What is Phuket Windmill Viewpoint?
The windmill viewpoint, also occasionally called wind turbine, is a panoramic hill in the very south of Phuket Island. From up there, you can enjoy a birdview of the very popular Ya Nui Beach on one side, and the bay of Nai Harn on the other. This spot is now one of the most photographers panoramas in Phuket, frequently used as a romantic background by local photographers to take pre-wedding pictures. The Windmill Viewpoint is easy to access by bike or by motorbike as it is near the main road, all it takes is a bit of blue sky and a few white clouds.
This hill located passed Nai Harn Beach is well-known from the enormous white windmill visible from a distance, if you are on Nai Harn Beach you cannot miss it, it has been there as long as I can remember (and I can remember it was there in 1994). The trick is to find where the path leading to it is. You can see the windmill on the photo below.
Up there, you’ll find nothing more than a bit of parking and a sala to get some shade (a sala is a roof or pavilion with no walls) and a drink and ice cream stall, but you will have a unique view on the small Ya Nui Beach below and a small island called ‘Koh Man”.
How to Get to the Windmill Viewpoint?
Coming from Kata Beach, drive south passed the famous ‘Karon Viewpoint‘ and keep going towards Nai Harn Beach. Continue after Nai Harn and proceed in the direction of Promthep Cape but you won’t have to go that far. Soon after Nai Harn, you will be then driving up a small hill just past the lake until you reach a sharp left curve. Right there you will see a narrow dirt road, it’s just a few meters long, and there you are!
Since you are here for a good shot, why not get another one! Leave the bike there and walk back to the main road you came from about a hundred metres. If the trees didn’t overgrow, you’ll get a beautiful shot of Nai Harn Beach with an unusual angle. Most people drive too fast even to notice it.
Photos of the Windmill Viewpoint
Windmill Viewpoint Street View
Where is the Windmill Viewpoint?
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