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Promthep Cape Sunset Viewpoint in south Phuket

Sunsets at Promthep Cape

Promthep Cape seems to be an irresistible spot for a good old sunset photo at the very south of Phuket island, not far from Nai Harn Beach on the way to and Rawai. This landmark has always been a daily meeting point for hundreds of tourists, mostly Thai, to line up with a camera, facing west. Colourful buses download hordes of tourists hungry for a sunset picture and the place starts buzzing with flashes. It’s also funny to see how many people still take sunset photos with a flash!

Sunset on Promthep Cape in Phuket

With its elevated location and few small islands nearby, the Promthep Cape is indeed a nice place to admire the sunset, but it is not amazing. Watching the crowd is almost more entertaining: most people are texting of playing Facebook games while waiting for the six o’clock moment.

Promthep Cape in Phuket

If you feel courageous, and not many seem to be, walk all the way down to the end of the cape. It is quite easy to go there, but without training, on the way back you might wonder why did you have to inflict this to yourself.

Around Promthep cape

What is around to see Promthep cape? Not much. The Lighthouse, which is also a mini museum, doesn’t display much to look at and even from the rooftop doesn’t offer any particular view. The shrine surrounded by hundreds of elephants statues and carvings in all sizes and colours is a lot nicer. You can’t miss it.

Elephant Shrine at Promthep Cape
Elephant Shrine at Promthep Cape

Where to Eat at Promthep Cape

Once done with your sunset photo, there are only two things left to do: a bit of touristic shopping if you like stuff made of shells or ‘I love Phuket’ tee shirts or what I recommend instead, have diner ‘Al Fresco’ at the very cool Promthep Restaurant. The evening sky displays beautiful colours over the bay while enjoying a good seafood dinner. A great way to end the day.

Promthep Cape Restaurant

Did you know?

Promthep Cape cape is also used as the icon of Phuket on car plates. If you pay attention, you will recognise its iconic tall sugar palm trees on car plates having a special lucky number. In Thailand, you can buy a particular ‘lucky’ number on a plate decorated with the most iconic landmark of your province, for a large amount of money.

Sunset on Promthep Cape

Useful Tip:

If you made it that far and you enjoy nice viewpoints, continue driving toward Nai Harn Beach and stop at the Windmill Viewpoint.

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From the tip of Promthep Cape

Phuket PromthepPromthep cape in South Phuket

Promthep Cape Information

Location: South Phuket
: Rawai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
: 24 hours
: Free
Distance from Patong
: 20 km
Distance from Kata: 10 km
Distance from Phuket Town: 18 km

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