Promthep Cape

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!

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 always impressive. Watching the crowd is almost more entertaining: most people are texting or playing Facebook games while waiting for the six o’clock moment.

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

Promthep Cape in Phuket

What to do around Promthep Cape

Apart from the cape itself and the iconic palm trees you always see on the photos, there is not much to do in the vicinity. 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 maybe be more interesting than the museum. As you walk around, you can’t miss it.

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 on the spot.

Bukito by Promthep Restaurant

Promthep Cape Restaurant

Dine ‘al fresco’ at the very cool Bukito by Promthep Restaurant (that’s their new name). The evening sky displays beautiful colours over the bay while enjoying good Thai food and seafood dinner. A great way to end the day. Read more

Rawai View Cafe

Lunch by the sea in Rawai

If you have your car or a scooter, you can drive to Rawai Beach and enjoy lots of restaurants. Rawai View Cafe is just 3 kilometres from Promthep. Read more

Did you know?

Promthep Cape cape is also the image of Phuket you will see on car plates. If you pay attention, you will recognise its iconic tall sugar palm trees on car plates having a 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 south and you like viewpoints, continue driving toward Nai Harn Beach and stop at the Windmill Viewpoint.

360 Panoramic View

More Photos

Sunset on Promthep Cape in Phuket

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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