Dear Muslim tourists, our brothers, we would like to express our warm welcome to you and our sincere thanks for your kind interest in looking at our website.
We are pleased to inform you that in Thailand at present, we have almost 4 million Muslim people. There are 3,494 mosques located all over the country. While you are travelling in our land of smiles, you will be in good care and you will also feel at home. At Destiny Travel Service, we deeply understand about your needs. We understand that mostly you want to visit our interesting and wonderful tourist places, where you can enjoy and feel safe. And of course we understand that most important of all is that everything you do must not be against the rules of Islam.
We, have therefore prepared and would like to offer a package tour which will provide you with halal food and places for worshiping Allah for his kindness. The tour will be led by our qualified and friendly tour guides.
At Destiny Travel Service, we are very concerned that Muslim tourists who use our services will be most impressive with Thailand’s amazing arts and culture, and with tourist places where most of local people are friendly and kind. You also will be enjoy their various colourful traditional shows and the beliefs which preserve Islam strictly.
Finally, may Allah bless you.
ويسرنا أن نحيطكم نبذة عن تايلاند بأن عدد المسلمين في تايلاند يصل إلى 3,930,000 نسمة (عام 2009) وبلغ عدد المساجد إلى 3,494 مسجدا متفرقة في جميع أنحاء تايلاند، وسوف تشعرون بالمتعة والراحة والسعادة والطمأنينة كأنكم في داخل بلدكم ، وخصوصا Destiny Travel Service نحن نفهم بالاحتياجات الخاصة للسياحيين المسلمين ونفهم من رغبتكم في السياحة والمتعة في المناطق الرائعة الخلابة المثيرة بكل متعة وغاية سرور وكذلك أن لا تكون السياحة مخالفة للأحكام الشرعية الإسلامية.
لذا نضع البرامج الخاصة تترفر لكم فيها جميع المتطلبات اللازمة كأغذية مسلمة ومصلى وغيرها وسيبقى مرشدنا بجواركم في جميع الأوقات.
Destiny Travel Service نحن نعتزم بخدمة ضيوفنا الكرام ونقدم أفضل وأجمل وأحلى مناطق سياحية مليئة بالطبيعة الخلابة والفنون التقليدية التايلاندية الرائعة والعروض الجميلة المذهلة وفي نفس الوقت تطمئنون في حفاظكم على التعاليم الدينية.
Minimum : 2 people Tour Type : Private Duration : 3 days 2 nights Rate :154 USD - 471USD
The topmost program tour of Chiang Mai – The Historical Hall, Doi Suthep Temple, Local Market, KhanToke Dinner, Elephants Camp, Hilltribe Villages, Padong Long Neck Karen, Queen Sirikit’s Botany, Mae Sa Noi Waterfalls, Home Industries, Sankampaeng hotspring, Chiang Mai Walking Street or Night Bazaar.
Minimum : 2 people Tour Type : Join Duration : 4 days 3 nights Rate :188 USD - 321USD
Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai will make your vacation impressive with their wonderful places to visit like mountains, hill tribe villages and an elephant camp. The worth program one for people who love nature.
Minimum : 2 people Tour Type : Join Duration : 4 days 3 nights Rate :197 USD - 338USD Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai will make your vacation impressive with their wonderful places to visit like mountains, hill tribe villages and an elephant camp. The worth program one for people who love nature.
Minimum : 2 people Tour Type : Join Duration : 5 days 4 nights Rate :256 USD - 439USD Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai will make your vacation impressive with their wonderful places to visit like mountains, hill tribe villages and an elephant camp. The worth program one for people who love nature.
Minimum : 2 people Tour Type : Private Duration : 3 days2 nights Rate :253USD - 375 USD
Thai train to the beach! What a unique experience! See Thai countryside lifestyles such as farmers in the rice field, merchants selling food on a train and etc.
The only one train from Bangkok - Pattaya departs daily except Sat. and Sun. If you travel on Sat. and Sun., we will switch the program so that you could take a train back from Pattaya to Bangkok instead.
Minimum : 2 people Tour Type : Private Duration : 3 days 2 nights Rate :297 USD - 434 USD
Let's absorb your valuable vacation with the life-styles of Pattaya people, architectures, cool clear blue sea and colourful corals.
At night, enjoy the ultimate nightlife in Pattaya which believed a paradise on earth for tourists.
Chiang Mai, a city surrounded by a ring of
mountains, has weathered seven hundred years of fascinating history. Chiang Mai has its own very distinctive culture, arts, festivals, and
traditions as well as an exciting mix of local,
ethnic as well as expatriate communities from all over the world. It has been voted one of the top destinations to live in Asia and is a modern and cosmopolitan city, while not having lost its
traditional old charm.
Islam, while a minority faith in Thailand, is quickly growing, with recent statistics suggesting a population of anywhere from around 3.9 to 7 million Most Thai Muslims belong to the Sunni sect, although Thailand has a very diverse and developing population which includes immigrants from around the world.
