These 9 Islamic Countries Become the Best Tourist Destinations in the World

Traveling is indeed one of the fun activities to unwind and at the same time make us gain new insights about the culture and beauty of a place that we didn't know before. So, don't be surprised if during this pandemic, those of you who like traveling will definitely miss the trip. Starting from the bustle of the airport, queuing at the immigration counter, being on the plane, to happiness when you arrive at your destination.

Speaking of travelling, the list of Muslim-majority countries below is a must-visit. Besides having a variety of beautiful and fun tourist destinations, you can also learn a lot about Islamic cultural civilization there.

Curious? Check out the 9 Islamic countries that you must visit below, come on! 

1. | Maroko

Having a 99% Muslim population, Morocco is one of the most attractive countries in the world. How not, Morocco is famous for its Sahara desert, snowy mountains, and beautiful beaches. Most interesting, of course the contemporary Islamic building architecture there is very exotic!

If you visit there, try to come to the city of Marrakesh and Fes to see the fascinating Islamic civilization. Duh, that's right, if Morocco is a favorite country to shoot several big films such as Mission Impossible 5, Troy, Game of Thrones, Napoleon, to Kingdom of Heaven. Interested in Morocco, Bela?

2. | Kosovo

Newly independent about 12 years ago, one of the new countries in Europe turned out to be an interesting Islamic country destination for you to visit, you know!

Yes, Kosovo is a country with a Muslim population of 95.6% which is famous for the friendliness of its citizens. Many tourists say they feel a great sense of warmth and security when visiting Kosovo. 

Well, if you come here, you should try to come to Prizen city. This city is a pocket friendly city because it is famous for its cafes and bars that sell at affordable prices. You can also enjoy a calming relaxed atmosphere with the sun that is not too hot in this city.

3. | Yordania

Jordan is an exotic country bordering Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria and Israel. The civilization of this Muslim-majority country began thousands of years ago which made it the historical center of the ancient empire.

When visiting this country, you will be presented with various interesting things in it. Starting from visiting the global Dead Sea and Red Sea, visiting the exotic "stone city" of Petra, to coming to the urban area of ​​Amman to enjoy modern shopping centers and cafes there.

4. | Maldives

Maldives is a country with a Muslim majority of up to 100% which is known as one of the most romantic countries in the world. Many tourists who come to the Maldives with the same goal. Yes, honeymoon!

One of the most popular cities in the Maldives is the Maldives. Here, you can choose to stay in various beautiful resorts that directly face the beach filled with beautiful coral reefs. Out of the room, you can even go snorkeling right away!

Not only that, the Maldives is also surrounded by more than 200 beautiful islands that you can explore. Just imagining it feels good, huh!

5. | Turki

Every year, millions of tourists come to Turkey to enjoy Islamic civilization here. Because it is closely related to the development of Islamic history, it is not surprising that Turkey has many historical monuments with exotic architecture.

If you are interested in coming here, you can visit various cities that are favorite destinations for tourists from various worlds. Starting from Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pammukkale, Antalya and of course, Istanbul!

6. | Pakistan

Although still overshadowed by war, Pakistan can also be one of the world's Islamic tourist destinations that you must visit. One reason is that residents in this South Asian state are known to be very friendly to the tourists they meet. In fact, they can even invite you to visit their house for dinner or chai tea.

Pakistan is also famous for its vast deserts, mountains and valleys, to beautiful beaches some of which have not even been touched by many people. To visit Pakistan, you also don't need to spend too much because the cost of living there is quite cheap. Interesting, here!

7. | Kazakhstan

This country includes a unique geographical location. Part of its territory is located in Central Asia and part of it is located in Eastern Europe. This makes this former Soviet Union country have a culture and tradition of its people which are divided into two different types.

When visiting Kazakhstan, you can visit Kok-Tobe Hill, a natural tourist destination with beautiful mountain views that you can access by cable car. When winter comes, you must also come to Medeu, Almaty which is located at 1,691 meters above sea level which is usually also crowded with tourists for skating fun.

8. | Arab Saudi

Talking about Islamic tourist destinations, it won't be complete without talking about this one country, right! Yes, Saudi Arabia, especially the cities of Mecca and Medina, are centers of worship for Muslims to perform Hajj and Umrah.

After officially issuing tourist visas for 49 countries, now you can enjoy the beauty of tourism in this oil-rich country. Here, you can camp or just enjoy the atmosphere of Al-Wahbah Crater which is a volcanic crater with a depth of 820 feet located in the middle of a vast desert. If you want to explore civilization there, you can also come to the ancient city of Mada'in Saleh which is filled with the ruins of historic buildings. Mada'in Saleh has even been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, you know!

9. | Indonesia

You don't have to go far out of the country, you can do Islamic culture in your own country, right! Besides being famous for its world-famous natural tourist destinations such as Bali to Raja Ampat, Indonesia also has various Islamic historical tourist destinations that you must visit.

One of them is the Istiqlal Mosque which is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Located in Jakarta, this mosque is famous for its modern and beautiful architecture which can accommodate 200,000 worshipers. There is also a unique mosque in Ternate that was built above the sea so that it has a stunning view, namely the Al-Munawar Floating Mosque. In addition, there are also other Islamic tourist destinations such as the Maimun Palace, the Great Mosque of Demak, to the Great Mosque of Bandung. Been to?

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