Sunday, April 25, 2010

An Nur Mosque and a Muslim Restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. As far as I know, Hanoi has only one mosque which is located in the Old Quarter. It is being managed by a group of Muslims of Indo-Pakistani origin. Since the Muslims are few in Hanoi, this mosque is open on Friday for the Muslims to conduct Friday prayer. I noticed any other day, the mosque is closed. Its name is An Nur Mosque.

The name of the street where the mosque is located.

If you happen to be in Hanoi, you can visit this mosque at Hang Luoc near the Dong Xuan Market. Its shape is like a pagoda.

The mosque entrance.

The tower like a pagoda on the right is also part of the mosque.

For the Muslim restaurants, I had searched in the web stating 3 restaurants that offer halal food. But when I was there, there is only one restaurant, Nisa Restaurant. It is at 90, Nguyen Huu Huan Street on the eastern part of the Old Quarter belongs to a Malaysian.

The Sign Board of the restaurant, colourful at night.

Inside the restaurant.

The restaurant can cater 30 clients at a time. It serves Malaysian, Indonesian and Indian cuisine. However, there is another floor up that can accommodate a sudden increase in clients. The food served was okay, but the price may be on the higher side compare to Malaysia. It opens 11am-2.30 pm and 5.00pm-10.30pm. Happy travelling.

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