Ever wonder what it is like during Eid al-Fitr in Bangkok 2017?
Bangkok has long been a favourite holiday destination among Muslims worldwide. This cosmopolitan city allows travellers an opportunity to experience not only Thailand’s predominant Buddhist culture but also many other customs and traditions. And with the country’s southernmost provinces in fact predominantly Muslim, Islamic culture is well represented in the capital.
The major Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr is no exception, and Muslims visiting Bangkok during Eid al-Fitr in Bangkok 2017 can be assured of many ways to mark the occasion. The city’s numerous mosques will of course be important sites for Eid al-Fitr observance, including Tonson mosque in Bang Yai district, one of Bangkok’s oldest mosques. Nearby in the same area as well is the city’s oldest Islamic cemetery.
Closer to Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom, Ban Au mosque in Soi Ban Au off Charoen Krung Road is in fact the first registered mosque in Bangkok and a peaceful place of worship amid surrounding high-rises and shopping malls. Likewise close to the hotel are Haroon Mosque in Charoen Krung Soi 36, Bangkok Mosque in Soi San Chao Maepla Taphian, and Masjid Mirasuddeen in Silom Soi 20.
Bangkok’s sizable Muslim population means Halal food is easy to find. For restaurant dining, Silom district is especially convenient and indeed a wide range of venues can be found just outside the hotel. Many restaurants specialise in southern Thailand dishes including the region’s fiery curries. Otherwise, Halal-certified dry foods can be purchased in supermarkets and shops throughout the city.
Visitors wanting to do some shopping while on holiday will be spoilt for choice by Bangkok’s famous markets and malls. Guest staying at Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom, moreover, can know they’ll be situated within the capital’s main gem and jewellery quarter.
Special offer available during Eid al-Fitr in Bangkok 2017: ‘Knock Out Sale’ rate with benefits including three pieces of laundry per day, daily credit of THB 300 on food and drink, free Wi-Fi, and Le Cub points. Learn more here: http://www.novotelbangkoksilom.com/offers/knock-out-sale/.