As you will notice, there’s a big Muslim community on the island. You will hear the mosques calling to prayer several times a day. Everyone gets along here just fine and visiting the local mosques will give you an insight into the local life.
You have almost a dozen mosques to visit. Most of them are in the center. You will recognize them by their tall minarets and lively colors. Mosques in Thailand are different. Don’t expect huge marble temples. In fact, we like them because they blend perfectly with the environment.
The oldest one is the Napanet Mosque close to the Thakhai Village. It’s a colorful temple with two minarets. Our favorite is Ban Bangchak Mosque, on the eastern coast. This one is newer and has a calm atmosphere. Remember that locals visit mosques to pray, so be respectful.