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Saigon Central Mosque, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 
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Distance from city center: 3.3mi
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added on the 17th of April, 2011
Saigon Central Mosque is one of the 12 mosques in Ho Chi Minh City. Muslims from all over the world would come here to worship. This mosque is usually crowded on Fridays. This a very peaceful place to go to understand the Muslim culture in Vietnam.

A important tip here is to remember to take your shoes off before entering the mosque and dress conservatively and decently if you wish to enter.
Furthermore you can also eat halal food that is readily available right outside the mosque. Just outside the mosque there are people selling halal food like bread and biscuits. Just across the road there is a halal restaurant that serves Vietnamese halal food as well.

Address:
66 Dong Du, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Price:
Free entry in Mosque

Opening Hours:
8AM-8PM daily

How to get there:
Take a taxi to the place

Phone number:
+84 8 824 2903

On the web:
http://www.vietnam720.com/Virtual-Tours/Saigon-Central-Mosque-HCMC.79.html

 
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