Masjid Raya al-Mashun, Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker
N 03° 34.512 E 098° 41.242
47N E 465279 N 395178
Quick Description: Great century old mosque in the centre of Medan
Location: Indonesia
Date Posted: 2/25/2020 2:58:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM124GT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
From Wikipedia:

Great Mosque of Medan or Masjid Raya Al Mashun is a mosque located in Medan, Indonesia. The mosque was built in the year 1906 and completed in 1909. In beginning of its establishment, the mosque was a part of the Maimun palace complex. Its architectural style combines Middle Eastern, Indian and Spanish elements. The mosque has an octagonal shape and has wings to the south, east, north and west.

Sultan Ma'mun Al Rashid Perkasa Alam as a leader of Sultanate of Deli started the development of Masjid Al Mashun on 21 August 1906. The entire development was completed on 10 September 1909 and marked by the implementation of the first Friday prayers at the mosque. The overall development budget was one million guilders. The Sultan developed the Mosque according to his principle that it should be more important than his own grand palace, the Maimoon Palace. Construction of the mosque was financed by the Sultanate of Deli, the Deli Maatschappij, and Tjong A Fie, the wealthiest businessman in Medan at that time.
Type: Current mosque

Address:
Jayala Mesjid Raya, Medan, Sumatra


Website reference (required if no minaret or 2nd photo): Not listed

Visit Instructions:

Posting a photo of your visit is strongly encouraged but not required. There is NO requirement that you enter inside the mosque as some mosques may not allow this. Please refrain from taking pictures inside the mosque if it is not permitted by the management and generally have respect for the reliqious nature of the site.
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