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Unique architecture marvel

Visited this place and I was impressed. Well maintained and clean, this place is worth visiting if... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Girish D
Tokyo, Japan
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Unique Mosque

This unique mosque because of its building design, which is a merger between Hindu Culture and... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Endang S
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The Menara Kudus Mosque or Al-Manar Mosque is located in Kudus in the Indonesian province of Central Java. Dating from 1549, it is one of the oldest mosques in Indonesia, built at the time of Islam's spread through Java. The mosque preserves the tomb of Sunan Kudus, one of the nine Islamic saints of Java (the Wali Sanga), and it is a popular pilgrimage point.
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“hindu culture” (2 reviews)
“architecture” (4 reviews)
“cemetery” (2 reviews)
Jalan Demaan, Kudus, Indonesia
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Visited this place and I was impressed. Well maintained and clean, this place is worth visiting if you are passing by. The architecture is unique and beautiful.

Thank Girish D
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This unique mosque because of its building design, which is a merger between Hindu Culture and Islamic Culture. Must see place at Kudus. The Islamic heritage and one of the oldest mosque in Indonesia.

Thank Endang S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It's nice place to visit, but too close with souvenir shop so not to nice if you walk from park, it would be better if the government manage the motor / car not pass in the front of Mosque

Thank aprilina99
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is one of Kudus Landmark and one of the oldest mosque in Indonesia. It was built around XV century. The architecture concept was mixed between Islam, Hindu and Budha culture. Beside the mosque, there is Sunan Kudus cemetery. Remember that you should wear very...More

Thank xave151
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Must see place at kudus region.islamic heritage from 14th century..beware lot of beggar,dont wear short,hotpant,tanktop,etc

Thank valiantnir
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Tips : Avoid visiting this place in weeks before Ramadhan. This place will be cramped by pilgrims, particularly in the morning before Friday pray. The street is relatively narrow, it is suggested to go this place by motorcycle, or rented car to drop you nearby,...More

Thank Yoga W
Reviewed 16 March 2016

For me, this landmark is representative of aculturization between hinduism and islamic. This is the embodiment of walisongo's power in spreading islamic through people's culture.

Thank Erista M
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Menara Kudus Mosque (or Al-Aqsa Mosque) is one of the oldest mosques in Indonesia, located in Kudus in Central Java, Indonesia. Built in 15th Century, it's believed to be built by Sunan Kudus, one of the Wali Songo (nine Muslim saints who spread Islam in...More

4  Thank YusufKS
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Whilst working in Kudus, our colleagues took us one evening to the Mosque and Menara. Despite the fact that we were with locals, as westerners, we didn't feel welcomed to enter the menara and had to be content looking at the amazing site from the...More

Thank Catherine J A
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Very unique building, blending culture and religion. A place that could bring you to your peace and calm state. Best view at night, try go there at maghrib or isya and you will have such splendid pilgrimage experience.

1  Thank 4n13
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