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Key Info

Mueang Phuket, Mueang Phuket District

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Sightseeing, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.6

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  • 5.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Where Nai Harn Beach is Phuket's southernmost beach, Promthep Cape (or Laem Promthep) is the island's southernmost point, and likewise, it offers an amazing view of the Andaman Sea. Visitors can also take a short hike from the cape (less than a mile) to a scenic lighthouse.

Sunset is the best time to view the beauty of Promthep Cape, according to recent visitors, but they also say that this is no longer a secret spot: Travelers will usually have to share their vantage point with a host of others, but even so, a trip to Promthep Cape comes highly recommended. 

Many experience Promthep Cape through a tour bus operator, but if you're driving yourself, make sure to reach the cape in plenty of time since parking spots go quickly. Several operators, including Viator and PPKK Tour Service, earn high marks from recent travelers. You can also reach it via tuk-tuk or taxi. You'll find this viewpoint near Nai Harn Beach, on the southern coast of Phuket. It is free to visit and accessible 24/7.

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