14 Phuket Viewpoints (Updated)

14 Phuket Viewpoints (Updated)

14 Phuket Viewpoints (updated)

The many Phuket viewpoints offer fun photo opportunities as it seems to be the human nature to climb on top of every hill around the island. Here is a list of 14 beautiful places to take amazing photos from, enjoy a drink with a sunset, or even have a romantic dinner. Most are easy to reach but 2 of them are a lot more challenging to access.

1. Karon Beach Viewpoint

Phuket Viewpoints - Karon Viewpoint

Once known as ‘Kata Viewpoint’, here is one of the most famous birdview shot of Phuket. You really can see three magnificent bays from up there. The closest and smallest one is Kata Noi Beach, then a bit further is the beautiful bay of Kata with its island ‘Koh Poo’ which means Crab Island, and in the far, the very long Karon Beach. Read more


2. Phuket Big Buddha

big-buddha-phuket

Big Buddha is visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket, but it is not my favourite attraction. It feels a lot more like a tourist attraction than a spiritual place. Now, the view from up there is breathtaking. Once there you’ll find out that a wide angle lens would have been a good idea, the top of the hill is not that wide and the Buddha is really massive, so it is not easy to capture it in its entirety. Read more


3. Windmill Viewpoint – Ya Nui Beach

Windmill Viewpoint on Ya Nui Beach

Ya Nui Viewpoint is a very good view point to bring back a nice tropical photo of Phuket. This place is pretty well known because of the huge white windmill visible from the distance. From Nai Harn Beach and Ya Nui Beach you cannot miss it, the trick is to find where the path leading to it is. Read more


4. Promthep Cape Viewpoint

promthep-cape

Who can resist a good old sunset photo? Certainly not the horde of photo-shooters lining up each evening at Promthep Cape, the southernmost point of Phuket island. This landmark has always been the meeting point for hundreds of tourists, mostly Thai, to get a fun sunset shot. Huge colorful buses park in the back and release their load of tourists hungry for a picture and the place starts buzzing with cameras flashing all directions. Read more


5. Kata Noi Viewpoint

After Beach Bar

A great place, easy to find on the way from Kata Beach to Nai Harn Beach, for an easy lunch or dinner. Several bars and restaurants built on the hillside above the beautiful Kata Noi Beach are a great opportunity for a sunset photo. Read more


6. Wassa Homemade Bar

Wassa Homemade Bar

Wassa Homemade Bar located high on the hills in the back of Patong is a modest little bar worth talking about. You can go there anytime of the day but sunset time and beyond is definitely the best… This little hut all made of wood and surrounded by dense greenery has one of the most stunning views on Patong Bay. Read more


7. Heaven Rooftop Restaurant

Heaven Rooftop Restaurant is a little know viewpoint terrace located just below the very famous Karon Viewpoint. Heaven bar is set in the trendy style usually found on beach club and is a great place to end the day with a sunset. Most important, it offers some pretty amazing views over the 3 bays of Kata Noi Beach, Kata Beach and Karon Beach further in the back. The food is a mix of Thai, Italian and Russian as most guests were actually Russian. The place plays some lounge or house background music, not too loud, that fits the atmosphere really well. Read more

8. Karon Beach Viewpoint

Not obvious to find if you are not aware of its location is a little restaurant bar on the way down between Patong and Karon, just past Centara Karon Villas. The birdview from the terrace covers the entire Karon Bay.


9. Laem Singh Viewpoint

Laem Singh Beach View Point

Laem Singh Viewpoint is a relatively new platform built with a large roof above a nice sitting area and a decent sized parking. The view over the popular Laem Singh beach is really beautiful. A beautiful photo to take home! (Read about Laem Singh Beach)


10. Radar Hill Viewpoint

phuket-radar-hill

Phuket has quite a few viewpoints but some less visible than others are actually much nicer. The panorama from the ‘Radar Hill’ is simply breathtaking but lately the vegetation has grown so much it might not be worth the complicated trip. Once you are up there, you will barely see anyone but locals and you’ll wonder why. Read more...


11. Khao Rang Hill Phuket

Take a short break in your exploration day to get a glimpse of what Phuket Town looks like from the top of Khao Rang Hill. All year round, people climb up there to admire bird views of the southern part of the island: Chalong, Panwa and even the Big Buddha sitting on top of its hill. But Khao Rang also feature a nice restaurant called Tunk Ka Cafe. Read more


12. Black Rock Viewpoint

Black Rock Viewpoint

The Black Rock viewpoint has been known for a while but it’s one of the most difficult viewpoint to reach if you are not familiar with the area. It also requires a motorbike to get there, and you will need to be in a decent physical condition fit as it involved some steep walking. Read more

13. Panwa Viewpoint

Panwa Viewpoint

Solitary standing on top of one of the highest and most remote hill of Phuket, Panwa View Point, also known as ‘Khao Kad View Towers’ is a bit of a mystery. With a parking designed to accommodate a large amount of buses and cars, numerous shops and a massive staircase leading to a large tower, you would expect to find a crowd up there… but when you arrive, the solitude of the place is striking. Read more


14. Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

Samet Nangshe is an absolutely superb viewpoint located in Phang Nga Bay (that’s why we placed it as #13). It’s a little far outside Phuket island but if you have a car it is definitely worth the drive. From up there you can admire the fantastic limestone formations of Phang Nga Bay but it requires a good amount of effort. Not only you need to drive 25 kilometers past the Sarasin bridge that connects Phuket to the mainland, but also a serious 15 to 20 minutes climb. Read more


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14 Phuket Viewpoints (Updated)
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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 23 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run 2 blogs: Phuket101.net and BangkokUndercover.com, I also manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including Phuket.com, Bangkok.com and Bali-Indonesia.com

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