One of Thailand’s most beautiful and famous provinces is the island of Phuket. Considered to be one of Southeast Asia’s most popular tourist destinations, Phuket is a tropical island with amazing coastal features and a unique Thai culture which has been influenced by various western cultures. Beautiful beaches, turquoise waters and diving sites, flourishing flora and fauna, cultural and recreational attractions, and thriving hospitality industry are some of Phuket’s major highlights.
The topography of the island of Phuket is such that it has several mountains and hills which offer great views of the lush green island. There are many such viewpoints in Phuket, and one of the more intriguing viewpoints is the Radar Hill Viewpoint. Named due to the government radar and weather installation on the peak of the hill, Radar Hill Viewpoint offers visitors a great opportunity to witness breathtaking scenery and views of the rest of the island, and thus is one of the most exciting attractions of Phuket.
Standing 529m tall, Radar Hill is one of the tallest peaks of the island of Phuket. The viewpoint is a viewpoint of the hill is slightly lower that the peak of the hill, but nevertheless offers one of the best views of the Phuket town and Patong beach, stretching out into the Andaman Sea. The viewpoint of Radar Hill is accessible only from the east as is one of the tougher climbs in Phuket. You will need to go through the road that is also leads to Wat Silsupahram, home to the monk Luang Pu Supah, who lived to be 118 years old and was widely considered to be the man who had lived the longest.
The winding and occasionally steep roads to the viewpoint go through thick and luscious plantations and vegetation. At the viewpoint one gets the opportunity to witness the beautiful town of Phuket, which looks like a toy city from that height. Amazing views of Phuket’s Bang Wad reservoir and the golden Patong Beach can also be witnessed from the Radar Hill Viewpoint.
Nestled amidst the beauty and charm of Phuket is the Anantara Phuket Resort Thailand, a luxury and tranquil Phuket resort. Belonging to the globally reputed Anantara group of Hotels & Resorts, this Phuket beach resort offers accommodation in 83 private and chic pool villas. The resort also offers the signature Anantara Spa, a host award winning restaurants, and leisure and wellness facilities which are sure to complement your stay at this soothing and relaxing resort.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.