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Surviving the Tsunami is Now an Icon of Aceh Province

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It is incomplete if you visit Aceh without stopping at the magnificent mosque, the Baiturrahman Mosque. This is one of the iconic religious tourism in Aceh.

In addition to tasting Acehnese noodle culinary, religious tourism is indeed more pronounced for Aceh Province. There are many religious destinations that can be visited, one of which is the Baiturrahman Mosque.

Not forever in the memory of the tsunami that hit Aceh in 2004. One of the buildings that survived was the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque.

Summarized Bali Tourism, Sunday (9/5/2021) according to history the Baiturrahman Mosque was built in 1612 AD by Sultah Iskandar Muda Mahkota Alam. This mosque was once the most magnificent building in the 18th century.

Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh Photo: (Syanti / Bali Tourism)

History

Baiturrahman Mosque was built in 1612 AD by Sultah Iskandar Muda Mahkota Alam. The mosque, which was once the grandest building in the 18th century, is one of the buildings that survived the 2004 tsunami that hit Aceh.

This mosque has undergone several renovations, such as expanding and adding a dome.

In the past, on March 26, 1873 when the Dutch declared war on the Kingdom of Aceh, this mosque was used as a fortress and defense headquarters by the fighters of the Kingdom of Aceh. The fighters at that time, such as Teuku Umar and Cut Nyak Dien, arranged strategies and war tactics from the Baiturrahman Mosque.

Dutch troops led by General Johan Harmen Rudlof Kohler came to the coast of Aceh on April 5, 1873 and brought 3,198 soldiers to control the Baiturrahman Mosque. The Acehnese fighters then made a counterattack. In this counterattack General Kohler died after being hit by a bullet to the chest.

During the second Dutch army’s aggression on April 10, 1290H / April 1873 AD led by General van Swieten, the Baiturrahman Mosque was burned down. The people of Serambi Mecca were furious at that time. Cut Nyak Dhien, who led the troops, ignited the jihadist spirit of the fighters. War broke out again.

Four years later, the Dutch rebuilt the mosque. This second phase of development was carried out by the Dutch Government. The groundbreaking was carried out by Kadhi Malikul Adil on October 9, 1879. At that time, General K. Van Der Heijden was the civilian and military governor.

The mosque was completed on December 27, 1881 with only one dome and the size is not too large. In 1991-1993, the Governor of Aceh Ibrahim Hasan carried out an expansion of the mosque. One that is being expanded is the front yard and interior of the mosque.

Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda AcehBaiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh Photo: (Syanti / Bali Tourism)
Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda AcehBaiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh Photo: (Syanti / Bali Tourism)

Current condition of the mosque

For your information only, the Baiturrahman Mosque has seven domes, four towers and one main tower. The area of ​​the mosque also increased by approximately 4 hectares. Inside the mosque complex there is a pool and the main tower.

When viewed from the front, there are five large black domes. And even during the day it doesn’t feel hot because there are 12 giant umbrellas installed. The marble floors are white, making the courtyard of the mosque a cool place. So crowded with visitors who sit and relax on the floor of the mosque courtyard.

Entering the mosque, you will be greeted by the many pillars that support the mosque building. Pay attention to the interior of the Baiturrahmaan Mosque. decorated with walls, marble staircases and floors from China. Stunning glass windows at the top, decorated wooden doors, decorative chandeliers and building stones originating from the Netherlands.

The area in the mosque reaches 4,760 square meters. The mosque can accommodate 10,000 worshipers inside. And when combined with the courtyard of the mosque, it can accommodate around 30,000 worshipers.

When you go on vacation to Aceh, please stop at the Baiturrahman Mosque.

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