Timings : 24 Hours
Time Required : 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee : Free
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.