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Kotawaringin Lama

Sunday November 20th, 2016
Pangkalan Bun
20 November 2016

There are 2 distinguished heritages here, Kiyai Gede Mosque and Astana Al-Nursari.

Built in 1679, Kyai Gede Mosque is a treasure to behold. It was built of Ulin wood complete with complex Calligraphic carvings on its pillars. Arguably the oldest mosque in Kalimantan Tengah, the mosque bear witness to the spread of Islam in Kalimantan Tengah. Kyai Gede was a renown cleric who frst came from Demak, Java via Gresik.

Astana Al-Nursari was built in 1867 as a private residence of Prince Paku Sukma from Kingdom of Kutaringin. Believed to be the last of its kind, this is the only royal palace left from the era.
Currently it hosts sacred objects, musical instruments and cannons from the colonial wars that make Astana Al-Nursari an archeological visit to understand the old kingdom of Kotawaringin.

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