Saturday, September 20, 2008
Masjid Agung: The Greatest Mosque in Palembang
On Sunday, September 7, 2008 my husband and I attended manasik haji or training for hajj pilgrimage. This time was a little bit special because it was held at the greatest and historical mosque in Palembang, Masjid Agung.
Masjid Agung is located on the North side of Ampera Bridge, down Jl. Jendral Sudirman. This grand mosque was built in 1738 by Sultan Muhammad Badaruddin I Jaya Wikrama (resigned 1724-1757) and has recently been restored.
Here are some other pictures of Masjid Agung, one of the landmarks of Palembang: