave of Habib Abdurrahman's bin Abdullah Al Habsyi Grave (Habib Cikini's Grave)

- Public Transportation: TransJakarta
(Estimated rates: 05.00-07.00 2,000 IDR and 07.00-24.00 3500 IDR)
Take the TransJakarta Bus from the Harmoni Bus Stop with the Harmoni - PGC route, Corridor 5C, then get off at the Kramat Sentiong NU Bus Stop. From the Kramat Sentiong NU bus stop you can walk to the location which is about 750 meters away and takes approximately 9 minutes. Apart from walking, you can also use online transportation to location which costs around 13.000 IDR - 25.000 IDR. 

TransJakarta Bus operating hours: Every day, operates 24 hours.