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The Promthep mosque to be constructed from May

Phuket Cape Gains a 2.8m Baht Mosque

Saturday, April 23, 2011
CONSTRUCTION is to begin next month on a small mosque at Cape Promthep, the southern promontory noted for perfect Phuket sunsets.

Hundreds of residents and visitors flock to the cape every evening for the dramatic views out over crystal seas to the horizon.

Mayor of Rawai, Aroon Soroj, said the 2.8 million baht mosque would for the first time give Muslims the chance to see the sunsets and at the same time maintain their strict prayer regime.

The mosque will be built at the rear of the large car park, alongside a row of souvenir shops.

The cape was the place chosen in 2009 for a celebratory telecast of Phuket people singing the national anthem at sunset, and last year alcohol and smoking were banned from the viewpoint area.

Earlier this month, Mayor Aroon accompanied Canadian businessman Daniel McDaniel to visit Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha to put a plan for a 900 million baht marine zoo and aquarium to be built on property near the shooting range and the Green Man Pub in Patak Road, Rawai.
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I'm no architect and I don't really know too much about the Muslim faith. But I must say that that is one cool looking building design.

Posted by wannbe architect on April 24, 2011 13:22

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Can they add a church for Christian prayers?

Posted by Whistle-Blower on April 24, 2011 14:59

Editor Comment:

That sounds like envy, Whistle-Blower, and on Easter Sunday, too. Perhaps you should head to a Phuket church for a lesson in Christian principles.

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At what times will the call to prayers be sounded - the usual 5 times per day?

At least that may help clear the area just after sunset.

Posted by Mike Boydm on April 25, 2011 12:08


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