Gumelem Great Mosque

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Gumelem village which is located in Banjarnegara is rich of the histories, cultures and crafts that is interest to visit. Here we have Masjid Jamii At Taqwa or Gumelem Great Mosque, which is one of the oldest mosques in Banjarnegara. The mosque was built in 1670. The uniqueness of the mosque was built in the center of the border of East and West Gumelem. Some of the mosque is belong to the West Gumelem village and partly in the territory of East Gumelem.



The Gate of Nirbaya

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This evening, on the way to the studio, I took a picture of Plengkung Nirbaya which is located on the south side of the Sultan palace of Yogyakarta. “Plengkung” means gate.

Plengkung Nirbaya is one of the five gates of the fort of Baluwerti which is surrounding the Sultan’s palace of Yogyakarta. Nowadays, plengkung Nirbaya is well-known as Plengkung Gading.

Some says that, the sultan will never pass this gate until one day when he passed away, his body will taken to the tombs of the kings through this gate for the last time.