Sunan Kudus Tomb

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From the courtyards behind the mesjid (mosque), a palm-lined path leads to the imposing tomb of the Muslim saint Sunan Kudus, shrouded behind a curtain of lace. The narrow doorway, draped with heavy gold-embroidered curtains, leads to an inner chamber and the grave. It makes a particularly impressive sight when lit up at night, and energised by the faith of pilgrims. A generous sense of welcome is extended to curious non-Muslims.