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The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness

The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness

The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness

The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness- Indonesia is the biggest country population of the Moslem in the world, the number of Moslem Peoples even more than another Moslem Country. Based on those facts, so there is a lot of mosque in Indonesia, some of them even noted as the greatest mosque all over the world. One of the greatest I will show you on this chance. We go back to West Sumatra, where there was built one iconic mosque called West Sumatra Grand Mosque.

The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness
The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness

West Sumatra Grand Mosque is the biggest mosque in West Sumatra or the second biggest all whole Sumatra, it is located in Padang City, The Capital of West Sumatra. It was built beginning in December of 2007 and completely finish in January of 2019. Consist of three-floor, with the main floor to pray is on the second floor, it has 5000 until 6000 peoples of capacity with the large square around the mosque, the large of the whole area is around 40.343 square meters. The height of this building is 47 meters ar 154 feets completed with one tower with 85 meters of height.

The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness
The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness

In facts, this grand mosque was already used for the first time in 2014, there is the donation of The Turkish Government at the beginning of 2014, they were sending the carpet for prayer rug to the mosque. Since that time, the mosque is used routinely but due to the constructions is not finished completely, so it was opened with the limited number or visitor or prayer. And as I said earlier, it was officially opened when the construction perfectly finishes in 2019.

The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness
The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness

The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness

Not like the mosques commonly, West Sumatra Grand Mosque was built without the dome, there is no even one dome which becomes the characteristic of the mosques everywhere. This mosque is more similar to a custom home which called Rumah Gadang that shows and describing the culture and the local wisdom of the province. However, it keeps looking like a good and modern building, not looked like an ancient building.

The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness
The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness

The mosque construction was adjusted to the geographical conditions of West Sumatra which were several times rocked by a large earthquake. The mosque is supported by 631 piles with a 1.7-meter diameter pile foundation at a depth of 7.7 meters. With the topographic conditions still in a swamp, the depth of each foundation is not pegged because it adjusts the saturation point of the soil. So everybody, that is a short review about West Sumatra Grand Mosque, one of the greatest mosque in Indonesia even the world, no matter do you are Moslem or not, this place deserves to be visited. Thanks for reading, hopefully it will be a good reference.

The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness
The Grand Mosque of West Sumatra Greatness
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