Istiqlal Mosque is one of the halal tourist destinations in Indonesia. The construction process in a number of areas of the largest mosque in Southeast Asia has been completed and has made it ready as a place of worship, study, as well as tourism. The Istiqlal Mosque has become an icon of Indonesia. Many tourists and national heads who visited Indonesia then saw the beauty of the Istiqlal Mosque.
If you enter to the mosque, with five floors and one ground floor, you will see the splendor of modern architecture with marble floors covered in geometric ornaments made of stainless steel, and 12 tall and sturdy pillars that support a large dome with a diameter of 45 meters. And if you look at the south side of the outside of the mosque, you will see a 96 meter high tower that rises to the Jakarta skyline. Istiqlal Mosque has a very strategic location because it is located to the northeast of Monas field.
The concept of tourism offered by the Istiqlal mosque is of course religious tourism. The modern architecture of the Istiqlal mosque is a strong magnet to attract tourists. In addition, this mosque holds the title of the largest mosque in Southeast Asia with a capacity of 200,000 people.
The route to the Istiqlal mosque is very easy. Its location near the Monas monument makes it very easy for tourists who want to visit Istiqlal. For tourists who like to choose train transportation, they can go to Gambir station and walk to Istiqlal. For tourists who get off at the Kampung Rambutan terminal, they can access Busway corridor seven.
From Kampung Rambutan tourists take the busway to Kampung Melayu. Continue the journey by the busway to Ancol and get off at the Budi Utomo bus stop. Then walk to Istiqlal. Busway corridor seven will serve passengers every 10 minutes, with a travel time of one hour and 20 minutes.