Palembang Grand Mosque

Getting There

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.

Getting Around

You can walk around to explore this great mosque, and visitors will find it unique in every corner of the building.

To Do

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.

To Stay

This building is located in the City Center making it easy to find hotels nearby.  You can find star-rated or ordinary hotels along Kapten A Rivai, Sudirman, R Sukamto, Veteran, and POM IX Streets.
To Eat

Since it is located in the City Center, you won’t find any difficulty finding local foods here.  Not far from the Palembang Grand Mosque, you can enjoy Palembang traditional foods like empek-empek panggang and kerupuk (crackers) for Rp 1,500 to Rp 22,200 per piece, depending where you eat.  There is also a food stall selling es belimbing (star fruit ice).  It is the only food stall that sells es belimbing.
To Buy

Near the Palembang Grand Mosque, you will find two markets seeling various types of food and souvenirs including fruits and Songket (woven fabrics).  These markets are called Pasar 16 Ilir and Pasar 35 Ilir.  About two kilometers from there, you could find a Songket center and 50 meters from there, you could find a Lekeur (carving) center.

This mosque is a suitable site for religious and cultural tours because it reminds us of God Almighty and the cultural diversity of Palembang.

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