To celebrate the truly amazing diversity in language, culture, tradition and religion in our destinations, we would like to take the time to introduce some genuinely interesting mosques in southeast Asia.
From the quaint, quiet, and humble to the ostentatious, grand and glittering, we hope these architectural marvels of one of the worlds oldest major religions will inspire you to travel with us at one of our many destinations.
Masjid Azahar | Vientiane, Laos
There are just two mosques in all of Laos and both of them are in Vientiane. The Masjid Azahar caters mainly to Muslims of Cambodian origin, most of whom are small traders in herbal medicines.
Bengali Sunni Jameh | Yangon, Myanmar
The Bengali Sunni Jameh Mosque, built in the colonial era, is one of many mosques in Yangon.
Al-Serkal | Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Al-Serkal Mosque is the main mosque in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. It was a gift from Saudi Arabia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge. It is situated north of the town, near the Boeung Kak lake, which is now dry.
Central | Saigon, Vietnam
The Central Mosque is located in the heart of the city. This blue and white Saigon Central Mosque is a quiet oasis in this busy business district of Saigon. Constructed in the 1930’s by South Indian Muslims, the mosque is one of around a dozen that serve the city’s Muslims and it stands on the site of an earlier mosque. It features four minarets, tall spires typical of Indo-Islamic mosques.
Baiturrahman Grand | Aceh, Indonesia
One of the oldest mosques in Aceh. Amazingly, the building survived the 2004 tsunami.
Istiqlal | Jakarta, Indonesia
The national mosque of Indonesia and the largest mosque in Southeast Asia.
Charminar | Telangana, India
The Charminar, built in 1591 CE, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India.
300 Years | Narathiwat, Thailand
The 300 Years Mosque (also known as Al-Hussein Mosque or Talo Mano Mosque) is located in Ban Talo Mano, Tambon Subo Sawo. It is 25 kilometres from the city of Narathiwat, Thailand.
Jama Masjid | Delhi, India
The principal mosque of Old Delhi in India, commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the best-known mosque in India.
Demak Great | Demak, Indonesia
Dating from the 15th century, the humble Demak Great Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Indonesia.
When you book our Golden Triangle tour, you will visit the Jama Masjid mosque shown above, as well as many other amazing destinations.