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Menara Kudus Mosque

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Address: Jalan Demaan, Kudus, Indonesia

The Menara Kudus Mosque or Al-Manar Mosque is located in Kudus in the...

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

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Kudus, Indonesia
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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
Denpasar, Indonesia
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7 reviews
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
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 close clothes with veil before entering the mosque and cemetery.

Thank xave151
Kudus, Indonesia
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5 reviews
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
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122 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
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, then arrange time with the driver to pick you up later. Apply cautions when buying... More 

Thank Yoga W
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
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 Java). Menara Kudus Mosque is one of the historical heritage, as evidence of the spread... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 street. We were the only women out in the crowded area and whilst we might... More 

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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
Jakarta, Indonesia
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117 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

highly crowded pilgrimage ... very unique building design ... historical evidence that should be conserved

1 Thank Andi Dwiyanti S

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