Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and is located in southern Thailand. Phuket Town is the capital of the Phuket Province. Phuket Town is the largest town on the island and is a perfect example of a Thai town. The town has a good population of Muslims and hence Muslim visitors to Phuket can find a variety of halal facilities in the town and the surrounding areas. The town and the entire island of Phuket are excellent to visit, as they offer amazing sceneries and lots of wonderful activities to enjoy.
Phuket is one of the most visited destinations in Thailand. The island is known for its beautiful beaches and wonderful scenery. Phuket Town is a quaint little place where visitors can relax and enjoy the serenity. The Chinatown in Phuket is worth seeing for its lively atmosphere. The Phuket Cultural Museum preserves the history of the area. The Phuket Butterfly Farm and the Phuket Zoo are excellent places to see the native animals and beautiful sceneries of nature.
The rest of the island of Phuket offers several beautiful beaches and lots of fun activities that people can enjoy. Phuket offers an excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities. Phuket is an excellent base to explore the surrounding Racha and Phi Phi Islands. Visitors can also enjoy sailing and yachting trips around Phuket.
Phuket is a wonderful place for shopping. The island is known for cultured pearls, ornaments, local clothing, etc. The Ranong Market and the Weekend Market hosted in the Phuket Town offer some affordable buys. The town also has some good shopping malls like Central Festival, SuperCheap and Ocean and Robinsons.
The island is served by the Phuket International Airport. It caters to both domestic and international air traffic. Flights are available from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, etc. from the Phuket Airport the Phuket Town is about 30 Km away. There are several options available from the airport to the chosen destination. Municipal A/C buses are available to the Phuket town and cost around 85 Baht. Mini buses are also available from the airport and cost around 100-180 Baht per person. Metered Taxis are can be availed at a starting price of 50 Baht.
Phuket and its surrounding areas have a number of halal restaurants where Muslim visitors can dine. Some of the halal restaurants in Phuket include Royal Paradise Hotel, Thai O-Cha Briyanee, Dubai Sheeshah Restaurant, Ghadafi Halal Food, Ban Sang Duan, Cairo, San Sabai, etc.Many of these restaurants serve delicious sea food, authentic Malay cuisine and international delicacies.
There are quite a number of mosques in Phuket. Some of the prominent mosques in the city include Ya Me Yah Mosque, KaRul Islam Mosque, Masjid Al Madinah Phuket, Kamala Mosques, etc.