Located on Yarang Road in Mueang district, the Pattani Central Mosque is recognized as Thailand’s Taj Mahal, as its architectural form looks like that of the Taj Mahal of India. It is one of the most beautiful Islamic religious structures in Thailand.
The central mosque is a two-story building and has a large dome, surrounded by four smaller ones in the four directions. There are two minarets on both sides of the building. A large pond is found in front of the mosque. Inside the mosque, there is a large prayer hall and long corridors.
Construction of the Pattani Central Mosque began in 1954. It took nine years for the construction of this magnificent mosque, which was completed in 1963.
On the occasion of the golden jubilee celebrations of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the throne, the renovation of this mosque was included in the projects for the celebrations of this special occasion.
The Pattani Central Mosque is open for five Muslim daily prayer times. On Fridays and Saturdays, there are religious talks, with about 3,000 participants each time.
This beautiful mosque has become a major tourist attraction and a symbol of Pattani, where more than 80 percent of the local residents are Muslim.