Cholon Jamail Mosque

sights / Religious

Cholon Jamail Mosque information

Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam
Address
Street 641 Ð Nguyen Trai
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Lonely Planet review

The clean lines and minimal ornamentation of this mosque contrast starkly with nearby Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhist temples. Note the pool for ritual ablutions in the courtyard and the tiled mihrab (niche) in the wall of the prayer hall, indicating the direction of Mecca. This mosque was built by Tamil Muslims in 1935 but since 1975 it has served the Malaysian and Indonesian Muslim communities.