Ampel Faith Tourism

At the age of 20, Raden Achmad Rachmatullah was widely known by his people as a person who was polite and dignified. That was the reason why he was so respected by the community. He studied the science of religion and gained the trust of the King of Majapahit to spread the religion of Islam. There are many places of interest in Surabaya and we think this one is worth mentioning.

He used to gather people and spread his religion in the city. Unfortunately, he had no space to perform his act. He took the initiative to build a mosque somewhere in the city in 1421. He later used it as a place to preach. He spent most of his time in the mosque until his death. He died in 1481 and was buried on the right side of the mosque. The Ampel Mosque still exists to this day, so is the Ampel faith tourism. So if you want to know the physical appearance of the mosque, you can go there.

Masjid Sunan Ampel

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There are some interesting facts you need to know. First of all, when it comes to sizes, it is the second biggest mosque in the city. That is why it is very popular and many pilgrims visit the place to worship. Pilgrims not only come from the city, but many of them also travel from outside the city. They are not only interested to see the interior of the building, but also the tomb of Sunan Ampel. The mosque holds the most people usually during Ramadhan because people like to come to this place during the holy month.

Masjid Sunan Ampel Surabaya

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They are not only ordinary people, but many are religious scholars. This is the right place to learn about the religion of Islam. There is much you can learn. The Ampel faith tourism is truly one of a kind. The building is covered by the ancient Javanese architecture, so it looks very traditional. There are five gates or Gapuro in the local language. They symbolize the pillars of Islam. There are merchants around this place. If you want to buy some souvenirs, you can buy them. That’s what you need to know about the Ampel faith tourism.

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