The Sunan Ampel Mosque
The Sunan Ampel Mosque
The Sunan Ampel Mosque
The Sunan Ampel Mosque

The Sunan Ampel Mosque

The Sunan Ampel Mosque
  • The Sunan Ampel Mosque is located in the city of Surabaya, East Java, and is named after one of the nine saints of Islam in Indonesia, Sunan Ampel – who was born in Champa, in present-day central Vietnam, in 1401 CE. Sunan Ampel came to Java in 1443 CE, possibly to visit his aunt Dwarawati, a princess of Champa who was married to Kertawijaya, the king of Majapahit.

 

  •  The Musjid was built in the 15th century and is one of the oldest Musjids in Indonesia. Its unique architecture, with a combination of Javanese and Islamic styles, is a testament to Indonesia’s diverse cultural heritage.

 

  • The Musjid is a popular destination for Islamic tourism and is known for its beautiful calligraphy and traditional batik designs.

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