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Top Mosques in Ho Chi Minh City

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Islam in Vietnam is mostly known in the South Central Coastal, South Eastern, and the Southwest region. In Ho Chi Minh City, while it is famous for the stunning pagodas and churches, there are various mosques for Muslims too. Continue to see top mosques in Ho Chi Minh City to visit.

A Review On Islam In Ho Chi Minh City

It was said that the Cham people inherited Islam from Indian, and they still maintain this belief within the community in Ho Chi Minh City. They now scatter everywhere throughout the districts, though they still carry on some signature holidays as well as Islam’s rituals.

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Muslims from all over the world come here to travel.

What Make Mosques In Ho Chi Minh City Special?

All mosques in Ho Chi Minh City are built a long time ago, but they have been re-built to keep Islam's unique architecture.

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The picturesque architecture of a mosque.

They are not just a place to visit and taking pictures for tourists, but they are also for worshippers to come. Besides, they usually locate near fascinating attractions and delicious restaurants. For this reason, you can plan casual sightseeing and enjoy the food after you finish exploring. 

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Halal restaurants are usually located near these mosques.

Popular Mosques In Ho Chi Minh City

Jamia Al Muslimin (Dong Du Mosque)

Address: 66 Dong Du Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Google Map location: Dong Du Mosque

Opening hours: 8 AM - 8 PM

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The entrance is quite small and hard to see.

This is one of the oldest mosques in Ho Chi Chi Minh City. It was built in 1935 by South Indian Muslims. At first, it was used by most of the worshipers from southern India who resident in Ho Chi Minh City, but recently Muslims from all around the world come here to pray.

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There is a pool inside to practice your belief.

The outstanding architecture with the green color brings you a solemn yet tranquil atmosphere. This location also has stone floors and shade so visitors can take a small break or even a nap.

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The solemn atmosphere inside.

If you want to find out more about Muslims and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, Friday would be perfect since this is the crowdest time of the week. Remember to take off your shoes and dress properly when you drop by.

Cho Lon Mosque

Address: 641 Nguyen Trai Street, Ward 11, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City.

Google Map location: Cho Lon Mosque

Opening hours: every day of the week.

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The outstanding look of Cho Lon mosque.

Located at Cho Lon - the Chinatown area, Cho Lon mosque is suitable for tourists who first experience solo travel. Simple, clean, and noticeable are the best descriptions of this mosque.

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You can take a rest in the corridor.

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The space inside with Islam symbols.

Lunch and dinner would be the best time for you to visit Cho Lon mosques because you will have a chance to try out tasty food at the restaurant on the ground or around this gorgeous place.

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The entrance gate is not very noticeable.

Jamiul Islamiyah Mosque

Address: 495B Tran Hung Dao Street, Cau Kho Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Google Map location: Jamiul Islamiyah Mosque

Opening hours: every day of the week.

Known as one of the biggest mosques in Ho Chi Minh City, Jamiul Islamiyah mosque is surrounded by a large Muslim community. Even though the entrance gates are small, you will be surprised by the amazing architectural inside, or the tasty foods at the mosque’s restaurant or the halal restaurant nearby.

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The green color makes this mosque more appealing.

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You can easily see the entrance.

Al Rahman Mosque

Address: 45 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Google Map location: Al Rahman Mosque

Opening hours: every day of the week.

Being the earliest mosque in Vietnam, which was built in 1885, AI Rahman mosque lies in District 1 and mainly serves Malaysian and Indonesian.mosques in ho chi minh city ai rahman mosque entrance 1

The beautiful architecture of Al Rahman mosque.

The Muslim symbols on the wall bring a solemn feeling, and the magnificent moons and stars decoration is another special thing of AI Rahman mosque.

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Muslims use the moon and stars for decoration.

How To Get To These Mosques?

There is no public transportation go straight here, but you can use motorbike taxis and taxis app. Otherwise, book a Saigon motorbike private tour with local tour guides for greater convenience.

Conclusion on Top Mosques in Ho Chi Minh City

Even though Islam in Ho Chi Minh City is most well-known among Cham people, Malaysian, and Indonesian, it is still highly respected by Vietnamese. We hope our article on top mosques in Ho Chi Minh City has helped you in your understanding of Vietnam's colorful picture of beliefs.

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