Promthep Cape is a rocky headland that sticks out into the Andaman Sea. The Cape is Phuket’s very edge and known to be one of the island’s most photographed and iconic spots. Every afternoon, large tour buses come here, bringing flocks of tourists who want to get a glimpse of Thailand’s beautiful sunset views. Watching the sun unite with the sea is a breathtaking phenomenon. Watching it here, at the very tip of Phuket, makes it more romantic and awe-inspiring.
Even on cloudy days, Promthep Cape boasts a sweeping panoramic view of the ocean, so you’ll see photographers—both professionals and novices—camping here to take pictures. Artists also come here to sketch and paint, entrenched by the scenery and unbothered by the clamor of the tourists around them.
If you’re traveling to Phuket, you should not miss out on the opportunity to experience the magnificent views Promthep Cape has to offer. Here’s a quick guide on how to enjoy your experience in this beautiful location:
Head up to the lighthouse
If you start at the carpark, there’s a set of stairs leading up to the viewpoint. Here, you’ll find a lighthouse that displays interesting maritime artifacts of the region. The lighthouse is known to the locals as the Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse and is a historical part of the area. History has it that the lighthouse used to guide Malay mariners sailing to Phuket. This mini nautical museum is air-conditioned, so it’s a great place to take a cool break after a long, hot day. Sitting 200 feet above sea level, the Promthep Cape lighthouse also offers the perfect vantage point to view Koh Phi Phi and other neighboring islands.
Visit the Promthep Cape shrine
Near the lighthouse, you’ll see a Buddhist shrine with an altar surrounded by brass elephant statues. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see groups of monks praying. While meant to be a sacred place, the shrine is open to all and is, therefore, a popular place for tourists to take selfies.
Trek down the very edge
If you want to really soak in the sprawling scenes of Promthep Cape, consider trekking downwards to make your way to the very edge. It’s not an easy walk, but the stunning panoramic view will be worth it. You can almost picture the far-flung shores of Sri Lanka and India, and imagine what’s it like to live in the past when traders and seafarers used to pass here to trade.
Shop and Dine at the Souvenir Store and Restaurant
By the carpark, there’s a small souvenir shop where you can buy Thai handicrafts, sarongs, shawls, and batik fabrics. Before ending your trip, be sure to stop by at the restaurant. It offers a wide range of dishes, but we suggest ordering their seafood. The best way to enjoy your favorite Thai meal is to dine al fresco while soaking up the views of Nai Harn Beach. Feel the cool breeze and fresh air as you wind down and recount the highlight of your vacation with your loved ones.
In Promthep Cape, at the tip of Phuket, you’ll experience a completely different world. It’s one that is more peaceful and less harried—indeed, the best way to cap off your Phuket adventure.
After enjoying the terrific view and delicious food, you’ll need a place to rest your head. Why not book a room at Diamond Cliff Spa & Resort? We’re a beautiful beach resort in Patong—let us make your holiday incredible!