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 …
While on our way to Promthep Cape from Patong Beach, we came along this beautiful viewpoint from where three prominent baches of Phuket was visible at a distance. The beaches were Karon, Kata Noi and Kata Beach. This view point is right on the road and there are couple of shops around here selling foodstuff and cold drinks. There is a raised platform, where one can go and sit for a while, with a beautiful view in fro\nt. It is quite windy here.
This is the southern-most point of the Phuket Island and is more popularly known as Sunset point. The view of the sea from the cape is lovely. It is very windy out here. During the evening hours, there is a heavy rush to view the sunset and it is very difficult to find a place to stand. Since this was monsoon time and there were clouds everywhere, we dropped the idea of waiting for the sunset.
There is also a Buddhist temple here
I believe this is one of the best place to catch sunset in Phuket. It is located at the extreme southern tip of Phuket and is called Promthep Cape. This place is extremely popular with the tourist as its facing the Indian Ocean
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.
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)
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!
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! =)
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, ...
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.
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.
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.