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Sultan Suriansyah Mosque, Kuin, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan

Sultan Suriansyah Mosque, Kuin, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. Sultan Suriansyah Mosque (Masjid Sultan Suriansyah) or Kuin Mosque is a historic mosque in Banjarmasin City which is the oldest mosque in South Kalimantan. This mosque was built during the reign of Sultan Suriansyah (1526-1550), King of Banjar who firstly believed in Islam.

Kuin Mosque is one of the three oldest mosques in Banjarmasin City in the era of the Mufti Jamaluddin (Banjarmasin Mufti), the another mosques are Masjid Besar (Masjid Jami Banjarmasin in the future) and Basirih Mosque. This mosque is located in Kelurahan Kuin Utara, the area known as Banjar Lama which is the site of the capital of the Sultanate of Banjar in the first time. The mosque is located adjacent to the tomb complex of Sultan Suriansyah and on the left bank of the Kuin River.


Sultan Suriansyah Mosque, Kuin, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan
Sultan Suriansyah Mosque
Mihrab, Sultan Suriansyah Mosque, Kuin, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan
Mihrab of The Mosque
Interior of The Mosque, Sultan Suriansyah Mosque, Kuin, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan
Interior of The Mosque
This mosque which is built on the banks of the Kuin river has the form of Banjar traditional architecture, with stage construction and overlapping roofed. The mihrab of this mosque has its own separate roof with the main building.

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