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Timings : 24 Hours

Time Required : 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee : Free

Al Qur'an Al Akbar, Palembang Overview

The Al Qur’an Al Akbar, also known as the Al Quran Giant is known to be the largest wood carving of the Quran in the world and is located in the Palembang city of South Sumatra. Since it was established in 2011, it is still gaining popularity amongst the international tourists and is rarely ever crowded. The structure is made on tembusu wood sheets and has around thirty verses from the Quran carved out on these sheets. Around 40 cubic meters of wood was used in the building of the Al Qur’an Al Akbar and an expenditure of around two billion IDR was made on the same.

Each page of the carved scriptures is around 177 x 140 x 2.5 centimetres and the thickness of the same, along with its cover, reaches about nine meters. The Al Qur’an Al Akbar has a total of around 630 pages and includes tajweed and khataman verses for beginners, with all of these carved out on brown wood with the Arabic alphabet highlighted in golden yellow and flowers surrounding its edges in the typical Palembang style. It took around seven years to build this magnificent beauty.

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How To Reach Al Qur'an Al Akbar

Visitors can reach the Al Qur’an Al Akbar by both private and public transportation. The location is a bit difficult to find as there are no clear signs or indications that direct visitors to the venue, but the locals in the region are always ready to help with the directions. The nearest station to the Al Qur’an Al Akbar is Jalan Ki Gede Ing Suro 200 which lies at a distance of 1005 meters and can be reached in 14 minutes on foot. There are train lines and bus lines that stop near the venue too, such as the LRT trains and Ampera TG and Buntung bus lines.

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