Masjid Raya al-Fatah

Pulau Ambon

The town’s biggest mosque, Masjid Raya al-Fatah is a modern concrete affair, its gold-and-brown onion dome visible across much of central Ambon. Non-Muslims can visit outside of prayer times.

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