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Black Rock Viewpoint in South Phuket

Where is Black Rock Viewpoint?

The Black Rock viewpoint, in the south of Phuket, has been known for a while but it’s among the most challenging ones to reach if you are not familiar with the area. It also requires a car or even better, a motorbike to get there. You will need to be in a decent physical condition as it involves some steep walking.

Black Rock Viewpoint

How to get to Black Rock?

To find the entrance of the dirt road leading to Black Rock Viewpoint, you will first need to drive past the famous ‘Karon Viewpoint’ in the south of the island, which is easy since everyone goes there at least once. From the Karon Viewpoint, keep driving in the direction of Nai Harn Beach and take the second road on your right and where the elusive ‘Nui Beach‘ is. Drive that dirt road for a good kilometre until you reach that big black stone with ‘Pa Hin Dum’ written on it (Pa Hin Dum means Black Rock Forest).

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Park your bike there and start climbing the little hill trail indicated by a frail little wooden sign (that sign could be gone anytime, eaten by termites). The climb is about 300 metres long, a bit steep but relatively easy to follow as the path is getting wider every day.

Pa Hin Dum viewpoint Phuket

From up there you will get to admire a superb birdview on the famous Nai Harn Beach and Promthep Cape and many islands beyond. You might not be alone as there are often photographers, especially at sunset and sunrise time. If you go midday make sure you bring water, it can be really hot and humid if the sky is clear.

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Photos of Black Rock Viewpoint

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Street View of the entrance to Black Rock

Map to Black Rock Viewpoint

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Willy Thuan

Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!