Nurul Huda Mosque in Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province
These days, mosques often become a vacation spot for those who visit a certain region in Indonesia. Tourists have a different reason to visit a mosque during their vacation, though. Some of them want to appreciate the architecture while others want to learn the history of the building. Well, Sumbawa Regency has several interesting mosques for tourists to visit, in this case. One of them is Nurul Huda Mosque that resides in DR. Wahidin Street. It is located in Brang Bara Village and belongs to Sumbawa Sub-District. The locals even gave the title “Masjid Agung” or grand mosque to it!
The first thing to know regarding the mosque is related to the nuance. The location is on the roadside, so it is considered crowded due to the easy accessibility. The number of visitors is also high, as the locals use the mosque to fulfill their worship duty. When it comes to the architecture, the mosque applies a three-layered pyramid roof. It also features two similar towers that flank the mosque beautifully. As for the interior, several big round pillars support the building. Overall, it looks majestic both inside and outside.
Exploring Nurul Huda Mosque
Tourists often drop by in Nurul Huda Mosque for resting before continuing their vacation in Sumbawa Regency. Despite the fact, they are not allowed to cause a disturbance in the mosque (especially during the worship time). Here is the tip. They must not enter the building in order to avoid the issue. Instead, they can rest on the terrace for resting. Also, it is recommended to come aside from the worship times. Moslems should know this information, for sure.
The next common reason why tourists drop by in Nurul Huda Mosque is to appreciate the architecture. The modern and astonishing design amuses all visitors, after all. It even looks more sophisticated than other regular mosques. According to the locals, in fact, the mosque becomes an important heritage of Sumbawa Sultanate. No wonder, it has a historical value that tourists can learn during the visit later. In this case, they need to find a local guide who can tell information regarding the history of the mosque.
Nurul Huda Mosque becomes popular due to many reasons. The beautiful architecture and history are some of them. What is next? It is related to the location, which is quite strategic. The mosque resides in the west part of Dalam Loka Palace. Not to mention it is located on the roadside. That means everyone can reach the mosque easily and park their vehicle without hassles during the visit later.
- Istana Dalam Loka
- Jam Gadang
- Pasar Seketeng
How to Get There
From Soekarno – Hatta International Airport (Jakarta City), tourists should take an airplane in order to get there faster. Their destination is Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport and the flight may take around 4 hours and 5 minutes. Once tourists arrive at Sumbawa Besar City, they can simply take Diponegoro Street and head to Brang Bara Village where the mosque is located. The distance is only 2.7 km, so the trip may take around 7 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Harapan Hotel
- Dewi Hotel
- Dian Hotel