Mosque of Baiturrahman

With its bright white walls and majestic black domes, 130-year-old grand mosque is a beautiful building. This is where hundreds of people displaced from the 2004 tsunami that flattened entire cities. At the time of the devastating tsunami, slammed into each building, both old and new. It is a fact that gives great significance to the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh. The mosque is more than just a masterpiece of Islamic architecture in Indonesia, because it can survive the tsunami which is seen by many as a direct intervention of the Creator.

Book kingdom said that the mosque was first built of wood in 1621 under the leadership of Sultan Iskandar Muda. Some say the mosque was built even earlier in 1292 by Sultan Alaidin Mahmudsyah. During the Aceh war in 1873, the mosque was destroyed. Realize the value and importance to the people of Aceh, 1879, Major General Vander who served as a military general at the time, to rebuild the mosque as promised by Governor General Van Lansberge 1877. Two domes were added by the Dutch in 1936 and two other vaults added by the Indonesian government in 1957.

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Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is located in the center of Banda Aceh. Characterized by a tower as high as 35 m, 7 big dome and minarets 7, Baiturrahman likely to be an example for other mosques in Indonesia and Malaysian peninsula; replacing mosques with multi-layered roof style.

Please visit Aceh Market located behind the mosque, here you can buy interesting items and snacks.

Taxis are available in Banda Aceh, other transport equipment is labi-labi (public transportation using minibus). You can also rent Motoped to tour around the city.