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Timings : Prayer timings: 4:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

Dress Code : Cover your shoulders, knees, and head
Sarongs or robes are available for a small fee.

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Mesjid Istiqlal, Jakarta Overview

Mesjid Istiqlal or Istiqlal Mosque is the biggest mosque in South East Asia, accommodating almost 200000 people at a time. Also known as The Grand Istiqlal Mosque of Jakarta, it was built to commemorate the Independence of Indonesia. It has a free guided tour which can be booked from the tour desk on-site. Tourists (male and female) are allowed to enter through the Al Quddus entrance (women’s entrance) on the right.

Mesjid Istiqlal,  ‘Istiqlal’ is the Indonesian term for independence. The mosque was opened to the public by the first Indonesian president in 1978. Over the course of its long and prominent history, Mesjid Istiqlal has been visited by eminent personalities like then US President and First Lady Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former US President Bill Clinton and Prince Charles of the United Kingdom.

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How To Reach Mesjid Istiqlal

  • Mesjid Istiqlal is very easy to reach as it is located close to the Gambir Train Station.
  • Visitors coming from the Sukarno-Hatta International Airport can make use of public transportation.
  • The TransJakarta bus or ‘Metromini’ connects the Airport to the Gambir Station.
  • Upon reaching the Gambir Station, you can either walk to Mesjid Istiqlal or take a motorbike taxi.
  • Alternatively, you can hire a taxi.

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