Demographics & Geography
Popular opinion seems to hold that a vast majority of the country's Muslims are found in the Thailand's three Southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat. However, the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs' research indicates that only 18% of Thai Muslims live in those three provinces. The rest are scattered throughout Thailand, with the largest concentrations being in Bangkok and throughout the larger Southern region.
According to the National Statistics Office, in 2005, Muslims in Southern Thailand made up 30.4% of general population above the age 15, while less than 3% in other parts of the country.
Ethnicity and Identity
Thailand's Muslim population is diverse and multicultural, with ethnic groups having migrated from as far as China, Pakistan, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia, as well as comprising indigenous Thais, while about two-third of Muslims in Thailand are ethnically Malay.
Many Thai Muslims are ethnically and linguistically Thai, who are either hereditary Muslims, Muslims by intermarriage, or recent converts to the faith. Ethnic Thai Muslims live mainly in the Central and Southern provinces - varying from entire Muslim communities to mixed settlements.
In the three Southernmost border provinces, the vast majority of the local Muslim population is predominantly Malay in origin. These people, known colloquially as Yawi, speak a dialect of Malay that is not mutually understood by Thai speakers. This adds to the culturally unique identity of Thai Malay Muslims.
The high number of Malay origin inhabitants in the Southern region is due the historical nature of the area, which was once known as the Pattani Kingdom, an Islamic Malay kingdom established in the nineteenth century, but later annexed to Siam (the older name of Thailand). Similarly, there is an ethnic Thai minority in Northern Malaysia.
In the far North, as well as in select Central and Southern urban areas, there are pockets of Thai Muslims of Chinese Hui origin. Most Chinese Muslims belong to a group of people called Chin Ho or Haw in the Thai Language, although most of the Chin Ho are not Muslim. Some historians believed that the name Chin Ho can be explained to be a combination of "Chin" (China) and "Ho" (Hui). The Chin Ho people, thus, can be seen as traders and emigres who carried with them Hui Muslim traditions from China. One of the most famous Chinese mosque is Baan Haw Mosque, located in Chiang Mai Province.
Burmese Muslim groups
Burmese ethnic groups, such as the Rohingya are refugees and economic migrants who are scattered throughout Thailand's refugee camps, rural fishing villages, as well as in many small towns and cities close to the Myanmar border.
Northern Thailand, as well as being home to many Chinese Muslims, also is home to many Burmese, and mixed Chinese-Burmese or Pakistani-Burmese peoples.
Other Asian Muslim groups
Other represented groups include Cham Muslims, originally from Cambodia who can be found between the mutual border and Bangkok as well as the deep south.
South Asians, including Indians, Bangladeshi, and Pakistanis can be found throughout Thailand working in professions ranging from wealthy business owners to lowly paid labourers.
Other groups include Indonesian Muslims, especially Bugis, Javanese and Minangkabau.
According to a 1685 account of a Persian diplomat as well as notes of the French traveler Guy Tachard, there was a substantial Shi'a Persian community in Siam at the time, with the ritual ta'zieh performances subsidized by the Siamese king.
Distinctives of Thai Islam
Except in the small circle of theologically trained believers, the Islamic faith in Thailand, like Buddhism, has become integrated with many beliefs and practices not integral to Islam.
In the South, it can be difficult to draw a line between animistic practices indigenous to Malay culture that were used to drive off evil spirits and local Islamic ceremonies because each contained aspects of the other.
Places of Worship
According to National Statistic Office of Thailand in 2007, the country has 3,494 mosques, with the largest number (636) in Pattani province. According to the Religious Affairs Department (RAD), 99% of the mosques are associated with the Sunni branch of Islam with the remaining 1% Shi'a.
Governance & Education
Chularatchamontri (Thai: จุฬาราชมนตรี) is the title of His Majesty's chief advisor on Islamic affairs. The title was in use in the Ayutthaya Kingdom when King Songtham (1611–1628) appointed Sheikh Ahmad to the office. The modern National Council for Muslims, consisting of at least five persons (all Muslims) and appointed by royal proclamation, advises the ministries of education and interior on Islamic matters. Its presiding officer, the state counselor for Muslim affairs, is appointed by the king and holds the office of division chief in the Department of Religious Affairs in the Ministry of Education. Provincial councils for Muslim affairs existed in the provinces that had substantial Muslim minorities, and there were other links between the government and the Muslim community, including government financial assistance to Islamic education institutions, assistance with construction of some of the larger mosques, and the funding of pilgrimages by Thai Muslims to Mecca, both Bangkok and Hat Yai being primary gateway cities.
Thailand also maintains several hundred Islamic schools at the primary and secondary levels, as well as Islamic banks, (Pattanakarn, Bangkok), shops and other institutions. Much of the packaged food marketed is tested and labeled halal (unless it has pork), regardless of who eats it.