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Fes, a top sightseeing place in Morocco, is an ancient city that offers the experience of a traditional lifestyle with donkeys for transportation and narrow alleys lined with busy boutiques ornamented in cultural decors. This is the third largest city in the country and in itself pertains to be a Morocco tourist attraction.  ...more

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Fes, a top sightseeing place in Morocco, is an ancient city that offers the experience of a traditional lifestyle with donkeys for transportation and narrow alleys lined with busy boutiques ornamented in cultural decors. This is the third largest city in the country and in itself pertains to be a Morocco tourist attraction.  

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  • Top 9 Holiday Destinations in Spain That You Need To Visit

    Everyone needs a plan to roll out and get some fresh air after the pandemic. While we all have big plans to resume our travel plans, we need to be sure that we adhere to health safety protocols. Starting July 1, Spain reopens its Portugal land borders, completing the country’s reopening transition. Spain has eased travel restrictions since June 21 when the Spanish borders reopen to EU and UK tourists without quarantine. Famous for its matador show, Spain continuously attracts tourists for its historical monuments, beautiful architecture and vibrant culture. That includes the history of Islamic civilisation in Spain. Spain is a huge country with so much to experience and explore. So get off your couch and start putting together your dream itinerary to discover the beauty of Spain with your family. But first, apart from coffee ☕️, take a look at the 9 best holiday spots in Spain! via GIPHY 1. Retiro Park, Madrid | The City’s Green Lungs Image Credit: Illán Riestra Nava on Unsplash Comprising of interesting monuments, fabulous sculptures, and gardens, kick start your day at Retiro Park by doing some fun activities like working out at La Chopera Municipal Sports Center, stroll around the park and discover the history behind the admirable Jacinto Benavebte Statue, La Casita del Pescador, El Paseo de las Estatuas, and The Royal Observatory of Madrid or you can simply lay a mat in the park and people watch while enjoying your brunch! This well-preserved park is home to a beautiful lake where you can rent a rowing boat. Be sure to spot the gorgeous Alfonso Martinez Monument while you’re at it! Near the rose garden you will discover the Statue of The Fallen Angel, 666 meters above sea level, symbolising the devil. The fountain is surrounded by devil-like creatures, spouting water from its mouths. For art lovers, you must have a look at Velázquez Palace and The Crystal Palace that hosts a contemporary art exhibition, monographic art exhibitions of different artists from 1900, and enjoy its remarkable interior! 2. Tibidabo Amusement Park Image Credit: Tomáš Nožina on Unsplash Challenge yourself to attempt some attractions in Tibidabo Amusement Park! With more than 30 attractions for all ages, the Tibidabo Amusement Park is one of the longest-running amusement parks in the world with some unique vintage attractions and breathtaking views in Spain! Don’t miss out on the park’s most famous ride – Avió. Feel yourself ‘fly’ in the air in an aircraft replica! Next, get on the ride on Muntaya Russa, bringing you more than 500m above sea-level and the best view of Barcelona from above. Also Read: 11 Must-Visit Islamic Historical Sites In Spain 3. Sacramonte Caves Museum, Granada Image Credit: Victoriano Izquierdo on Unsplash I would say it is a quiet holiday destination in Spain. Step back to the old times in this fascinating museum located inside of caves is the real authentic deal! This is where you explore the diverse geography within the region. Inside the museum, you will see how traditional handicrafts were made, a representative of the Gypsies lifestyle in the past. While you’re outside, admire sensational views of Alhambra along the sides, the white slopes of the Albacyn, and the River Darro. We’d recommend staying a night or two at the Gypsies and take your time taking in the view and experience the Flamenco Show. 4. Mezqueta Catedral de Cordoba Image Credit: Florian David on Unsplash The astonishing building of Andalusia city is transformed into the cathedral of Mezquita. Located in the Southeast part of Madrid, the dashing Cordoba mosque stands at the foot of Siera de Montana hill. The Cordoba mosque had witnessed the heroic moment of Islamic civilization in Spanish land. The mosque was once a cathedral called Visigoth St. Vincent and changed into mosque under Abd Ar-Rahman tenure in 784. Then, It was changed again into a cathedral during the 16th century of the Christian army's conquest. The center of the mosque turns to the main altar and the choir hall. The architecture has strong influence of the Islamic relics with pillars and marble structures surrounding the mosque. The architecture of the Cordoba mosque resembles the structure of Damascus’s great mosque, Syria. The Quranic calligraphy on the Mihrab wall is well preserved. On December 15, 1994, UNESCO defined the Cordoba mosque as one of the most historic and important relics in the world. Make sure you have a chance to pray there! 5. Plaza de España, Sevilla Image Credit: Joan Oger on Unsplash The Plaza de España-Sevilla is love at first sight! A seamless fusion of the Renaissance and Spanish Moorish architectural styles. Become the point of interest, this magnificent plaza will make everyone fall in love at first sight. The beautiful building has a nice taste since the combined architecture of Renaissance and Spanish Moorish style. It was originally built as construction and symbol for the Ibero-american exposition held in 1929. This building is a must-see attraction when you’re in Seville. In recent years, Plaza de España has also become a movie set, on Lawrence from Arabia (1962) and Star Wars: Attack of the clones (2002). Many arcs and columns, along with the red brick facade and gardens, make this construction looks stunning. Don't leave Seville before visiting this site! 6. City of Arts and Science, Valencia Image Credit: Jurre Houtkamp on Unsplash Integrating ultra-modern scientific and cultural complex, Valencia, the city of arts and science is not only best known as the largest holiday destination in Spain but also in Europe! This place is simply mind-blowing. The area was designed by the well-known Valenkcian architect, Santiago Calatrava, who lies on the dried bed of the river (which was diverted), and it's an impressive example of modern architecture. Be prepared to spend the whole day there because it's worth it and here are the attractive contents you should touch! Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia, Hemispheric, Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe, Oceanografic, The Umbracle, and Agora. We would recommend getting the tickets online in advance on their official website before it is sold out! 7. 3 Halal Restaurants in Spain Images Credit: Artiom Vallat on Unsplash Having a trip to Europe especially Spain is the thing that you always waiting for! Besides famous with its historical places, this country also serves you Halal cuisine from all around the world that you can find in Barcelona, Granada, and Madrid easily. Ascent, Barcelona Ascent is located in the heart of Barcelona city. It offers the Mediterranean, Spanish and French cuisine. What a surprise, all the dishes are delicious. We strongly recommend this restaurant! El Taj Halal, Granada A Moroccan Halal Certified Restaurant is the best places to eat fresh halal food. The service is great and the food is amazing. Their falafel wrap is a must-try! Bombay Palace, Madrid This restaurant serves you with various tasty of Indian food. We recommend you to give a try on chicken Madras, Naan and Chicken Briyani! Local Markets! Image Credit: Caleb Stokes on Unsplash For travelers, wander around to the local market is a must! It is impossible if you leave that way without pick some original craftworks from Spain! We have 2 local markets for your last destination in Spain: 8. El Rastro, Madrid With more than 1,000 stalls are available and free to check out. Both locals and tourists make the crowd there to browse antiques, flamenco attire, and old furniture to kitchen appliances, T-shirts, and leather bags. Maybe you won’t find any amazing items on sale on these crowded sloped streets but you will get a sense of life in Madrid and a living tradition. 9. Alcaiceria, Granada A beautiful open market, sited in a couple of little alleys which full of vendors selling dresses, lamps, handmade objects. You will experience the atmosphere of Moroccan here. we can say, it is a must-see in Granada. Well.. what are you waiting for? Start putting together your itinerary and find the treasures for all the above 9 destinations in Spain right away! Also Read: A Muslim's Traveler's Guide to Spain...

  • Planning A Trip To Dubai Soon? Here Are The 10 Best Things To Do In Dubai In 2020!

    For the last three to four months, we have spent most of our time at home during this COVID-19 outbreak due to the stay-home policy. We work and pray at home, shop online, and even learn new things like cooking or trying out some new trendy recipes. As time goes by, without even realizing, we have mastered the art of living in this strange and unpredictable situation. Even though we have adapted to this situation, as a traveler, we certainly still have that feeling of wanting to explore and travel to new places. However, to maintain the safety and health of their people, most countries around the world have issued travel restrictions or travel ban that has lasted for months since the first wave. As we wait patiently, a ray of hope has finally come. Alhamdulillah, due to the decline in the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Dubai, the officials are set to open up tourism on July 7, 2020. The government has implemented measures to ensure that Dubai will be the first to open for tourism and the United Arab Emirates will be the safest country to travel in the world. Dubai is well-known for its towering skyscrapers, advanced and luxurious architectures, fancy cars, and its incredible desert landscape. *Crossed fingers* Let’s see to believe it. Now, are you ready to travel? Time to plan your future trip to Dubai and here are the insights for the 10 best things to do in Dubai! via GIPHY   1. Explore Burj Khalifa Image Credit: Shot by Cerqueira on Unsplash; You don't want to miss out on this iconic building, Burj Khalifa when you're visiting Dubai! You do not want to miss checking out this building when you are visiting Dubai. Imagine seeing the clouds from a different point of view, because this Iconic building stands 828 meters high. Burj Khalifa is recorded as the tallest tower in the world. Furthermore, this building has an out-of-this-world architectural design that is surely hard to miss. Burj Khalifa is surrounded by beautifully designed gardens and a man-made lake where you walk around in the afternoon and then enjoy a fountain show in Dubai fountain in the evening. These building exteriors are certainly pleasing to the eye, can you imagine how great it would look inside? This building offers 360-degree observation decks at levels 124 and 125 where the world’s fastest elevator will take you up for 10m/s. Here you can explore at your own leisure. Craving for some intimacy with your partner? Book a fancy table at At. Mosphere, Burj Khalifa at level 122 as it is one of the best-rated places that serves fancy Halal food in Dubai. Also worth mentioning is The Lounge, Burj Khalifa, another world’s tallest, well, this time, it is the tallest lounge that covers levels 152, 153, and 154! Now, we must admit that there are a lot of things to do in Burj Khalifa itself. Website 2. Have a Shopping Spree in Dubai Mall Image Credit: The Dubai Mall on Facebook Shoppers around the world must visit this mall of grandeur, Dubai Mall. Perched next to Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall offers more than 1,200 shops and more than 150 restaurants. You do not have to worry about Halal food in Dubai because most of the food they serve is Halal or Halal-certified. Walking around this mall will require days! Well, you can always revisit the next day. Hence, if you love shopping, it is best to book a hotel near the mall for more time to shop! Dubai mall provides small prayer rooms for Salah on most of the floors so you don't have to worry about missing the prayer timings. Download Halal-Trip here for prayer times. Website 3. Experience Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Image Credit: Moon on Unsplash; Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo offers you the sensation of being surrounded by sharks in the largest suspended aquarium in the world. Located on the ground level of Dubai Mall, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo offer you the sensation of being surrounded by sharks (well, not literally!). Variety types of fish including sharks are kept inside a 10-million liter Aquarium tank as it is the largest suspended aquarium in the world. There are over 140 species tanked! Over 300 sharks and rays will swim all around you. Exciting isn't it?  Website 4. Enjoy Dubai’s Desert Landscape Image Credit: Matthew Foulds on Unsplash; The best idea of all is to go camel riding in the desert! You surely do not want to miss enjoying Dubai’s desert landscape. There are a lot of things to do in Dubai’s desert. One of the first things that we would like to recommend is to embark on a desert safari. This will certainly fulfill your adventurous thirst! Here you can ride the dunes with various types of vehicles. Have a thrilling adventure by riding ATV, motorbiking, or 4x4 wheel driving on the dunes. Too cliché? Leave those vehicles behind and go sandboarding. Yup, sandboarding! If you are feeling luxurious, put on your fancy sunglasses and try a royal desert experience with a vintage open-top Land Rover and Hot Air Balloon Flight by Platinum Heritage. But we say the best idea of all is to go classic which is camel riding and camping in the desert! 5. Take a Ride on the Cruise on the Dubai Canal Image Credit: E Ishizuka on Unsplash; Hop on to a cruise for a romantic and unforgettable journey with your loved ones. Craving for some romantic quality time with your partner? Fall back in love and hop on to a cruise journey. There are cruises that offer you sightseeing only and other cruises that offer tables and serve food for your romantic dinner on the Dubai Canal. Just imagine the ambiance. How slow time will go by as you enjoy the glimmering view of the city's landscape with the fingers loved ones intertwined with yours. Other information worth mentioning is that yachts and boats are available for rent. 6. Get Lost in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood Image Credit: Dianne Policarpio on Unsplash; Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is Dubai's well-preserved heritage that is worth adding to your itinerary. Walking around Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood will take you back to what Dubai was like hundreds of years ago in the mid-19th century. Dubai’s well-preserved heritage is surely worth adding to your to-do-list in Dubai. Imagine walking on an old pathway and alley surrounded by traditional buildings that was built with stones, gypsum, sandalwood, teak, fronds and palm wood. Located in the Dubai Creek, this area is filled with arts, museums, and cultural heritage. Over here lies unique restaurants, cafes, and shops like the Arabian tea house for instance, and many more for you to discover. 7. Experience the Local Culture by Visiting the Gold and Spice Souk Image Credit: PAULA BARRECA BARNES on Unsplash; Visit Spice Souk and Gold Souk to get a taste of the local culture in Dubai.   Your cultural journey in Dubai will not be complete if you haven't come to Dubai's Gold Souk and Spice Souk. Souk can be translated to a traditional market and they say the best way to know the local’s culture is to jump right inside its traditional market. Like its name, in Dubai’s Gold Souk, you will find a range of gold jewelry; from tiny ones to huge ones. Treat your eyes by window shopping or even purchasing some of their uniquely designed gold in Dubai’s Gold Souk. They say that Dubai’s Gold Souk gold prices are cheaper than in most countries, so make use of that during your time in Dubai! Aside from Gold Souk, there is Spice Souk. Various types of Middle Eastern spices such as saffron, dried flowers, turmeric, thyme, clove, sumac, cardamom, cinnamon, chili, pepper are being sold here in all varieties and types. Various colors and aromas of the spices that are neatly arranged outside the store by the seller will definitely leave you spoilt for choice. Important note: Bargaining skill is highly needed if you decide to make purchases at Souk. 8. Watch Camel Race in Al Marmoom Camel Race Track Image Credit: Dubai Camel Racing Club on Facebook; Learn and enjoy Dubai's local and traditional heritage by watching the Al Marmoom Camel Race. Enjoy Dubai’s tradition by watching camel race in Al Marmoom. This event is held annually and in this race, you can watch the camels run at full speed; up to 65km/h. Unbelievable! To allow tourists to enjoy this heritage, the locals' have all worked hard on raising awareness and preserving their culture. Hence, if you would like to experience local culture in a fun way and give your gratitude to the locals on their effort at the same time, then Al Marmoom Camel Race is certainly the best place to visit! Website 9. Take a Barefoot Walk on Jumeirah Beach Image Credit: Jason Peter on Unsplash; Jumeirah Beach is a must-visit when you're in Dubai! Are you a beach addict? If you are, then Jumeirah beach is the perfect place for you! This white sand beach is a must-visit when you're in Dubai. The water is really clean and so is the white sand. Here, you can enjoy the skyline where the water meets the aqua-colored sea. Furthermore, visiting a beach can be a therapeutic experience, especially if you walk around barefoot. Imagine listening to the sound of the waves. This place can be the answer to your adventurous call after being home for a long time. In Jumeirah beach, you can also go to the kite beach area where people fly their big colorful kites and go surfing. There are also resorts available for you. And the best part about the beach is that it's absolutely free of charge! 10. Visit Jumeirah Mosque Image Credit: Mitesh on Unsplash; Visit the iconic Jumeirah Mosque to perform your Salah.  As a Muslim, what can be more therapeutic than visiting a mosque? After an adventure on Jumeirah beach, you can go to Jumeirah Mosque and perform Salah. This mosque is located in close proximity to the beach. The mosque is so big that it can contain up to 1,200 jemaat. It was built completely from white stones, preserving traditional Middle Eastern building style. There are twin minarets that are perched symmetrically on the sides of the main building. The interiors are very well decorated and unique. This mosque is open to the public; both for Muslims and non-Muslims.  Also worth mentioning is The Frame, where you can take pictures and take a selfie with the giant rectangular frame, as well as Ski Dubai, where you can experience a cold Indoor ski and snowboarding in Dubai. We hope that with this article, you've gotten a little insight of what Dubai is like. We can assure you that there is not a single thing you cannot do in Dubai. Most of all, Dubai is definitely Muslim-friendly. So, for Muslim travelers, what are you waiting for? Put Dubai in your bucket list! To better plan for your trip to Dubai, download the HalalTrip App for more information and come visit Dubai once it is open again on July 7th! via GIPHY...

  • 10 Best Instagram Spots In Seoul You Should Check Out After Covid-19

    Even though we can't travel to South Korea right now due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no harm planning for a future trip to Seoul. What more with all the fun and amazing things that you could do in Seoul! If there's one thing we miss about Seoul, it is the beauty that the country has got to offer, with many stunning locations that make amazing backdrops for all your photos. Seoul is the largest city in South Korea, also the nation's capital city. A bustling city mix with ancient and modernity, Seoul has become a top destination for travelers. What's more, with the invasion of K-drama and K-pop culture that swept the world, travelers from different age group flock in to see what does Seoul have to offer. From skyscrapers to village-like districts, designer boutique store to night markets, colorful cafes to street food stalls, there are endless places to explore. Whether you plan your itinerary or decide to follow your feet (and heart), you will witness the beauty of what Seoul has to offer. And of course, a trip to Seoul is not complete without all that flexing on your Instagram account. If you're planning a trip to South Korea in the future after Covid-19, you should check out these amazing Instagram spots in Seoul! Let us list down the Instagram-worthy spots for you to include in your itinerary. And you know what they say? Do it for the 'gram! via GIPHY    1. Bukchon Hanok Village Image Credit: Yeo Khee on UnsplashIn Bukchon Hanok Village, you can find yourself transported back to the Joseon Dynasty. It is home to traditional houses called Hanok. Despite being an actual residential area, it has become a popular tourist spot. You can experience and immerse yourself in the Korean culture by visiting the cultural center, restaurants and teahouse. Image Credit: Crystal Jo on UnsplashHow can we leave out the fact that you can rent a hanbok and explore the village? We promise that you will get that perfect shot, not to forget the experience and memories as if you are living in the Joseon era. For a more picturesque shot, capture the city center of Seoul as the backdrop to get the contrast between traditional and modernity.Address: 37, Gyedong-Gil, Jongno-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Anguk Station via Seoul Subway Line 3, 300m walk from Exit 1 or 2. 2. Common Ground Image Credit: Roberto R. on UnsplashIf you are looking for a hipster place to hang out at, Common Ground is the answer. Located in the eastern end of Seoul, Common Ground is a shopping district with pop-up stores built out from 200 blue shipping containers. It is filled with trendy cafes and restaurants, fashion labels and also lifestyle products. On some days, you can watch performances and exhibitions held in this space. Shopping in the containers gives you a unique experience as it is uncommon. And once you are done with retail therapy, get that OOTD shot with the blue containers as the backdrop.Address: 200, Achasan-Ro, Gwangjin-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Konkuk University Station via Line 2 or 7 and take Exit 6. 3. Dongdaemun Design Plaza Image Credit: HJ Park from Pixabay  Dream, design and play; that's what Dongdaemun Design Plaza is about. It is the latest architecture of the Korean design industry, becoming an essential venue when it comes to cultural events, design-related shows and even conferences and gatherings.Being the most tagged Instagram location in 2015, it is no doubt that Dongdaemun Design Plaza is an Insta-worthy spot. The unique and unusual structure of the building gives off a stunning background to your picture. The 25,550 installations of LED roses at night is another attraction that shouldn't be missed. Also, don't leave without exploring the shops and wandering the floors because who knows you might find a perfect photo spot!Address: 281, Eulji-Ro, Jung-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station via Line 2/4/5 and take Exit 1. 4. Starfield Library - COEX Mall Image Credit: Josip I. on UnsplashEither you are a bibliophile or not, there is always something to do at Starfield Library! Located in one of the largest malls in Asia, Starfield Library is open to the public. With a wide variety of genres encompass vast topics, this library is not like your traditional library.The iconic 3 towering bookshelves are the point of photography. Standing tall at 13 meters, ride on the escalator to get a snapshot high up.Address: 06164, 513 Yeongdong-Daero, Gangnam-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Samseong Station via Line 2 and take Exit 5 or 6. 5. Namsan Tower Image Credit: Ethan Brooke on Unsplash Being the #1 tourist attraction and a landmark of Seoul, the Namsan Tower also known as N Seoul Tower has a lot to offer. Sitting on top of Namsan mountain, it offers an observatory with a panoramic view of Seoul. Image Credit: Yi Liu on UnsplashWalk down to the infamous Love Locks and make the colorful locks as the backdrop of your photos. There are also places like Palgakjung Pavillion and Sunset Spot for you to explore. For a more scenic view and photo opportunity, you can walk down the mountain to reach the Namsan Shuttle Bus's Bus Stop. The beautiful scenery down the road is best viewed during Spring and Autumn.Address: 105, Namsangongwon-Gil, Yongsan-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Myeong-dong Station via Line 4 and take Exit 3. It is recommended to take the cable car to the tower. 6. Ikseon-dong Image Credit: Ikseon-Dong by Korea Tourism Organization Malaysia on FacebookFirst established way back for almost 100 years in the 1920s, Ikseon-Dong has gained popularity and became a hot spot. This neighborhood is defined as where traditional meets modernity. You can find Hanok that offers trendy cafes, bars and restaurants, giving off the nostalgic feel. Image Credit: Ikseon-Dong by Korea Tourism Organization Malaysia on Facebook Get lost in the twist and turn of the alleyways and discover the hidden gem of this neighborhood. The colorful shops and attractive cafes serve a perfect backdrop for your photos. Giving off the ambiance setting for K-drama like Mr.Sunshine and Hotel Del Luna, a vintage lover shouldn't miss out on this place!Address: Areas of Supyo-Ro 28-Gil, Jongno-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station via Seoul Subway Line 5, 300m walk along Donghwamun-Ro 11-Gil Street from Exit 4. 7. Yangpyeong Dumulmeori Image Credit: sonharam0 from Pixabay Put on your best pair of shoes and head down to Dumulmeori. Approximately 90 minutes journey from Seoul, you will be transported to a magical place of tranquility, away from the bustling city of Seoul. Dumulmeori is an eco-tourism spot, surrounded by water. In fact, Dumulmeori literally means "two water areas." It remains a popular site for dramas, commercials and wedding photography.The weeping willow and the 400-years old Zelkova trees will add the rustic feel to your photos. With the scenic view of landscape surrounded by water and lotus field, there are endless backdrops here. Don't forget to visit the Semiwon garden, a traditional Korean garden style which housed almost 50 kinds of lotus flowers and 60 other water plants.Address: Dumulmeori-Gil, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-doAccess: Alight at Yangsu Station Station via Jungang Subway Line, walking takes about 20-30 minutes. You can choose to reach the destination by cab/bicycle. 8. Haneul Park Image Credit: Melody Zhang on UnsplashJust like its name which means sky, Haneul Park is located at the highest peak of World Cup Park. Haneul park, together with another four parks are incredible examples of large-scale environmental and ecological parks. With a scenic view of vast grassland, Haneul park offers up to 22 lookout points. You can enjoy the panoramic view of Seoul, which includes landmarks like Namsan Seoul Tower, Bukhansan Tower and Han River. Image Credit: Haneul Park by Korea Tourism Organization - VisitKorea on FacebookThe best time to visit Haneul Park is in October during Autumn. The Silver Grass Festival is being held and it is the city's most popular event. Silver grass is also known as Pampas grass or Eulalia, which gives a beautiful backdrop to your photo. You can also witness cosmos and pink muhly grass around this timing.Address: 121-250, 95 Haneulgongwon-Ro, Mapo-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at World Cup Stadium Station Station via Line 6. 9. Olympic Park Image Credit: JoHyeonSik on Pixabay Being the legacy of the 1988 Seoul Olympics, it is home to the largest sports arena. These days, it has become a place for recreation and relaxation. This huge park is divided into several zones and will take almost 3 hours to explore.Unlike Haneul Park, Olympic Park offers varieties of fauna photo spots in every season. You can catch Red Poppies in Spring; Rose in Summer; Yellow Cosmos, Pink Muhly Grass and Spiny Spiderflower in Autumn. Also in Autumn, don't miss the chance to snap a picture (or more) at the Ginko Tree Road which will give a spectacular view with golden yellow leaves. Your photo opportunity doesn't only stop here. The lone tree on the hillside known as One-Tree Hill will serve an aesthetic look to your photo.Address: 424, Olympic-Ro, Songpa-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Olympic Park Station via Line 5 and take Exit 3. Alternatively, you can alight at Mongchontoseong Station via Line 8 and take exit 1. 10. Yongma Land Abandoned Theme Park Image Credit: Yongma Land by The Korea TimesHave you ever thought about exploring an abandoned theme park without the fear of trespassing? This is your best opportunity. Yongma Land is an abandoned theme park that still welcomes visitors. Though the rides don't work any longer (except for the Merry-go-round at a price), this theme park offers you nostalgic scenes of the 80s. This park has also been used by some K-Pop idols like EXO and Crayon Pop. Despite the creepy ambiance of the amusement park, bring out your creativity to get that Insta-worthy shot. You are free to explore the park at your own risk. Also, who knows, you might even get the whole place for yourself.Address: 118 Mangu-Ro 70-Gil, Mangubon-dong, Jungnang-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Mangu Station, 10 minutes walk from the station.   There you have it, 10 Instagram spots in Seoul where you can get some of the best shots taken! The next time you plan a trip to South Korea after Covid-19, be sure to include these places in your itinerary! You can finally get the Instagram feed that you've been dreaming of with these Insta-worthy spots. For now, we hope that everyone stays safe and healthy.  via GIPHY...

  • Imbas Kembali Zaman Kanak-Kanak Di 4 Tempat Wisata Hong Kong

    Artikel ini aslinya ditulis oleh Rashmi Wickramasinghe dalam bahasa Inggris. Kamu boleh membaca artikel dalam bahasa Inggris yang ditulisnya di sini. Hong Kong sememangnya tempat ulung untuk berseronok - terdapat banyak tempat-tempat menarik untuk dikunjungi dan banyak pengalaman untuk diraih. Lokasi-lokasi wisata di Hong Kong sangat penting untuk dimasukkan ke dalam itinerari seseorang pelancong kerana Hong Kong mempunyai antara tempat-tempat paling menarik di Asia!  Dengan berbilang aktiviti dan permainan untuk anda pilih, anda pasti akan sibuk dengan keseronokan! Berikut adalah beberapa lokasi wisata untuk membawa anda kembali ke zaman kanak-kanak sewaktu di Hong Kong!  via GIPHY 1. Hong Kong Disneyland Kredit Gambar: Hong Kong Disneyland Siapa tidak suka Disneyland?! Lebih penting lagi, anda tidak perlu melancong jauh ke US untuk mengalami Disneyland kerana Disneyland di Hong Kong sama taraf kehebatannya kerana adanya pengaruh Timur-Barat.  Hong Kong Disneyland mempunyai 7 kawasan yang berbeza dengan tempat-tempat menarik, permainan-permainan dan majlis yang unik bagi setiap kawasan. Salah satu tempat menarik ialah di Main Street, USA ialah Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad - sebuah perjalanan cukup indah yang membawa anda ke semua kawasan dan daerah di Fantasyland. Satu lagi daya tarikan ialah Disney Paint the Night Parade. Tarikan ini berlangsung selama 30 minit yang mana terdapat lampu-lampu LED dan semua watak-watak Disney akan berarak mengikut rentak lagu-lagu terkenal yang dikaitkan dengan mereka. Salah satu tempat yang harus dikunjungi ialah Royal Princess Garden di mana anda boleh memetik gambar bersama-sama puteri Disney kegemaran anda! Satu lagi tempat wajib anda lawati di Adventureland ialah Festival cerita Lion King. Di sana, anda akan menonton animasi unggul yang menceritakan semula cerita klasik tersebut. Naiki Jungle River Cruise untuk melihat secara terkemuka binatang-binatang animatronik. Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars ialah sebuah permainan roller coaster yang mesti anda cuba.  Kredit Gambar: Hong Kong Disneyland Sebuah tarikan gempak di Mystic Point ialah Mystic Manor - versi rumah hantu di Hong Kong Disneyland yang mempunyai cerita unik tentang perawakan Lord Henry Mystic dengan temannya, seekor monyet, dengan watak-watak comel dan pengalaman yang penuh dengan kejutan-kejutan.  Toy Story Land memang penuh dengan keseronokan, terutama sekali RC Racer - iaitu sebuah gelongsor yang mempunyai permainan kereta yang bergerak atas dan bawah - sangat mengecutkan hati!  Kredit Gambar: Hong Kong Disneyland Fantasyland memang penuh majis! Salah satu daya tarikan di situ ialah Mickey dan Buku Ajaib, yang merupakan persembahan yang terbaik di Hong Kong Disneyland - persembahan selama 30 minit ini membawakan ramai watak-watak Disney yang digemari ramai yang akan menari mengikut rentak lagu-lagu digabungkan mengikut genre muzikal. Cinderella Carousel ialah tarikan yang harus dinaiki semua orang, sudah pastinya ia menjadi impian setiap orang untuk menaiki merry-go-round yang mempunyai kuda-kuda segak dan muzik indah. Permainan yang paling seronok di Fantasyland sudah pastinya ialah Cawan Teh Mad Hatter - cawan gergasi yang berputar yang pastinya akan membuat awak teruja.  Kredit Gambar: Hong Kong Disneyland Pergi ke Tomorrowland untuk permainan-permainan dan daya tarikan yang bertemakan futuristik. Hyperspace Mountain merupakan roller coaster yang khas untuk semua penggemar Star Wars, elak percikan api sambil mendengar putaran lagu tema Star Wars - pastinya sebuah pengalaman yang epik. Iron Man Experience adalah satu-satunya permainan Marvel yang hanya ada di Hong Kong Disneyland - anda akan melambung tinggi sambil melihat pemandangan Hong Kong di permainan 3D Iron Man ini. Di sana juga terdapat tempat peranginan untuk anda diami dan alami pengalaman unik dengan bilik-bilik dan suite bertemakan Disney! Anda boleh pilih salah satu daripada tiga tempat penginapan - Disney Explorer’s Lodge ialah untuk mereka yang suka mengembara, bagi yang suka keanggunan, anda boleh pilih untuk menginap di Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, bagi yang gemar majis Hollywood boleh menginap di Hollywood Hotel Disney!  Cara ke Sana Anda boleh menaiki keretapi MTR untuk ke Hong Kong Disneyland yang mempunyai perjalanan dengan pemandangan indah dan mod pengangkutan yang lebih berbaloi. Anda perlu mengikuti garisan Tung Chung ke Stesen Sunny Bay, tukar ke garisan Penginapan Disney dan ke Keretapi Disney - keretapi yang bertemakan Disney.  Informasi Tiket Tiket biasa untuk sehari atau dua hari di Disneyland bermula dari harga HK$639 untuk dewasa dan pengunjung berusia 12 tahun ke atas.  Pakej 2 hari bermula dari harga HK$719, dengan adanya baucar diskaun HK$30 untuk dagangan dan akses segera taman permainan dengan e-tiket Disney. (Lawatan pertama harus pada atau sebelum 31 Disember 2019). Terdapat juga Tiket Keutamaan Disney + Pakej 1-hari bermula dari harga HK$938 dan HK$838 - pergi ke lelaman Disney untuk maklumat lanjut.  Makan dan Beli-belah Terdapat 2 restoran halal dalam taman bertema itu - Tahitian Terrace di Adventureland dan Restoran Kelab Peneroka di Mystic Point. Anda boleh dapatkan makanan bersijil halal atas permintaan di restoran-restoran berikut:  Chef Mickey di Hollywood Hotel Disney Studio Lounge di Hollywood Hotel Disney  Kafe Walt di Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Dragon Wind di Disney Explorers Lodge World of Color Restaurant di Disney Explorers Lodge Khidmat Bilik di Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel   Kemudahan Ruang Solat  Taman bertema ini mempunyai ruang solat; ruang ini berada bersebelahan dengan Restoran Kelab Peneroka. Ruang ini juga mempunyai kemudahan mengambil wudhu, namun, tiada tikar solat yang diberikan jadi anda perlu membawa tikar anda sendiri.  Alamat: Lantau Island, Hong Kong Waktu operasi: 10:30 pagi hingga 8:30 malam Penting! Waktu untuk tempat tarikan dan permainan berbeza-beza, jadi anda perlu kunjungi lelaman web rasmi untuk maklumat lanjut. Laman Web | Facebook | Instagram 2. Ocean’s Park  Kredit Gambar: Ocean Park di Facebook Ocean Park Hong Kong, sebuah taman hiburan bertemakan kehidupan laut telah menyebabkan terukirnya senyuman di wajah ramai orang sejak 1977, ialah tempat tarikan yang mesti ada dalam senarai anda.  Sebuah tempat yang mempunyai tarikan untuk semua, Ocean Park Hong Kong merupakan taman hiburan sekaligus taman kehidupan laut dan taman haiwan semua dalam satu! Ia juga merupakan tempat diaman beruang Panda terkenal - Le Le dan Ying Ying - siapa yang tidak gemar beruang panda? Taman bertema ini sebesar 915,000 meter persegi, sebesar 174 padang bola.  Taman hiburan ini ada dua kawasan utama: Waterfront dan Summit, yang ada 8 zon bertemakan berbeza-beza untuk aktiviti-aktiviti, persembahan-persembahan, tarikan-tarikan dan permainan-permainan. Semua pengunjung akan ke Waterfront dahulu kerana ia berdekatan dengan tempat masuk, namun, jika anda ingin menggunakan masa anda di sana secukupnya, anda patut menaiki kereta kabel atau keretapi ekspres untuk terus ke Summit. Kredit Gambar: Ocean Park Summit ialah tempat yang mempunyai permainan-permainan yang menyeronokkan dan Polar Adventure. Ocean Park dikenal sebagai taman yang mempunyai banyak permainan yang gempak - permainan-permainan yang terkenal seperti Hair Raiser, Raging River, Rapids dan Flash. Satu lagi tarikan yang anda harus lawati di Summit ialah Mine Train - sebuah rollercoaster yang unik kerana ia menggunakan teknologi VR! Jika anda sememangnya seseorang yang gemar merasakan derasan adrenalin, permainan ini memang untuk anda!  Setelah merasakan derasan adrenalin, apa kata anda lakukan sesuatu yang lebih santai seperti di tarikan Polar Adventure yang didiami oleh binatang-binatang dari Kutub Utara dan Selatan, anda akan melihat penguin, anjing laut dan pelbagai binatang lagi. Jika anda ingin lebih dekat lagi dengan binatang-binatang, anda boleh mengambil bahagian dalam Animal Encounter.  Kredit Gambar: Ocean Park Setelah anda mengembara di Summit, anda boleh ke Waterfront. Di Waterfront, tarikan utama ialah Beruang Panda Gergasi, Akuarium Agung dan Jalan Hong Kong Lama. Akuarium Agung, seperti namanya, memang agung - dengan adanya 5000 ikan-ikan dari 400 jenis yang berbeza, anda sudah tentu akan teruja dengan kepelbagaian yang ada. Jalan Hong Kong Lama oleh  Kedai Roti Kee wah akan membawa anda ke zaman silam 50an dan 70an di Hong Kong.  Jangan lupa untuk melawat Le Le dan Ying Ying, bintang-bintang taman itu! Anda tidak dapat menahan rasa ingin menggigit beruang-beruang panda yang sangat comel itu dengan kemalasan mereka sewaktu dalam ruang diaman mereka. Sebelum mengakhiri hari andam pergi ke Aqua City untuk menyaksikan persembahan air di skrin 360 darjah yang pertama di dunia - Symbio! Persembahan ini berlangsung pada malam hari dengan adanya lampu-lampu, pyroteknik, muzik dan animasi - ia akan mengakhiri hari anda yang penuh keseronokan di Ocean Park dengan sempurna.  Anda boleh juga menginap di  Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, yang berada di tempat masuk taman itu. Cara ke Sana  Anda boleh menaiki bas lokal atau rentas sempadan dan turun selepas melalui terowong Aberdeen, selepas itu berjalan ke taman tersebut.  Anda juga boleh menaiki Citybus mengikut garisan 629 yang beroperasi hari-hari dari Central Star Ferry setiap 20-60 minit. Anda boleh menaiki keretapi MTR ke stesen Ocean Park melalui garisan South Island -  pastikan anda dapatkan kad pelancong Octopus terlebih dahulu. Jika anda memandu, lebih mudah kerana anda hanya perlu ke sana dan mencari ruang meletak kereta.  Informasi Tiket Anda boleh membeli tiket di gerbang taman atau menempah dalam talian menerusi lelaman rasmi. Tiket juga boleh didapatkan dari kedai-kedai 7-11.  Tiket biasa berharga HK$498 untuk orang dewasa dan pengunjung berusia 12 tahun ke atas, manakala tiket kanak-kanak berharga HK$249. Jika anda kurang berminat untuk beratur berpanjangan, anda boleh dapatkan Ocean FasTrack (Biasa) tiket yang berharga HK$280 untuk kanak-kanak dan juga orang dewasa - ia memberikan keutamaan kepada anda akses 7 permainan dan tarikan. Terdapat dua lagi pilihan untuk FasTrack: HK$400 (Mewah) dan HK$520 (Unggul). Makan dan Beli-belah Terdapat pelbagai pilihan tempat membeli makanan di Ocean Park, dari kafe ke restoran. Terdapat juga kiosk-kiosk makanan di merata tempat taman ini, jadi jika anda ingin makan snek, anda hanya perlu berjalan-jalan di sekeliling taman untuk mendapatkan snek - terutama sekali untuk mengisi perut selepas bermain permainan-permainan di sana.  Anda boleh dapatkan makanan Halal di Kafe Ocean, Dive into A Float (di Marine World), Panda Cafe Food To Go (di Amazing Asian Animals), dan di Popcorn Cart (di Aqua City). Semua hidangan di restoran-restoran dan kiosk-kiosk ini sudah mendapat sijil kesahan daripada Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong seperti yang dinyatakan di lelaman rasmi taman ini.  Terdapat banyak kedai cenderamata di taman ini, jadi pastikan anda mendapatkan sesuatu sebagai kenangan anda di taman hiburan ini.  Kemudahan Ruang Solat  Ruang solat dengan indikasi arah Qibla mudah diakses, ruang ini berada berdekatan  dengan Pejabat Guest Relations yang berada di tempat masuk utama dan di Thrill Mountain di Summit.  Address: Aberdeen, Hong Kong Waktu operasi: Isnin hingga Jumaat, 10:00 pagi - 7:00 malam     Sabtu dan Ahad, 10:00pagi – 9:00 malam Laman Web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 3. SuperPark Hong Kong Kredit Gambar: SuperPark Hong Kong di Facebook Sebuah taman sukan dalam yang mempunyai pelbagai aktiviti untuk semua orang, anda pasti boleh berseronok di sana! Ia merupakan taman suka rantaian dari Finland dan mempunyai banyak lagi cawangan di peringkat global. Fokus utama mereka ialah seronok - jadi ia merupakan tempat yang sesuai untuk anda kembali ke zaman kanak-kanak dan bermain!  