Mosques in Bangkok

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Bangkok is the most populous city of Thailand with many opportunities for those who love to travel and experience new things. Bangkok has some of the best architectural marvels in the country ranging from temples to mosques and to more. The mosques are designed according to traditional Arab and Thai architectural methods which is just a treat for architecture enthusiasts.

Here is the list of 7 Mosques in Bangkok

1. Al Hussein Mosque (300 Years Mosque)

As the name says, this mosque has been in place for 300 years or so. Known initially as Al-Hussein Mosque, it is one of the oldest mosques in Thailand and is in use by the large Muslim community in the area. This historical mosque was built with wood from the hummingbird tree, and an ironwood tree and the tower was built in a Chinese style.

2. Tonson Mosque

Tonson Mosque is a historic mosque in Sunni sect in Islam. Estimated to have been built around 1610-1628, Tonson Mosque is considered to be the oldest mosque in both Bangkok and Thailand. Initially known as Kudai Yai, it was a house built with teak wood and the roof is made out of terracotta tiles, resembling the hall of a Buddhist monastery. There is a Mimbun inside a mosque, which is a pulpit. The Mimbun contains pictures of Arabic calligraphy and a picture of the Kaaba.

3. Bang Luang Mosque

Bang Luang Mosque was specially built for Thai Muslims around the 1780s. Also known as Kudi Khao, this is the only mosque which was created out of bricks and concrete in a traditional Thai style. One must never miss visiting this mosque as the design of the mosque is the best example of the mix between Islamic and Thai art.

4. The Foundation of Islamic Centre Thailand

The Islamic Foundation of Thailand is said to be one of the largest mosques in Bangkok with an area of 16,000 square meters and the capacity to fit more than 3000 people in the mosque. The construction of the mosque was completed in 1984, and it was built with a special and unique architectural design.

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5. Haroon Mosque

Haroon Mosque is one of the oldest and most beautiful mosques which was built during the 1800s. The mosque has two prayer halls which can hold nearly 3000 people together, library, bookstore, food hall, and office premises. One of the primary purposes of Haroon mosque is to educate the non-Muslim community and to create a peaceful environment for everyone.

6. Thai Pakistan Friendship Mosque

Built by the Thai Pakistani Friendship Association, this mosque was founded more than 25 years to promote an exchange of culture and brotherhood among the people of both countries. This mosque is known for the delicious food that it offers during Ramadan.

7. Ban Oou Mosque

Ban Oou Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Thailand built during the 1940s. The mosque still preserves the community’s valuable antiques including an old daf, a frame drum. This frame drum is a 100-year-old relic which was once used for gathering people and announcing the worship times during the day.

Mosques are places of worship but more than that it gives you a chance to experience the divine as well as some good looking architecture.

This post was published by Muhammed Salih

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