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Pink Mosque – Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao (Travel Guide)

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THE PINK MOSQUE OF PEACE AND LOVE

Pink Mosque - Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao (Travel Guide)
This 2022 I had an opportunity to travel again. My cousin, Ben, asked me to be his assistant for a client in Cotabato City in Mindanao. I never expected my visit there to be an eye-opener.  Cotabato City is a Muslim majority municipality and I got to learn a lot from their culture and religion. On our last day, we were allowed to visit known mosques around the area like the Grand Mosque of Cotabato and the Pink Mosque in Maguindanao.
Pink Mosque - Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao (Travel Guide)
The Pink Mosque, also known as Masjid Dimaukom, in Datu Saudi-Ampatuan is initiated by Mayor Samsudin Dimaukom to change the image of Maguindanao. They colored it pink to represent peace and love. He wanted it to be a symbol of unity and brotherhood for the whole Maguindanao. Muslim architecture always fascinates me with the qubba (dome) and crescent moon & star tops, unfortunately, we were not allowed to go inside to see the interior of the mosque. Another fact I discovered is that it was built by Christians from Davao.
Pink Mosque - Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao (Travel Guide)
Pink Mosque - Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao (Travel Guide)
Pink Mosque - Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao (Travel Guide)
Pink Mosque - Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao (Travel Guide)
Pink Mosque - Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao (Travel Guide)
We always thought of Maguindanao as a very dangerous place but with this structure, we continue to look at it and hope that peace and prosperity will be reached by the Maguindanaons.
Pink Mosque - Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao (Travel Guide)

CHECK OUT MY TRAVEL GUIDE FOR THE GRAND MOSQUE OF COTABATO. CHEERS!

REMINDERS/GUIDES/TIPS

LOCATION:

  • Salbu-Pagatin Road, Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Philippines

HOW TO GET THERE:

  1. From Cotabato City:
    • Take a Husky Bus or jeepney bound to Marbel and tell the driver to drop you off at Datu Saudi-Ampatuan Junction/Rotonda near the Datu Saudi-Ampatuan Municipal Hall (Fare = ₱105.00 [Husky Bus], ₱50.00 [Jeepney], Travel Time = 1 Hour)
    • Take a Payong-payong (Tricycle) going to the Pink Mosque or walk for a few minutes.
  2. From General Santos City:
    • Take a Husky Bus and tell the driver to drop you off at Datu Saudi-Ampatuan Junction/Rotonda near the Datu Saudi-Ampatuan Municipal Hall (Fare = ₱200.00 [Husky Bus], Travel Time = 3 Hours)
    • Take a Payong-payong (Tricycle) going to the Pink Mosque or walk for a few minutes.

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RATES AND FEES:

  • Burka and Hijab Rental: ₱100.00

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NOTES:

  • Wear proper clothing, especially for the women because hijabs and burka are required when entering the mosque.
  • Means of transportation are limited, avoid staying late in the area.
  • Make sure to register in their health and safety tracker before going.
  • Avoid wearing camouflage-patterned/military clothing.
  • Respect the place. It may be a tourist spot but it is still a mosque, a place of worship.

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