Visiting Palembang Grand Mosque

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Ready to Go to Palembang Grand Mosque

Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.


In Palembang Grand Mosque, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.

In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.

The Great Mosque of Palembang (Indonesian Masjid Agung Palembang), also known as Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I Great Mosque after the former Sultan of Palembang, is the main mosque of Palembang, the capital of South Sumatra.

The mosque is the largest in South Sumatra, and the third largest mosque in Sumatra after the Grand Mosque of West Sumatra and Great Mosque of Pekanbaru.

Palembang Grand Mosque is one of the inheritances of the Palembang Sultanate.  This mosque is known as the center of Palembang city.  It was built from 1738 to 1748 by Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I, also known as Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Jaya Wikramo.  Some say it was the largest mosque in Indonesia at that time.

When it was first built, it covered a land area of 1,080 square meters (about 0.26 acres) with a capacity of 1,200 persons.  It was then expanded by Sayid Umar bin Muhammad Assegaf Altoha and Sayid Achmad bin Syech Sahab under the leadership of Prince Nataagama Karta Mangala Mustafa Ibnu Raden Kamaluddin.

From 1819 to 1821, a renovation was made by the Dutch colonial government.  After that, further expansions were made in 1893, 1916, 1950s, 1970s, and lastly in 1990s.

During an expansion in 1966-1969 by the Grand Mosque Foundation, its second floor was built covering a land area of 5,520 square meters with a capacity of 7,750 persons.

During renovation and development in 1970s by Pertamina, towers were constructed.  The original Chinese style tower was maintained as it is now.  This mosque is very typical of Palembang tradition.  Most of its timbers have Palembang typical carvings called Lekeur.

At present, the original building of this mosque is located in the middle of a new building. Since it is surrounded by the Musi River and its streams, this mosque is located as if it is in the center of the city.

If you are a Muslim, don’t miss the chance to pray here, while reading Asmaul Husna (99 names of Allah) written on the mosque ceilings.  If you want to know more about this mosque, you can go to its library for free.

The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.

The environment is also well maintained.


Visiting Palembang Grand Mosque, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.

In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.


The journey to Palembang Grand Mosque is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.

Palembang is the entry point of South Sumatra province. Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport at Tanjung Api-Api Street is the primary entry way to the provice, and is accessible from Malaysia, Singapore, China, and Thailand.

The distance between the airport and mosque is about 6 km.  You can go to this historical building by a taxi or rented car from the airport.

In the city center, there are nine types of public transportation including seven city buses from various destinations that can take you to Ampera.

The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.

We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.


In Palembang Grand Mosque, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), Money Changer, ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.

If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).

In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.


Finding place to stay in Palembang Grand Mosque  is very easy. We can stay at home stays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.

To get lodging at a cheap and definitely comfortable price, please see below:

Experience and Reviews

There are already many visitors have visited Palembang Grand Mosque, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.

So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.

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That’s all the information we provided, hopefully useful.

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