Discover Phuket Best Panoramic Views

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 16 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 3 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 panoramas 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

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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 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 an excellent viewpoint to bring back a nice tropical photo of Phuket. This place is well-known because of the enormous white windmill visible from a 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

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Who can resist a good old sunset photo? Indeed 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 colourful 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

Kata Noi viewpoint is a great place, easy to find on the way from Kata Beach to Nai Harn Beach, for a relaxed lunch or dinner. Several bars and restaurants built on the hillside above the beautiful Kata Noi Beach are an excellent 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. You can go there any time of the day but sunset time and beyond is the best. This small hut all made of wood and surrounded by dense greenery has a decent view of Patong Bay. Read more


7. Doi Thepnimit Viewpoint

Wat Thepnimit Patong Phuket

Doi Thepnimit Phuket is a monastic residence with a fantastic panoramic view over Patong beach. You can see its iconic white pagoda from Patong beach if you know where to look. Doi Thepnimit is a small temple but so beautifully decorated, and with such a view, it’s worth stopping by on your way in or out Patong beach. The Chedi (a Buddhist stupa) is ornate with colourful seven-heads Naga (a mythical serpent-like creature) and many other mythological characters. Read more


8. Heaven Rooftop Restaurant

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 three 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 Russian. The place plays some lounge or house background music, not too loud that fits the atmosphere well. Read more


9. 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 bird view from the terrace covers the entire Karon Bay.


10. 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 decent sized parking. The view over the famous Laem Singh beach is stunning. A beautiful photo to take home! (Read about Laem Singh Beach)


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 features a nice restaurant called Tunk Ka Cafe. Read more


12. Black Rock Viewpoint

Black Rock Viewpoint

The Black Rock viewpoint is known for a while, but it’s one of the most challenging positions 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 parking designed to accommodate a large number 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. Phi Phi Viewpoint

Phi Phi Viewpoint

Phi Phi viewpoint is probably the second thing you will visit during your stay on Phi Phi island, the first thing being the famous (and crowded) Maya Bay which is only accessible by boat. You can easily reach Phi Phi viewpoint by foot, and this is where visitors take the iconic ‘2 bays view’ photo of Phi Phi. On the left is Tonsai Bay, Loh Dalum beach is on the right, and those majestic limestone cliffs serve as background. Read more


15. Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

Samet Nangshe is a 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 right amount of effort. Not only you need to drive 25 kilometres past the Sarasin bridge that connects Phuket to the mainland, but also a 15 to 20 minutes climb. Read more


16. Radar Hill Viewpoint

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Phuket has quite a few viewpoints, but some less visible than others are much more beautiful.

NOTE: The panorama from the ‘Radar Hill’ is breathtaking, but lately, the vegetation has grown so much it might not be worth the complicated trip. Read more


Map of Phuket Viewpoints

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