Despite Muslims only constituting a mere 5% of Thailand’s population, there are actually plenty of mosques here. There are over 3,494 mosques sprawled all across this Southeast Asian country. Most Thai Muslims are found in Southern Thailand and yet, the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok, hosts thousands of Muslim travellers monthly.
Also known as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Bangkok has sealed its position as a favourite Muslim-friendly travel destination of conveniently-located halal food and tons of prayer facilities.
Did you know there are reportedly over 170 mosques just in Bangkok itself? Here are some mosques to check out as you explore Muslim-friendly Bangkok.
Near Chao Phraya River
Also known as the River of Kings, Chao Phraya River is a major river that runs through Bangkok. Muslim travellers who hop on one of the many boat cruises along the river would be able to appreciate the stunning sights of the city.
You might be able to spot some of this capital city’s famous landmarks such as the Pak Khlong Flower Market. As you cruise along the river, be sure to spot many mosques nearby from the Bangkok Mosque to the Bang Luang Mosque.
1. Bangkok Mosque
Address: ถนน สุรวงศ์ – ซอย พุทธโอสถ Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
2. Faizane Madina Bangkok
Address: 273 Saphan Yao Alley, Khwaeng Si Phraya, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
3. Thai-Pakistani Friendship Mosque
Address: Maha Set Rd, Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
4. Haroon Mosque
Address: 25 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
5. Suwannaphum Mosque
Address: 62, Soi Charoen Nakhon 7, Charoen Nakhon Road, Khlong Ton Sai, Khet Khlong San, Bangkok, 10600, แขวง คลองต้นไทร เขตคลองสาน กรุงเทพมหานคร 10600, Thailand
6. Luang Kocha Itsahak Mosque
Address: 979 Song Wat Rd, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
7. Guwatil Islam
Address: 656 Somdet Chao Phraya Rd, Khwaeng Somdet Chao Phraya, Khet Khlong San, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
8. Ton Son Mosque
Address: 447 Thanon Arun Amarin, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
9. Bang Luang Mosque
Address: 151 Thanon Arun Amarin, Khwaeng Wat Kanlaya, Khet Thon Buri, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
10. Nurunmubin Mosque
Address: 1134 Itsaraphap Rd, Hiran Ruchi, 10600, Khet Thon Buri, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
11. Suan Phlu Mosque
Address: 226 Thoet Thai 11 Alley, Khwaeng Bang Yi Ruea, Khet Thon Buri, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
Ratchathewi is commonly known as a transport hub in Bangkok as many inter-city buses drive through as they head to other popular Thai cities like Hua Hin and Pattaya.
However, Muslim shopaholics might be familiar with this area as it is filled with many favourite shopping spots. From Pratunam Plaza to The Platinum Fashion Mall, you’ll be able to shop to your heart’s desires after performing your prayers at these mosques nearby.
12. Mahanak Mosque
Address: ซอย Krung Maen Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Maha Nak, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
13. Darul Aman Mosque
Address: 453 Phetchaburi 7 Alley, Khwaeng Thung Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
14. Da Run Fa La Mosque
Address: 915, Soi Phayanak Phetchaburi Road, Thanon Phet Bun, Khet Ratchathewi, Bangkok, 10400, แขวง ถนนเพชรบุรี เขตราชเทวี กรุงเทพมหานคร 10400, Thailand
15. Indonesia Mosque
Address: Polo 5 Alley, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
16. Masjid Daarul Falah
Address: 1003 Soi Phaya Nak, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
17. Niamatul Islam Mosque
Address: 660/114 ซอยเพชรบุรี 35 ถนนเพชรบุรี แขวงมักกะสัน เขตราชเทวี Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
18. Nana Mosque
Address: Soi Sukhumvit 3/1, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
As the largest market in Thailand, the Chatuchak area rarely needs any introduction. Chatuchak is home to the most popular weekend market, where you’ll be able to find an array of delectable halal-friendly Thai street food and goods including clothes, books and home furniture. If you’re taking a break from the crazy crowds, Muslim travellers should head to the nearby mosque to perform your prayers.
19. Chatuchak Masjid
Address: Bangkok, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Phra Nakhon might not seem to be a very Muslim-friendly area as it’s where many temples like the Phra Pathom Chedi are located. Besides learning more about other religions and appreciating the various Buddhist temples, Muslim travellers can also explore the many sights including the Air Orchid Farm and of course, the Lam Phaya Floating Market.
20. Ban Tuk Din Mosque
Address: 139 ซอย ดำเนินกลางเหนือ Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
21. Kudi Luang Mosque
Address: ซอย พรานนก 11 Thanon Phran Nok, Khwaeng Ban Chang Lo, Khet Bangkok Noi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10700, Thailand
22. Chak Phong Mosque
Address: 70, Trok Surao Chak Phong, Chak Phong Road, Chana Songkhram, Khet Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, 10200, แขวง ชนะสงคราม เขตพระนคร กรุงเทพมหานคร 10200, Thailand
When in the urban area of Bang Kapi, Muslim travellers should definitely visit the Mall. The Mall is not just your ordinary shopping mall. Besides the department store, watch a film at their cinema or have a splashing good time at the massive water park on the top floor. Otherwise, head down to the Rajamangala Stadium to browse the National Sports Museum or watch some exciting football.
23. The Foundation of the Islamic Centre of Thailand
Address: 2 ซอย รามคำแหง 2 Khwaeng Suan Luang, Khet Suan Luang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10250, Thailand
24. Khlong Tan Central Mosque
Address: 2547 Phetchaburi Tat Mai Road, Khwaeng Suan Luang, Khet Suan Luang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10250, Thailand
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Yan Nawa and Sathon
Sathon is mostly a commercial district filled with various skyscrapers. As you walk along Sathon Road, Muslim travellers would be able to spot multiple pushcarts selling various kinds of local cuisine. Down at the Sathon Pier, you’ll see the longtail boats that cruise along the Chao Phraya River. Yan Nawa, on the other hand, has a more busy atmosphere with popular shopping malls like Central Plaza Rama III and Chatuchak Rama III. Also, be sure to look out for the Rama IX Bridge, the first cable-stayed bridge in Thailand.
25. Masjid Darul Abideen
Address: 1867-2529 Soi Chan 23/2, Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
26. Jawa Mosque
Address: ซอย เจริญราษฎร์ 1แยก 9 Khwaeng Yan Nawa, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand