Muslim travel to Korea has become much easier with an increase in Muslim-friendly facilities for travelers. Muslims will be able to find prayer facilities in Korea near some of the popular attractions and active areas in Seoul. Get to know how to find prayer rooms in Seoul with this helpful Seoul travel guide for Muslim visitors. However, you can also get help from the local mosques when finding out how to locate prayer places in Seoul.
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There is a prayer room located in the KTO Headquarters in Seoul and right across the most prominent attraction in the area - the Cheonggyecheon stream. You will conveniently find the entrance to O’sulloc Tea House. This spacious prayer space also has ablution facilities for Muslim travelers. The prayer rooms are easily accessible but might remain closed during national holidays or on certain weekends. Don’t forget to sign up for a walking tour of Cheonggyecheon stream and explore its beautiful bridge as well the artwork when you are in the area.
Address: 40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-180, Korea
Muslim travelers will be able to easily find a prayer room at Incheon airport. Muslim travelers will find multi-faith prayer rooms on the second-floor departure area (Duty-free area) and the fourth-floor transit area (near gate 24). The prayer directions are marked in the rooms and you will be able to find Qurans as well. These prayer rooms are accessible all day.
Address: 272 Gonghang-ro, Unseo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
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Lotte World is one of Korea’s largest recreational complexes with enough of attractions, rides, and entertainment for people of all ages. Lotte World is highly suitable for a large group or family vacation especially to spend an entire day at the indoor and outdoor parks. Muslim travelers will be able to find prayer rooms conveniently located on the third floor of the Lotte World indoor adventure park. Prayer mats and an ablution area are provided for Muslims who wish to pray at Lotte World.
Address: 240 Olympic-ro, Jamsil 3(sam)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
K-style is an ideal place to learn about Korean culture, food, and experience unique technology as well. Visitors will find a wealth of interesting information about South Korea. K-style is quite Muslim-friendly when it comes to prayer facilities. There are separate prayer rooms for both genders that are complete with prayer mats, Qurans, and even prayer clothing for women. There is an ablution area as well.
Address: 40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
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Visitors to Seoul can spend hours going through the numerous shops at COEX Mall or even enjoy movies at the theatre. COEX Mall is one of the largest shopping complexes in Asia and aims to be Muslim-friendly too. The prayer rooms at the COEX Mall are located on the third floor – and there are separate prayer rooms for men and women. These carpeted prayer spaces are equipped with Qurans and the prayer directions are marked as well. These rooms are open from 3 AM to 10 PM.
Address: 513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
You can be certain that your next holiday in Seoul will be a Muslim-friendly travel experience while you get to explore the city. Before visiting South Korea, have a look at Halal Trip's mosque guide as well, so that you can conveniently refer to a list of mosques in Seoul.