“Phromthep Cape is the place to see the most beautiful sunset in Thailand. This area is crowded every evening before sunset.”
Phromthep Cape is the southernmost point of Phuket Island. Thai people believe that it is the best-watching point of the sunset in Thailand.
Phuket Big Buddha
Phuket’s Big Buddha is one of the island’s most important and revered landmarks. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and, at 45 metres in height, it’s easily seen from far away.
The lofty site offers the best 360-degree views of the island (think sweeping vistas of Phuket Town, Kata and Karon beaches, Chalong Bay and more). Easily reachable via a 6-km road leading from Phuket’s main artery route, it’s a must-visit island destination.
Confusingly named Karon Viewpoint, this viewpoint is in fact in Kata. Those who climb the steps to the top of the pavilion here on a clear day will be rewarded with sweeping views across Kata Noi Beach, Kata Beach, and Karon Beach in the north.
Not far from Phromthep Cape, the Windmill viewpoint in Phuket is located between Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches. It’s not as busy as Phromthep Cape yet offers similar southwest-facing vistas and is characterised by the tall, white windmills looking out to sea.
Sitting atop one of the tallest hills in Phuket, the Panwa viewpoint is perhaps one of the less-visited viewpoints on the island. Situated in Cape Panwa, its location is certainly less obvious, but the views from here easily rival any other, with 360-degree vistas out over southern and eastern Phuket.
The viewpoint at Rang Hill is located in Phuket Town and offers an inland view of the southern part of the island, including Chalong, Panwa, and the Big Buddha in the distance. A handful of restaurants are situated on Rang Hill, which are perfect for taking in the views while enjoying some local food.
Radar Hill is said to be the highest point in Phuket. This viewpoint is only accessible from the east via a long, steep road that winds up through the Thai countryside. Named after the government radar facility at the peak of the hill, Radar Hill presents dazzling views of Patong, Chalong, and Phuket Town.