Kredit Gambar: SuperPark Hong Kong di Facebook Taman ini dibahagikan kepada 3 - Pengembaraan, Arena Permainan, dan Dewan Gaya Bebas. Ruang Pengembaraan mempunyai pelbagai aktiviti seperti gelongsor tiub, tali kabel (flying fox) dan trek kereta pajakan! Arena Permainan ialah di mana semua keseronokan akan dirasakan! Permainan-permainan menyeronokkan seperti Superball, Hotstepper, dan pinball - anda pasti akan berasa sangat seronok sehingga tidak perasan yang anda telah berpeluh-peluh! Terdapat juga robot yang menjadi penjaga gol! Dewan Gaya Bebas sememangnya ruang paling menyeronokkan di Superpark - kerana ia ada trampolin! Tiada siapa yang tidak suka melompat-lompat! Terdapat juga beg menebuk SuperBoxer yang dikawal oleh AI dan dinding sepanjang 8 meter untuk didaki di SuperClimb!  Cara ke Sana Anda boleh menaiki keretapi MTR dari Olympian City dan berjalan selama 15 minit dari sana untuk sampai ke taman ini. Anda boleh menaiki bas yang melalui mana-mana garisan ini: 13D, 43C, 87B, 701/701S, 971, N23, E21, A21. Garisan untuk bas mini adalah: 46, 78, 70 Informasi Tiket  Super Day Tickets Morning mayhem (9am to 1pm): HK$180 Middle Session (1:30pm to 5:30pm): HK$210 After 6pm: HK$150 One day ticket: HK$ 250 Harga tiket tertakluk pada hari anda mengunjungi taman ini; anda perlu semak kalendar tiket di lelaman rasmi untuk menempah hari dan mendapatkan harga tiket.  Tiket Biasa  Tiket untuk satu hari: HK$180 Selepas jam 6 petang: HK$120 Tiket Hari Hebat (Super Day)  Pagi (9 pagi - 1 tengahari ): HK$180 Pertengahan (1:30 tengahari - 5:30 petang): HK$210 Selepas jam 6 petang : HK$150 Tiket satu hari: HK$ 250 Makan dan Beli-belah Terdapat hanya satu restoran di dalam taman ini, namun, ianya tidak Halal.  Kemudahan Ruang Solat  Sayang sekali, mereka tidak ada kemudahan ruang solat, jadi anda perlu membawa sejadah dan alat solat sendiri. Alamat: G/F One SilverSea, No 18 Hoi Fai Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (berhampiran Olympian City) Waktu operasi: Isnin hingga Jumaat, 10:00 pagi – 9:00 malam                 Hujung minggu, cuti umum dan cuti sekolah public, 9:00 pagi – 9:00 malam Laman Web | Facebook | Instagram 4. Noah’s Ark Kredit Gambar: Noah's Ark di Facebook Bahtera Noah seringkali dikaitkan dengan kisah dari buku Bible, namun, di Hong Kong - anda tidak akan bertemu dengan Bahtera Noah yang sebenar tetapi anda akan bertemu dengan taman bertema yang berpusatkan konsep cerita itu dan menonjolkan replika bahtera tersebut.  Kredit Gambar: Noah's Ark di Facebook Bahtera Noah disifatkan lebih ke arah pendidikan daripada keseronokan, jadi jika anda ingin pengalaman yang lebih santai, daya tarikan ini memang sesuai untuk anda. Taman ini dibahagikan kepada 3 - Bahtera Noah, Menara Solar dan Taman Alam Semulajadi. Kebanyakan fokus taman ini ialah binatang-binatang dan alam, jadi anda akan menemukan banyak paparan binatang hidup dan juga ukiran sebesar manusia di ruang masuk. Bahtera Noah mempunyai bahagian lain seperti Taman Bahtera, Expo Bahtera - merupakan salah satu pameran terbesar meteorit di Hong Kong. Adventureland merupakan tempat di mana anda akan berasa paling seronok kerana anda akan melalui laluan berhalangan. Manakala di Ark Life Education House, Treasure House dan e-Planet terdapat aktiviti interaktif untuk kanak-kanak. Bahtera Noah juga ada tempat penginapan untuk anda sepanjang anda mengunjungi taman bertema ini.  Menara Solar mempunyai salah satu teleskop vakum solar terbesar di Asia Tenggara yang dibuka kepada awam. Menara Solar memberikan fokus kepada Sains dan teknologi yang mempunyai aktiviti-aktiviti interaktif. Taman Alam Semulajadi mempunyai pelbagai jenis pokok-pokok dan tumbuh-tumbuhan yang memberikan pemandangan yang sempurna dan ruang yang elok untuk bergambar.  Alamat: 33 Pak Yan Rd, Ma Wan, Hong Kong Waktu operasi: Taman ini beroperasi dari jam 10:00 pagi - 6:00 petang                              The Noah’s Ark Hotel and Resort beroperasi 24 jam                              The Harvest Restaurant (10:00 pagi - 9:30 malam)                             The Nature Garden (8:00 pagi - 6:00 petang) Penting! Waktu terakhir untuk memasuki pameran-pameran berbeza-beza:  Solar Tower: 5:00 petang  Nature garden: 5:00 petang  Ark Expo: 5:15 petang  Treasure house: 5:45 petang Ark Garden: 5:45 petang  Cara ke sana Anda perlu mengambil feri dari Central Ferry Pier No. 2 dan melintas ke Victoria Harbour ke AMA Wan Island. Harga feri sekitar HK$27 dan perjalanan akan mengambil masa sekitar 30 minit. Informasi Tiket Anda boleh mendapatkan di gerbang masuk atau membuat tempahan dalam talian melalui lelaman rasmi.  Harga tiket biasa ialah HK$198 manakalai harga tiket kanak-kanak dan warga emas ialah HK$158. Tiket ini membenarkan akses ke seluruh tarikan di taman ini kecuali Adventureland. Makan dan beli-belah Taman ini mempunyai dua restoran: Restoran the Harvest dan Noah’s Kitchen. Restoran Harvest menghidangkan bufet antarabangsa dan lebih mewah. Noah’s Kitchen lebih disifatkan sebagai kafe yang menjual pencuci mulut dan minuman. Tiada maklumat yang menyatakan sama ada makanan di restoran-restoran ini Halal, namun, anda boleh memilih untuk memakan hidangan sayur-sayuran atau makanan laut.  Rainbow Gallery dan Kid’s Deck adalah kedai-kedai cenderamata yang menjual anak patung, plushies dan alat tulis comel bertemakan binatang.  Kemudahan Ruang Solat Tiada ruang di taman atau tempat peranginan yang disediakan sebagai ruang solat jadi anda harus membawa tikar solat dan alat solat anda sendiri :) Sekarang, anda sudah tahu taman hiburan/taman bertema yang anda boleh kunjungi sewaktu anda di Hong Kong. Pastinya, anda akan meraih pengalaman yang menyeronokkan - dengan itu, berehat dan berseronoklah!  Now you know which amusement/ theme parks to head to when in Hong Kong. It’s going to be a fun ride – so let loose and enjoy! Laman Web| Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Artikel ini disampaikan kepada anda oleh Lembaga Pelancongan Hong Kong. via GIPHY...

