Chiang Mai / 29th - 31st October 2016

Prayer Room @ Chiang Mai International Airport International Terminal (CNX)

Oct 31, 2016 | Airports, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX), Pray, Thailand

Quick summary:

Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) has a prayer room just for Muslims. It is located after passport control but before security control.  

It is heartening to see a small, non-major airport like Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) set aside a room specifically for Muslims to pray. I mean, they didn’t have to set aside valuable real estate for us but they did. This just shows how tolerant Thais are towards Muslim travelers.

Look at the number of passengers handled in 2015. Muslims don’t make a significant proportion of passengers handled by the airport.

The prayer room is located after passport control but before security control. Just walk straight after passport control, towards Burger King and McDonalds.

Three simple instructions to follow while using the prayer room.

A rack to put your shoes. There was no one while I was there. 

Qiblat and Qurans.

Two taps for you to take your wudu.

A small lounging area behind the main prayer area.

This is the view of the exit door from the middle of the room. The room is quite spacious.

This is the main prayer area. A room divider divides the male and female praying areas.

The room has everything you need to pray. So no excuses.

There are multi-faith prayer rooms in airports around the world which Muslims have to share with other passengers of different faiths. That’s good enough. But a room set aside just for Muslims to pray is a bit too exclusive in my opinion. 🙂

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