Promthep in PhuketThere are many stunning views and lookout points all across Phuket Island. However, one stands out from the rest, sitting on the southernmost point of Phuket, in a small village named Promthep.
Indeed Promthep Cape is one of the most popular and visited spots in all of Phuket Island. Hence, every evening attracting hundreds of visitors who want to catch in on this magnificent sunset over the Andaman Sea. This little cape is also well known for its panoramic views of the neighboring Phi Phi and Koh Racha islands.
Promthep Cape is also known as Laem Phra Chao (God’s Cape). While most people come for the beautiful sunset photo opportunities, there are also plenty more reasons for you to visit.
The Golden Jubilee Lighthouse is one of the unique features you will find at the cape. It is ripe with maritime artifacts and great perspectives of the east and southeast of Phuket’s enthralling landscape. You will also get majestic views of the nearby Koh Miaow and its Buddhist monastery from the observation balcony.
Also outstanding is the elephant shrine, encircled by carved elephants of all shapes, and sizes, that you will find there. These artifacts are often brought by Thai visitors to honor Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. You are also welcome to light incense and make your offerings. Please, do remember to remove your shoes before entering the shrine!
For those who want to end their day sipping a cold drink, enjoying the cool breeze, and maybe enjoy freshly prepared seafood, the Promthep Cape Restaurant, towering above the rocky headlands of the cape, awaits you. It is rated as one of the top dining outlets, with a view, in Phuket!