6 Prayer Spaces In Seoul That's Not The Mosque


Syahirah •  Jan 28, 2023

As a Muslim performing our daily prayers is an essential part of who we are. It's a way we can always remember God and be thankful for life and the things around us. However, looking for places to pray can be quite difficult especially when you're on vacation. ? Hurrying back to your accommodation isn't very ideal and looking for a nearby mosque may be hard too, so here we have 6 prayer spaces in Seoul other than the mosque!

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1. Incheon International Airport

Credit: Incheon International Airport

There's nothing better than finding a prayer space at an airport once your plane lands! You'll be glad to know that Incheon International Airport has a prayer space that you can use. There are multiple prayer rooms scattered across the airport so you won't have to travel too out of your way finding one:

  • Terminal 1, 3rd Floor, next to gate 24
  • East Wing on the 4th floor of Departures.
  • Terminal 2, Floor B1, on the East Wing near the One Family Resting Area
  • Terminal 2, 4th floor inside the duty-free area.

Room style: Permanent

Operating hours: 24 hours daily

Gender Separated: No

Items/Facilities for prayer: Quran, Prayer mat, Qibla

*Do note that there is no washroom specifically for taking wudu

2. Lotte World Tower & Mall

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Lotte is a famous shopping center and entertainment chain in South Korea, and this high-end outlet is truly magnificent - you will feel like royalty shopping here! You can get here via the green subway line and get off at Jamsil station, which makes this a super convenient option for shopping too! There are also excellent views of Seokchon Lake and its surrounding park to take in if you need a break from shopping.

The Lotte World Tower sports such an amazing prayer room for Muslims that's even segregated into a men's and women's section with separate wudhu areas. The prayer room is on the 6th floor of AvenueL and there is a great halal restaurant there as well, called Agra.

Do remember to bring your own prayer garments as they are not provided.

Room style: Permanent

Operating hours: 10.30am - 8pm daily (Closes at 8.30pm on weekends)

Gender Separated: Yes

Items/Facilities for prayer: Quran, Prayer mat, Qibla, Wudu

Address: 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

Contact: +82-2-3213-2210

3. Lotte World (롯데월드)

Credit: Korea Tourism Organization

The beauty of Lotte world is that you don’t have to check the weather forecast before planning a visit. It’s mostly an indoor amusement park in the very heart of Seoul, and is actually one of the world’s largest indoor theme parks!

Lotte World is a must-visit for any traveller and they even have a prayer room on-site so you won't have to worry about completing your prayers while you spend a whole day there! The prayer room is located on the 1st floor next to the folk museum elevator. Do approach the staff for assistance in entering the room. You will have to ring the bell at the entrance 2-3 times so the staff hears it and opens the prayer room door.

Room style: Permanent

Operating Hours: 9.30am - 10pm daily

Gender Separated: No

Items/Facilities for prayer: Prayer mat, Qibla, Wudu

Address: 3F 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

Contact: +82-2-411-2104

4. Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotel & Residences (노보텔 앰배서더 서울 동대문 호텔 & 레지던스)

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This hotel is close to the shopping district of Dongdaemun, which is one of the best shopping districts in Seoul. Even if you aren't staying here as a guest, you are allowed to use the prayer room for a few minutes. Just make sure to the front desk call ahead and ask!

Room style: Permanent

Operating Hours: 24 hours

Gender Separated: No

Items/Facilities for prayer: Quran, Prayer mat, Qibla, Wudu

Address: 238 Eulji-ro, Gwanghui-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Contact: +82-2-3425-8000

5. Seoul Central Masjid (서울중앙성원)

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Seoul Central Mosque is Korea’s first and Seoul’s only mosque. It is located at the top of a hill that overlooks most of Seoul and is above the busy neighbourhood of Itaewon. You definitely have to visit Itaewon during your trip to Seoul as it's home to many immigrant communities and is where you can find the most halal food!

Room style: Permanent

Operating Hours: 9am - 7pm daily

Gender Separated: Yes

Items/Facilities for prayer: Quran, Prayer mat, Qibla, Wudu

Address:39, Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Inquiries: +82-2-793-6908

6. COEX Mall

COEX is one of the biggest malls in Seoul, so there's a chance you might get too engrossed in the stores and wares that you might run out of time to look for a prayer space! Fortunately, COEX has a prayer room that's spacious and very peaceful for you to perform your daily prayers without worrying about disturbances and loud noises.

Room style: Permanent

Operating hours: 3am - 10pm daily

Gender Separated: No

Items/Facilities for prayer: Prayer schedule, Quran, Qibla, Prayer compass

Address: 3F (near Hall E), 513 Yeongdong-daero, Samseong 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

That's all the public prayer spaces in Seoul! If you have additional information, don't be shy and let us know on our socials (@havehalalwilltravel). Make sure to SAVE this article so you can refer to this on your next trip to Seoul!