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Islamic Tourism Exhibition in Thailand

Islamic Tourism Exhibition in ThailandIslamic Tourism Exhibition in Thailand

Concurrent to the 36th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the 4th exhibition of Islamic tourism was held in Thailand, according to International Qur’an News Agency (IQNA).

The Iranian cultural attaché to Thailand attended the exhibition which commenced January 30.

Various artworks, handicrafts, carpets and books translated into the Thai language were presented.

The international section was also attended by representatives from Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.

Islam is a minority faith in Thailand, with recent statistics suggesting a population of around 4 million. The Muslim community is centered in Thailand’s three southern most provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, where they are the majority.

The southern part of the country is home to many tourist attractions.

Pattani Central Mosque, located on the outskirts of the provincial capital, is the most beautiful and largest of Thailand’s mosques, and a focal point for Thai Muslims. Kruesae Mosque, seven kilometres from Pattam town, was built in the late 16th century and, according to legend, was never finished.

The present structure is on the same site and dates to the 18th century. It features a mixture of Middle Eastern and European architectural styles.