With an approximate
number of over 300,000 people, Thai-Buddhists (70%),
Thai-Muslim (25%) and Sea Gypsy (4%) and other (1%). The
Phuket population is considered to be extremely tolerant,
forgiving and easy-going approach societies in the world.
The vast number of the population lives in or around Phuket
City and Patong Beach with a majority of Muslim lives on the
North-western coastline of the island.
Phuket also has large
number of Chinese - Thais who originally migrated to Phuket
to work in the tin mines during the 19th century. As a
result, you can see several Chinese shrines around the
island, including the most famous Vegetarian Festival.
Further more, Thai Muslims account 25% who originally
settled into the town from Malaysia. However, the number of
mosques are actually smaller than Buddhist Temple on the
island of Phuket. Presently, with the advent of time, the
barriers of culture and religion collapse, different ethnic
groups have intermarried and incorporated into the culture
bring about model societies of new Phuket - Thailand.