The Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid, also known as the Grand Mosque of Cotabato, is the largest mosque in the Philippines. The structure is located in Barangay Kalanganan in Cotabato City and was funded by Hassanal Bolkiah the Sultan of Brunei . Considered to be a masterpiece of islamic architecture, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid or the Grand Mosque now stands as a landmark in Cotabato City. Located at Barangay Kalangan II, it was named after the Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Bolkiah who donated a huge amount just so this architectural wonder and place of worship materializes in Cotabato City. This mosque is now the most visited place of worship and a top tourist destination in Cotabato City.
To get to the Grand Mosque of Cotabato, PAL Express and Cebu Pacific Air both have daily flights to Cotabato from Manila. From there, the best way to get to the Grand Mosque is to rent a multicab jeepney for Php 350 (depends on your haggling skills), and that’s enough to bring you back to the city proper. On tight budget but feeling adventurous? Take a jeep from the airport to the junction going to the mosque and ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) for Php 30 (one way).