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Laem Promthrep Cape -Have a view
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)
Sunset at Promthep Cape
You may like to view the sunset from Patong Beach, Kata View Point and the best place is at Promthep Cape which have an unblocked view of the sea.
We drove our rented car up to Promthep cape. Do get there slightly before the sunset and the best view is just before the sun is setting. The view from Promthep Cape is breathaking. It is cooling just before the sunset, so you may like to sit by the restaurant and have a drink or dinner.
There were 3 person who circled in the air on their motorized parachute. I think that would be a great way to see the sun set. But it added some noise poluation to the peaceful sunset view.
Prom Thep Cape
Prom Thep Cape is the southern-most point of Phuket Island and is (best in the dry season) the place to view the sunset. It is a stunning location overlooking Kho Man (Island) and several of Phuket's capes including Rawai, Yanui and Nai Harn Yacht Club.
There are some market stalls in the carpark which I thought would be expensive due to the high number of tourists visiting, but I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised to find that the prices of everything were the cheapest I have seen anywhere in Phuket. In fact, they're so cheap that we didn't even bother bargaining. We bought silk and cotton mens shirts, I got a cotton wrap shirt and sarong. We bought hats and t-shirts too.
There is also a restaurant located at Promthep Cape, but I have not dined there.
The name of the lighthouse here is Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse. Inside you will find a mini-lighthouse museum. Not terribly interesting and the views are not much better than from the landing. Your visit however, along with your voluntary donation helps to keep things going.
You can also see the monument to the Prince of Jumborn who, in 1880 was in the navy. He was the 28th son of Rama 5th. At the age of 13 he became a naval cadet in England. He returned 6 years later and built the first military base in Phuket.
At the landing where you reach the lighthouse, you will also find a Buddhist Shrine complete with hundreds, if not thousands of elephants where people gather to pay homage to the elephant. You can purchase joss sticks and flowers there if you wish to participate, but remember to remove your shoes before entering. I saw a mother teaching her young daughter to wei to the elephants.
A stunning location. Visit somewhere nearby such as the Rawai fishing village in the afternoon and try to arrive here for sunset (about 6.10pm is a good time to get there, if you want to do some shopping before, arrive a little earlier). A great location to share a glass of champagne with a loved one!
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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! =)
The best viewpoint of Phuket
Phom Thep Cape or we call in Thai Laem Phrom Thep, seems a symbol of Phuket, located in the south of the island. It’s the best viewpoint of Phuket, very easy to get there by car. There are many shops, food stalls, souvenirs shops and large area to enjoy the great view of the sea. Its also well known as the great place to admire sun set of Phuket in the evening. I can see how its popular, so crowded !! and I had to stay in traffic jam for a while after the sun goes down …
Phrom Thep Cape and other Viewpoints
Phrom Thep Cape is between Rawai and Nai Harn beaches. The cape has great views of the small island of Koh Kaew Yai and the Andaman Sea, and is a very popular place to watch the sunset.
The cape is named after Brahma, the Hindu god of creation At the top is a shrine dedicated to this God. For an even better view, climb up the stairs to the platform in the Golden Jubilee Lighthouse. The lighthouse also contains a small nautical museum.
Kata View Point
A pavillion by the side of the road between Kata and Nai Harn marks the spot for this viewpoint. On a clear day, the view of the bays of Kata Noi, Kata Yai, Karon and Pu Island are fantastic.
The views from this hill have lovely views across Phuket city. There is a fitness park at the top as well as a statue of Phuket's most famous governor, Ratsada Korsimbi Na Ranong. The best reason to visit Rang Hill is to have a meal at one of the hill-top restaurants. The view at night, is amazing.
Promthep Cape - Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse
Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse is a mini-lighthouse museum. You can have a 360 degree view of the Promthep Cape and its surrounding from here. But we still prefers the sunset at the landing area.
You must remove your footware at the entrance. Please remain silence so that you will not disturb the rest.
From here you will also see the monument of Prince of Jumborn who was in the Navy in 1880. He was the 28th son of Rama V. When he turned 13 years old, the prince was sent to England to study to become a naval cadet in Royal Naval Academy of England. He returned 6 years later and built the first military base in Phuket.
You will also find a shrine with hundreds or thousands of wooden elephants in various sizes. The locals gathered here to pay their respect and worshiped these wooden carved elephants.
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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!
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, ...
Great look out!
South end of Phuket.....just up the hill from Nai Harn beach there is a lighthouse used years ago by the thai navy...who knew they had a Navy.
Anyway, a great view....cool elephant shrine. You can go up the lighthouse for free and they sell some cheap souvenirs. Small little village with food, drink and clothing for sale....there is also a restaurant overlooking everything. I believe the area is called Promthep Cape.......a cool part of a day trip.....lots to look at!
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Phromp Thep Cape
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
Phromp Thep Cape
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.
LAEM PROMTHEP CAPE
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.
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Asia's Most Beautiful Sunset
I was told that I could watch the most beautiful sunset in Asia from the top of the hill at Promthep Cape. Unfortunately, I didn't stick around until sunset but even during the day, it has a magnificient view of the southern tip of Phuket. There is a lighthouse at the top of the hill and a place where people pray. Oh yes, some vendors sell fantastic roasted coconut drinks there and they're great especially on a hot & humid day
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Southern most tip of Phuket
Its a very enjoyable and scenic drive south from Patong to Promthep Cape Lookout, which is the southern most tip of Phuket Island. Franks friend Peter, who has actually lived in Phuket for about 5 years, took us on a mini roadtrip around the island. We drove to Karon Viewpoint, Promthep Cape Lookout, Rawai Beach, Chalong Pier, Big Buddha and then to Central Festival in Phuket Town. He also showed us his offices in Phuket Town, Peter runs two businesses, PhuketIT and the new online booking site called www.phuketbooknow.com
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