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Karon Viewpoint ▷ A Panoramic Landmark in the South of Phuket

Where is Karon Viewpoint?

Karon Viewpoint Thai name is Kho Sam Haad, which means ‘The Hill of the Three Beaches’, and once you reach the place, you will see exactly that: three beaches. If this is your first trip to Phuket, you probably will stop a few minutes at this popular and beautiful panoramic landmark to admire the view from the top of the hill. You really can see three magnificent bays from up there.

The closest and smallest one is Kata Noi Beach. A bit further is the beautiful  Kata Beach with its island ‘Koh Poo’ which means Crab Island, and in the far, the very long Karon Beach.

Karon Viewpoint

With such a strategic location on the side of the road leading to the famous Promthep Cape, everyone stops at the Karon Viewpoint for a selfie on their way to Nai Harn. Some visitors rest a bit longer in the shade of the Gazebo to enjoy some drinks or snacks bought at the tiny shops located a few steps down below. Some have a chat with the now well-known reggae guy always hanging there selling some necklaces and accessories.

Karon Viewpoint in Phuket

Why is it called Karon Viewpoint?

The name of ‘Karon Viewpoint’ is a little confusing: the first time I visited it, the name was ‘Kata Viewpoint’, but one day, someone decided to rename it ‘Karon Viewpoint’! If you know a bit of Phuket geography, you’ll realise how odd this is as it’s far from Karon Beach, but just past Kata Beach. Probably has to do with the Karon district or someone had too much time on his hands. Anyway, it is a little confusing and travellers sometimes are trying to find it around Karon!

Anyway, Thai and residents continue to call it Kata Viewpoint and most never noticed the name change or the massive sign on the building anyway.

Karon Viewpoint Phuket

Karon Viewpoint has a vast and accessible parking area, so if you can’t resist a viewpoint, don’t hesitate to stop on your way to the Windmill Viewpoint and Promthep Cape.

Photos of Karon Viewpoint

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Karon View Point Street View

Karon Viewpoint Info

Location: Past Kata Beach
Address: 4233, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100
Open: 24 hours
Price: Free

How to get to the Karon Viewpoint?

Karon Viewpoint is easy to find by the coastal roadside, between Kata and Nai Harn Beach. You can easily go there by local bus or smart bus, tuk-tuk, taxi or self-driving:

From Patong Beach to the Karon Viewpoint: 13 km
From Kata Beach to the Karon Viewpoint: 3 km
From Bangtao Beach to Karon Viewpoint: 32 km
From Phuket Town to Karon Viewpoint: 17 km
From Phuket Airport to
Karon Viewpoint: 49 km

To get the directions to the beach, open this Google map and click on ‘directions’ or click on save to use it once in Phuket ▷ https://goo.gl/maps/gYLeg1hSAfFXBKfW9

Karon Viewpoint Map

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