On the outskirts of Jakarta, in an area called Depok lies Masjid Dian Al-Mahri, otherwise known as Masjid Kubah Mas (the Golden Dome Mosque) is a magnificent mosque in which little expense was spared in building. Unlike many mosques in Indonesia this one is set in an 80 hectare area surrounded by grass lawns and fruit trees.
The domes, pillars, chandeliers, and many of the ornaments, inside and out, are covered with 24 carat gold. Some of the other materials used, such as the granite and chandeliers were imported from Italy, Spain, Norwy, and Brazil. The mosque was built and owned by a successful local woman named Dian Juriah Maimun Al-Rasyid.
Admission to the mosque is free, but cars are charged a nominal fee for parking, of which there is plenty. People come from far and wide to see it and more than a few bus loads of worshippers as well for daily prayers. The mosque is well worth seeing, but, of course, do make sure to wear appropriate clothing that covers your legs and arms. There are a number of stalls for souvenirs, food and drink.
It’s address is Jalan Maruyung Raya, Depok , Indonesia
Check this blog for an amazing digitally enhanced picture of this mosque.
Location (if this works)
Excellent architectural photos!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga
Grrrrrrrrrr, why are my photos playing up today! They are not supposed to be blurry, hold on!
Are these pictures blurry to you ? They look fine in my editor, but when I publish them they look terrible….
Clear for me. Great detail. Hard to imagine real gold used in such a way!
Cheers, this was my fix. Used the gallery instead of large (and ultimately blurry) pics. Appreciate the feedback none the less. Staggering to imagine how much the mosque cost to build. Particularly has depok is not a particularly wealthy area, stark contrasts with the areas surrounding it.
Do they allow non-muslims to enter the mosque?
Yes, they do. But I wouldnt try and attend during the middle of Friday Prayers, for example. And one needs to dress appropriately.
Having said that, one lady at the mosque refused to allow my one year old daughter into the mosque, even though she and my wife are Muslim. There’s no law in Islam that I know of that forbids child to enter a mosque, but this lady wasnt going to back down and my wife didnt want an argument and so consented.
However, the mosque is most interesting and beautiful on the outside, imho.
Thanks! We’ll be there on a Tuesday, planning to be around 9 in the morning.
I’d imagine that would be fine, enjoy and don’t forget your cameras!
Can you please suggest the easiest way (aside from taxi) to get here, we will be coming from area near Gambir station. From the mosque, we’d like to visit Taman Minih Indonesia park after.
The area near Gambir station ? That’s in North Jakarta, this mosque is in Depok which is well South. (2 hours by taxi). But you can catch a train from Gambir to Depok Stasiun and then local transport from there.
Combining it with a visit to Taman Mini Indonesia is not a bad idea, because they are both in the general area. (more or less)
How did you get on, Koo? Did you find it ok, did they let you in being non-Muslim? I’m interested to know.
Here’s a link to a google maps route from Station to Masjid https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Stasiun+Depok,+Depok,+Indonesia&daddr=Jalan+Meruyung+Raya,+Depok,+West+Java,+Indonesia&hl=en&ll=-6.390536,106.793118&spn=0.051093,0.077162&sll=-6.312616,106.916744&sspn=0.408806,0.617294&geocode=FRdDnv8dZONdBilXm37NYelpLjHDtW_QBkls-A%3BFY-lnv8dgStdBimF_kVr1e5pLjHup_zrLEaItw&oq=Jalan+Maruyung+Raya,+Depok&mra=ls&t=m&z=14
SUBHANALLAH, thinking about having my Nikah there.
It would be a lovely place to do that!
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