Promthep Cape, Phuket

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    Great viewpoint, anytime! - 17022005

    by XLH Updated Feb 24, 2005

    Promthep Cape, i'm sure this place needs no introduction. It is supposedly the best place for viewing sunsets in the whole of Phuket and should be jammed up with tourist buses and cars come evening.
    This was the sixth stop of our round island trip. The view in the hot afternoon sun was spectacular as it was, and i'm sure it would have been quite romantic if we had been there in the evening instead just that, my travelling group consisted of all guys!
    Besides the view, there is a platform with a four-faced Buddha surrounded by loads of elephants, of all sizes and made mostly of wood.
    And being located at the southern end of Phuket, there is also a lighthouse-cum-museum to guide ships along the correct path, and humans on the evolution of Thai lighthouses.

    An island just off the cape
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    Laem Promthrep Cape -Have a view

    by Myndo Updated Oct 16, 2004

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    There is a place on a hill at the south west end of the island:
    Laem Promthrep Cape: a good viewing point on several Beaches - (also see the 3 beaches point).

    In the evening there are a lot of tourists here to see the sunset.

    Because this is a common touristic spot here, you also have little shops and stands for food and drink.
    If you have never seen the stink fruit, this is the place you get it.

    There is also a small religious site here. It is surrounded by many statuettes of elefants. (see pic)

    Laem Phrontrep
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    Rawai Beach

    by Adeline_Foo Written Jan 18, 2004

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    Rawai is just around the Promthep Cape on the south west of the island. The beaches on this side are not nearly as pretty as they are on the west, because they are bordering shallow coral bays. Rawai so no exception, but as it is close to Phuket town, it is a popular spot with the locals. The best things about it are the seafood restaurants that line the beach road. Here you can get superb authentic Thai seafood at very cheap prices. We ate in a Thai style resturant with mats on the floor specialising in barbequed meat on sticks and delicious tom yam soup!

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    Cape Phromthep

    by Adeline_Foo Written Jan 11, 2004

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    Phuket's most visited viewpoint commands a stunning view across Kata, Karon and Patong Bays. It is at the far south of the island and a beautiful place to watch the dun disinegrate into the Andaman Sea at the end of the day.

    Sad thing is I never see the sunset there =( because it was raining just before sunset. Thing to note ... never go to Phuket during the raining season! You will not enjoy it.

    Nonetheless, this place is definately worth a visit. Don't miss it! =)

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    Fantastic viewpoint

    by Mahieu Updated Jan 5, 2004

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    This is where lots of people come to enjoy the sunset. It is called Promthep Cape. The place is very touristic and lots of buses were waiting to discover this spot. It is indeed very beautiful!! Around the place, there are some shops where you can buy drinks, clothes, ...

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    Sunset at Promthep

    by buasaard Written Nov 22, 2003

    Promthep Cape is the most famous place where people go to see the sunset. Wonderful, but a bit too crowded expecially in week-ends when also thais go there.
    However the whole road from Promthep to Nai Harn is a splendid place to view the sunset, and with various points where you can stop and see the sun disappearing.

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    LAEM PROMTHEP CAPE

    by Nina-Maarit Updated Jun 5, 2003

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    Laem Promthep is the southernmost point of Phuket Island, and it's famous for its sunsets. A very nice place to visit and take photos in the daytime, too - and without doubt much more peaceful than by sunset! There's also a shrine to Phra Prom (Brahma) next to the viewpoint.

    Laem Promthep Cape
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    Phromp Thep Cape

    by jaypride Updated Mar 23, 2003

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    It was a cloudy day when I went to Phromp Thep Cape, and the cloud got thicker nearer to the time of sunset. As u can see from the picture, the sun was actually fully covered by the clouds! But the viewers, including me, was very patient, and when it popped out again under the cloud, there was actually some cheers, and I was one of them letting them out. But the sun didn’t keep out for long, the later part of the sunsetting happened under the cloud, maybe the sun was a little bit shy that day… and then we started to hear thunder and saw lightening…

    There is a lighthouse at the top of the Cape with a visitors center. U should be able to get a 360 degree view over the southern half of the island, and may even be able to see Phang Nga province, of cuz, on a clear day.

    Can't see the setting Sun!

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    Phromp Thep Cape

    by jaypride Updated Mar 23, 2003

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    Phrompthep Cape is situated adjacent to Nai Han Beach and Rawai Beach, at the southernmost point of Phuket. It is the perfect place to view spectacular sunsets, and it can be really really crowded nearing the sunset time. We arrived there at 530 and it was already packed with people (the sunset time is 630). Tens of coaches jammed the carpark, I guess that’s why u need to arrive 1 hr early, maybe if u don’t, u can’t get there on time to see the sunset.

    Strayed dogs were everywhere! When I was holding my BBQ chicken wing eating ( which was really delicious), 3 dogs approached me waiting for me to throw them something to eat.. that really frightened me a little bit, cuz they looked REALLY hungry. But then I didn’t give them anything, I felt like the little chicken wing wouldn’t be enough for 3 big dogs and I don’t want to see some dog fights… so I ate that myself… hehee

    Sunset at Phromp Thep Cape

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    Brahma Shrine

    by Willettsworld Written Jan 13, 2010

    This circular Brahma shrine is located on Phrom Thep Cape - a headland forming the extreme south end of Phuket.

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    Phromthep Cape

    by winnietankl Updated Jun 14, 2008

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    The Phromthep Cape, located about 2km from Rawai Beach, is crowded in the evening as it is a a very popular place to watch sunset.

    Spectacular sunset Beautiful light house
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    One of the best view points in Phuket

    by kenningst Updated Dec 13, 2007

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    Try to get yourself there during sunset. The view is magnificient. It get pretty cooling at that time so you can just sit by the cafe and have a drink or so. I did exactly that...

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    Sunset viewing

    by namidub Written Jul 20, 2005

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    Many tourist as well as locals come by to this cape to view the sunset.However i didnt get the chance viewing due to cloudy weather.

    Phromtep Sunset
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    The tip of the island

    by stiab3 Written Apr 10, 2005

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    Phromthep Cape is the southern-most point of
    Phuket Island. This is a great and quite popular place to see the spectacular view of the Andaman Sea and the sunsets.

    South Phuket
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    Promthep Cape, Phuket, Thailand

    by dave&jen Written Mar 9, 2005

    A magnificent view of the coastline of Phuket...
    Take lots of great pictures and enjoy the sunset...

    Promthep Cape, Phuket, Thailand
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