Photo: At Vihara Avalokitesvara.

Mosques, Churches and Temples

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Multicultural and multi-faith Semarang is a microcosm of Indonesia itself, evident in the diversity of places of worship, from the ancient temples at nearby Candi Gedung Songo, to the modern Middle Eastern-Javanese-mashup State Mosque, Mesjid Agung Jawa Tengah and you could easily fill a day visiting Semarang’s mosques, historic churches and temples.

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The largest of them all (as the name implies) is Mesjid Agung Jawa Tengah (The Great Mosque of Central Java). This mosque is also one of the more recent, the first worshipers held Friday prayers when it was still under construction in 2004 and it was officially opened in 2006. The complex covers ten hectares and houses a number of buildings comprising a library and auditorium, with the mosque in ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 800 words.)

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