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Taipei 101 Provides Muslim Prayer Room

2019-10-20 09:00

A newly built Muslim prayer room is now open to visitors at the Taipei 101 tower, one of the top tourist attractions in the country, as part of an effort to create a Muslim-friendly environment.

Each year, tens of thousands of visitors, including tourists from Muslim countries, visit the iconic building in Taipei's Xinyi business district.

To cater to Muslims visitors and to show respect for their religious beliefs, a Muslim prayer room was recently constructed on the fifth floor of Taipei 101.

The Muslim prayer room is now open for use by anyone, once they make the request at the information center in the building. The prayer room recently obtained Taipei City government certification as Muslim-friendly.

Other facilities are also being installed in the Taipei 101 building to cater to Muslim visitors such as the bathrooms will include a shower next to the toilet, as is common in Muslim cultures, adding that those facilities will be completed by next year.

Meanwhile, the building management is helping the restaurants in Taipei 101 to obtain halal certification to better serve Muslim customers.

On the observatory deck on the 89th floor of the building, there is a sign indicating the direction of Mecca, adding that such efforts are aimed at providing a more satisfactory experience to Muslim visitors.