Thailand is the world's tenth-most visited country and a convenient destination for halal-conscious travelers. Thailand's southern Muslim provinces bordering Malaysia as well as Pattaya, Hua Hin and Phuket have abundant availability of halal-food. Krabi-a predominantly Muslim province- has many hotels catering to the requirements of Muslim travelers. There are several halal-hotels and resorts in Ao Nang and elsewhere around Krabi, including the islands.
According to a 2007 survey, the country has 3,494 mosques, with the largest number (636) in Pattani province. The Halal Standard Institute of Thailand provides certification and facilitates standardization of halal-food in the country. Muslim travelers can download a smartphone application from Tourism Authority of Thailand's website (www.tourismthailand.org/muslimfriendly) that can help them find halal restaurants and mosques and other travel information in both English and Arabic.