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Welcoming The Islamic New Year by Visitting The Religious Tourist Destination



Welcoming The Islamic New Year by Visitting The Religious Tourist Destination

Jakarta, which has a myriad of charms and beauties offers a wide selection of tourist destinations, one of them is a religious tourism. Here they are the recommendations places for religious tourism that you can visit to welcoming the Islamic New Year.

1. Istiqlal Mosque
Istiqlal Mosque is the National Mosque of the Republic of Indonesia which is located in the Central Jakarta area and the mosque is a pride for Indonesian people because it’s the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. One of the interesting things that can be found from the Istiqlal Mosque is the designer, Friedrich Silaban who is a Protestant Christian. He was trusted to be a mosque designer because he had previously won a mosque design competition with the idea of ​​a theme in the form of "Godhead" organized by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Ir. Soekarno.
Beside that, with the Indonesian nation's motto, "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" which means unity in diversity, the Istiqlal Mosque is a symbol of interfaith tolerance because of its location opposite the Cathedral Church.
 
How To Reach Location:
- TransJakarta Bus (tariff: 3.500 IDR)
Take the TransJakarta Bus from the Pulo Gadung Bus Stop to the Harmoni Bus Stop (Corridor 2). Then, make sure you get off at the Istiqlal Bus Stop. The trip takes approximately 1 hour.
Operational time: Every day, operates 24 hours.
 
2. Ramlie Musofa Mosque
Ramlie Musofa Mosque is a place of worship which was established as a form of embodiment of the love of a convert to Allah SWT. Its founder by H. Ramli Rasidin, he is a citizen of Chinese descent from Aceh who migrated to Jakarta in the 1970s.
 
At first glance, this mosque looks like the Taj Mahal in India and since ancient times H. Ramli Rasidin has aspired to make a magnificent mosque with acculturation of various cultures.  And his dream came true in 2011. The Ramlie Musofa Mosque was built with the concept of acculturation design of 3 cultures from Malay, Arabic and Chinese.
 
How To Reach Location:
- TransJakarta Bus (tariff: 3.500 IDR)
Take the TransJakarta Bus from the PGC 2 Bus Stop to Tanjung Priok Bus Stop (Corridor 10). Then get off at Sunter Kelapa Gading Bus Stop. Continue by taking online transportation to the location (estimated tariff: 13.000 IDR – 25.000 IDR)
Operational time: Every day, operates 24 hours.


3. Jakarta Islamic Center
The Jakarta Islamic Center or the Center for Islamic Studies and Development in Jakarta is an institution established at the former Resocialization Localization of Kramat Tunggak, Tanjung Priuk in 2001 and was the brainchild of Governor H. Sutiyoso.
 
JIC is not just a mosque, JIC is expected to become one of the centers of Islamic civilization in Indonesia and Southeast Asia which has become a symbol of the awakening of Islam in Asia and the world. The characteristic of civilization in question is the complete facilitation of the functions of the mosque's prosperity, which consists of worship functions, religious functions and trade / business functions.
 
How To Reach Location:
- JakLingko Jak29 (tariff: 5000 IDR/3 hours)
Take the JakLingko Jak29 from the Koja Hospital Bus Stop (Tanjung Priok-Semper-Rusun Sukapura route). Then get off right in front of the Jakarta Islamic Center.
Operational time: every day 5 am - 10 pm.





Video source: Ofiicial Instagram Ministry of Public Works and Housing Indonesia https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsu09VO9BJl-nW2-2W4Xvaw

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