  • 10 Best Things To Do In Iceland After Covid-19

    Welcome to the land of fire and ice in the northern part of Europe, Iceland. This country, well-known for its Vikings, has been crowned as the fourth happiest country in the world according to the World Happiness Report 2020. In this beautiful country, you will encounter the exquisite active volcano and glacier, pleasant cold weather, gorgeous wildlife animals, and the breathtaking landscapes. Iceland offers many tourist-friendly spots and is attempting to attract foreign tourists to the country, including Muslim travellers. We strongly recommend Iceland as your next destination due to its magnificent scenery and! If you are planning your next travel post-Covid-19, Iceland might be the perfect destination for you! Without further ado, here are the 10 best things to do in Iceland! via GIPHY 1. Northern Lights in Reykjavík Image Credit: Davide Cantelli on Unsplash; The Northern Lights at Reykjavík, one of the best places to see this spectacular view. In Iceland, seeing the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, is at the top of most traveller's bucket list. Aurora is a natural light created in the sky by a disruptive solar wind in the magnetosphere that affects the particles in between, which then produces flashes of lights. Its epic colors and movements can thrill millions of tourists to tour and enjoy the aurora with their bare eyes! There are some excellent towns that you must visit to capture the Northern Light perfectly like Grótta Lighthouse, Öskjuhlíð Forest, and Elliðaárdalur. Be sure to visit these places to see this spectacular view, you won't regret it, we promise! 2. Visiting Mosques in Reykjavík Image Credit: An-Nur Mosque on Facebook; An-Nur Mosque, also known as Félag múslima á Íslandi, officially opened in 2002. For Muslim travellers, visiting mosques when travelling can be an enlightening experience. Not to worry as there are some mosques in the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavík, where you are able to visit and pray. Here are the three magnificent Mosques in Reykjavík:  An-Nur Mosque Situated in the third floor of a building in Reykjavík, An-Nur Mosque, also known as Félag múslima á Íslandi, was founded by the Iceland Muslim Organization in 1997, and officially opened as the first Mosque in 2002. Just like other Mosques, it holds the five daily prayers and Friday Prayers as well. Islamic Cultural Center of Iceland (ICCI) Islamic Cultural Center of Iceland (ICCI) Mosque facilitates children by providing Islamic Education through the Iqro School that is managed by the Youth Islamic Organization. Since it is located on the second floor of a building, the Youth Islamic Organization organizes worshipping activities such as Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha by capitalizing on the spacious place.  The Grand Mosque of Iceland The history of the Grand Mosque is pretty unique. In 1997, this mosque was used as a Cultural and Music Center but later became a restaurant. However, around 2011 to 2012, the Muslim Community had acquired this building and turned it into a mosque. Please note that since you’re in Iceland, it may be difficult to find Islamic materials like prayer mats being sold here. As such, please bring your own prayer set like Travel Mukena & Sejadah to make things easier for you. It is also recommended to bring your own prayer sets for hygiene purposes.  3. Visiting The Blue Lagoon Image Credit: Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash  This is a must-visit phenomenal spot that you can enjoy while in Iceland. The massive geothermal spa gives you an extraordinary experience the first time you step foot into the Lagoon. The temperature may reach up to 38 degrees Celcius which is a total fit for relaxation. You will get to experience the warmth of milky turquoise water while trying out a silica mask. This would be an unforgettable and unique experience, so be sure to include this in your itinerary!  4. Sightseeing in Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Image Credit: Andy Wang on Unsplash The place that you can’t miss out is Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. You will get to see some of your favorite action movie scenes like 'A View to Kill' and 'Day Another Day' come to life at this amazing spot. Take a drive from Reykjavík and you will reach your destination in about three to four hours. The journey is definitely worth it; I believe you will not feel worn out looking out of your car window, admiring the greenery and scenic view along the way. Once you get to Jökulsárlón, you will be welcomed by a myriad of the free-flowing iceberg.  Try touching some of the 1000-year-old crystal icebergs but be very careful! If you plan to stay longer till dawn, you will find a beautiful sunset reflected on the iceberg that gives you a breathtaking view. You might even see a bob of seals swimming here! Sightseeing at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is one of the best things to do in Iceland, particularly with your loved ones as you could make new memories here.   5. Strolling Around Westfjords Image Credit: Zak Boca on Unsplash; Westfjords offers many beautiful spots for you to explore. One of the most isolated places in Iceland is located is Westfjords or the Iceland Base Camp Secret. Even though it remains largely off the tourist radar, it still offers outstanding water pools and beaches spread out across the location. There are so many spots you can explore all at once. You will discover the cute little town, old cafes, and beautiful scenery at Ísafjörður. Image Credit: Yanshu Lee on Unsplash; Witness the exotic Atlantic Puffins in Látrabjarg. Stroll along the high cliff to see the exotic Atlantic Puffins in Látrabjarg, and see seven small remarkable waterfalls in Westfjords. You could also see a 10kilometer-beach with sparkling brown sand and deep turquoise seawater surrounded by cliffs in Rauðisandur Beach, and the list doesn't end there! So if you're looking to visit a place that does not have many tourists, Westfjords is the perfect place for you! You get to see, explore and experience largely unique sights, that you would not be able to in other parts of Iceland. 6. The Black Sand Beach at Reynisfjara  Image Credit: Rémy Penet on Unsplash; The famous Black Sand Beach at Reynisfjara, a must-visit when you're in Iceland. One of the most famous spots for those of you who love admiring the sensational view at the beach, you must visit the Black Sand Beach when you're in Iceland! This beach offers you a unique experience especially with the black sand, beautiful Basalt rock formation, cave formation that is uniquely shaped, and even the beauteous geometric patterns that you will not get to see elsewhere. Beware though, of the huge waves in this beach! 7. The Golden Circle Tour  Image Credit: Clark Van Der Beken on Unsplash; Thingvellir National Park, one of the spots you get to visit on the Golden Circle Tour.   You will not regret taking a spectacular trip around the Golden Circle! You get to witness the landscape of Thingvellir National Park during this tour. This park is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Iceland. It reflects the history of the Vikings, which came to set up one of the first European Parliaments.   Another activity that you can do here is to swim in a place called Silfra to experience one of the clearest water. After Thingvellir National Park, you will move to Iceland’s best-known Stokkur Geyser and see it erupting several times per hour. The last step-over will be super hypnotic Gulfoss Waterfall. Enjoy the magnificent double rainbow transverse the swift waterfall! 8. Whale Watching Tour Image Credit: Ferdinand Stöhr on Unsplash; Whale watching in Iceland is an exciting and popular activity to do in Iceland. Seeing whales in the high seas can be really exciting. For the whale watching tours, you will get to wear special clothes to see the attraction of swimming whales. Starting from the open upper deck of the ship, the expert guards will assist passengers and point out where exactly the whales will appear. The common whales in the area are humpback whales and minke whales. You will find out how amazingly big these animals are! 9. Halal Restaurants in Iceland Image Credit: Pushpak Dsilva on Unsplash; There are several Halal Restaurants in Iceland like Mandi Reykjavík, Shalimar and Meze, suitable for Muslim travellers. Looking for a Muslim-Friendly Restaurant here can be slightly difficult, but don’t worry as we have found a couple of Halal Restaurants scattered along the Reykjavík area. Below are the lists of Halal Restaurants in Iceland: Mandi Reykjavík: An eatery that serves Middle Eastern Cuisine such as shawarmas and falafel dishes.Shalimar Pakistani Cuisine: A highly recommended restaurant that provides curry, grapevine, chicken makhani and many more.Meze: This Turkish Restaurant has a wide range of food on the menu that comes from Mediterranean cuisine, European Cusine, and Middle Eastern Cuisine, all at a reasonable price. 10. The Best Iceland Souvenir Shops Image Credit: Puzzled by Iceland on Facebook; Be sure to bring back some souvenirs from Iceland! Before heading to your home country, buying some souvenirs that best represents Iceland is a must. Try walking down the main shopping centre in Reykjavík to get to these 3 souvenir shops in Iceland!  Omnom Chocolate: Chocolates originating from Iceland can be one of the best gift for your loved ones. You will get a taste of chocolates that are produced from the best beans around the world covered with licorice and sea salt. The combination of rich ingredients is the best distinctive flavor you will ever have. Another special souvenir that you can take home is the sweet candy that everyone loves. You can grab all of these candies in supermarkets or grocery stores. For Muslim travelers, please ask the storekeeper first whether the ingredients used are Halal or not.  Hrím: A beautiful icon for home decor in downtown, Hrím is an excellent option for souvenir shopping. It provides an affordable Nordic style of kitchenware and households. You are free to choose the pieces that fit your home the most.Puzzled by Iceland: This souvenir shop sells authentic products like clothing items, accessories, and bags. The design printed on the items will be the best reminder of your travel to Iceland. What makes them look fabulous is the image of natural phenomena and wildlife such as the Northern Lights, Atlantic Puffins, and Iceland Horses - all of which best represent Iceland.Pick Iceland as your next destination and have these 10 best things to do on your bucket list. Traveling to Iceland is a once in a lifetime journey!  via GIPHY ...



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