Since Thailand is a secular country, there is freedom of religious practice all across the state. The south of Thailand has a large Muslim population including Phuket. Muslim comprises 20% of the total Phuket’s population and hence, you can find plenty of stunning mosques dotted all around the island. We have listed down 9 major mosques around Thailand that are truly mesmerizing.
1. Masjid Nurul Islam Patong Mosque
Address: 83 Phrabaramee Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand.
You can spot this beautiful green-dome mosque on the Phrabaramee Road as you move towards the Patong beach from Phuket. The mosque has three floors.
On the ground floor, there are separate ablution areas for both men and women. The main prayer zone is on the first floor and an additional prayer area on the second. The mosque has regular worshippers who come for the five daily prayers.
It receives the highest number of devotees on Friday congregational prayers. Although there is no private parking available, you can easily park along the main road. You can find many restaurants offering Halal food in the close vicinity of the mosque.
2. Kalim Mosque
Address: Soi Phra Barami 5, Kalim, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
It is located north of Patong, at the foothills of Kalim village. The mosque has two entrances as it is situated along the joining area of two roads. The aesthetic Gothic architecture lends an appeal to it.
There are three floors out of which the ground floor is exclusively for parking vehicles. The congregational prayers take place on the upper two floors.
Despite a parking place inside the mosque, there is a dearth of space and hence the worshippers have to park their vehicles near the kalim beach.The mosque is at five minutes uphill walk from there.
3. Kamala Mosque
Address: Kammala, Kathu District, Phuket 83120, Thailand
It is the most prominent mosque in the Kamala Village of Phuket. The mosque is situated right opposite the Kamala Sub District Administration Office on Khok Yang street. The marble mosque has been divided into two different sections for men and women.
For men, there is a single-storey prayer zone whereas women have a rather smaller two-storey space for offering prayer. The building can accommodate a total of 700 people at a time at its full capacity.
On the extreme right of the mosque is a four-level minaret that can be spotted from miles away, making it a popular landmark.
4. Masjid Nurul Huda
Address: Baan Patong, Moo 1, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand.
It is one of the two most popular mosques in Patong. The mosque is located in the heart of the city at a distance of 50 meters from Phrabaramee Road. Patong beach is 200 meters away from here.
The mosque has two floors. While the ground floor is for ablution, the prayer area is on the first floor.The entrance of the mosque is just opposite the Sea Sun Sand Resort & Spa Patong. The maximum capacity of this mosque is 500 people.
5. Awwalul Hidayah Mosque
Address: Baan Bang Kontee, Moo 5, Soi Ruamjai, Viset Road, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130 Thailand. It is the only beachfront mosque in Phuket. The mosque has two storeys. It has several transparent glass doors and is always smelling fresh with the breeze from the sea.
The main prayer hall is on the first floor. The ground floor is used for several purposes including library, meeting hall and as for office work. However, during the eid prayers that take place twice a year, this floor is occupied by the worshippers for prayer.
The balcony has long seats for the people to relax and savor the beautiful view. The mosque is enclosed in a wide space that is utilized for several purposes such as parking, playground, general gathering, and festivals.
6. Issatul Islam Ao Makham Mosque
Address: Baan Ao Makham, Moo 7, Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000 Thailand
It is located on the main road that leads to Panwa Cape. The mosque has two floors out of which the prayer hall is on the ground floor, unlike most mosques in Phuket. It has two minarets. The mosque has separate ablution sections for men and women.
The men’s section is just at the entrance of the mosque and the ladies’ section is at the back. The mosque has parking of its own but it is very small. The second floor has an additional prayer hall that is generally utilized during the Friday congregational prayers.
7. Mukarram Mosque
Address: Baan Bangtao, Moo 2, Cherng Talay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand
It is by far the biggest mosque on Phuket island. The mosque is easily accessible due to its central location on the main road from Cherng Talay leading to Surin Beach. It has four magnificent minarets beautifully erected on the four corners. It has the capacity to take in up to 1000 people at a time.
There is an Islamic school for children within the mosque. There is ample space for parking the vehicles, both around the mosque’s courtyard and along the inside street of the mosque.
8. Masjid Kamaliah- Laem Hin
Address: Kubo Ban Laem Hin, Tambon Ratsada, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand.
It is a small mosque located on Laem Hin Village’s main road. The mosque has two floors and prayer is offered on both. The daily 5 prayer times are performed every day. The daily worshippers in this mosque are generally locals.
However, for the Friday congregational prayers, some tourists also join. Unfortunately, the mosque does not have any parking facility and the visitors have to park along the nearby road.
Besides these, the other popular mosques in Phuket are:
- Wada Niyatun Islamiyah Mosque
Address: Kathu, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand
- Masjid Nurul Ibadah
Address: Rawai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand
- Wichit Mosque
Address: 15 Soi Banborae, Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Nuron Islamiyah Mosque
Wichit, Mueang Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Ban Kamala Mosque
Address: 25 Khok Yang Rd, Tambon Kamala, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83120, Thailand
- Phadungsat Mosque
Address: 20 Soi Masjid, Tambon Kamala, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83120, Thailand
- Masjid Al-Bushra
Address: Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket 83120, Thailand
- Masjid Darul Ihsan
Address: Thalang, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
- Bang Jo Mosque
Address: Bang Jo, Tambon Si Sunthon, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand
- Masjid Jamek (Yameay) Phuket
Address: 47 Soi Talingchan, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Masjid Al Madinah Darussalam
Address: Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Musjid Levaaulislam
Address: 1/127 Soi Bang Chee Lou, Tambon Ratsada, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Ko Maphrao Mosque
Address: Ko Kaeo, Mueang Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Dubai Mosque
Address: Mueang Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Islahuddeen Mosque
Address: Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
- Nurun Yanna (Baan Bang Rong) Mosque
Address: Pa Klok, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
- Ban Phak Chit Mosque
Address: Thalang, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
1. Where can you hear the call to prayer in Phuket
You can heat it within earshot of any mosque five times a day
2. Where are Shia mosques in Phuket?
All the mosques in Phuket welcome muslims from all sects 🙂
3. Which mosque in Phuket has the best parking facility?
4. What are the etiquettes of entering a mosque in Phuket?
- Take off your shoes before entering
- Women should cover their head with a scarf
- Don’t carry eatables in the mosque
- Keep your phone on silent mode.
Editor - Thailand Nomads
Cindy quit her 9 to 5 job to pursue her passion for exploring mesmerizing locations in Thailand. She has been living here for the past 5 years now and through Thailand Nomads, she shares her experiences and insights about the must-visit places in Thailand.