Mesjid Kubah Emas – The Biggest Mosque in South East Asia
Mosques of Southeast Asia: Dian Al-Mahri
Popularly known as the golden dome mosque, Dian Al Mahri Mosque sits on an 8,000-square-meter plot of land and has five domes coated with 24-carat gold, making it one of the most-famous places of worship in Greater Jakarta.
Located in Depok, a satellite city of Jakarta, the mosque was designed by architect Uke Setiawan and financed by businesswoman Dian Juriah Maimun Al Rasyid and her husband Maimun Al Rasyid. The mosque has become the most-popular tourist destination in the municipality, attracting locals and domestic and foreign tourists.
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Dian Al-Mahri mosque is a mosque ( Masjid Kubah Mas/emas -Golden Dome) built on the edge of the roadway Meruyung-Labu in District Limo, Depok. The mosque is in addition to being a place of worship for Muslims pray everyday, this mosque complex also become a family tourist area and attract many people because the dome-dome is made of gold. Also because of the vast area available and freely accessible to the public, so the place is often a family vacation destination or just be a place to rest. This mosque was built by Hj. Dian Djuriah Maimun Al Rashid, Banten businessman, who had bought this land since 1996. The mosque is built since 2001 and was completed around the end of 2006. The mosque is open to the public on December 31, 2006. The mosque is itself able to accommodate about 20,000 worshipers approximately. This mosque area is often referred to as the region most magnificent mosques in Southeast Asia.