Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta provincial government will hold religious tourism, which is part of the #RamadhandiJakarta, or celebrating the Ramadan campaign in Jakarta activities, on Saturday, April 16, 2022.

The tour will be conceptualized as a walking tour and its second session will be held the next Saturday, April 23, 2022, according to the Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Office.

"In this era, Jakarta pushes urban tourism activities that are held within the city environment as the attraction, where one of its aspects is religion," Marketing and Attraction Head of the Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Office, Hari Wibowo, stated here on Monday.

The first session of the religious walking tour will be held in South Jakarta and Seribu Islands, while the second session will be held in Central Jakarta, West Jakarta, North Jakarta, and East Jakarta, Wibowo highlighted.

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Wibowo remarked that several content creators and professional tour guides from the Indonesian Tour Guides Association will join his tour event.

Wibowo affirmed that the tour will include pilgrimage and other religious attractions. He explained that Jakarta is one of the cities with a rich history of Islam, proven by the presence of historic mosques that are still preserved.

"The presence of this religious tour makes the holy month of Ramadan this year even more attractive," he stated.

Meanwhile, Sub-Coordinator of Attraction and Partnerships Anita Novianti noted that the religious tour is an unconventional vacationing alternative in Jakarta.

This religious tour will explore some of the large mosques in the six administrative regions of Jakarta: Ramlie Musofa Mosque, Lautze Mosque, Makmur Raden Saleh Mosque, and Agung Al-Azhar Mosque, as well as At-Tin Mosque, Al-Hawi Tomb, and Pangeran Jayakarta Tomb in East Jakarta.

"As the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, (people) are expected to stay in Jakarta for vacation. There are several unique places in Jakarta than can be explored," Novianti noted.

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