Promthep Cape, also known as Laem Promthep, is a fascinating spot at the southernmost tip of Phuket. With amazing sunset and sunrise views, it’s a short 30 minutes away from the main Phuket city and makes for a great and worthwhile addition to any holiday, famous amongst both locals and tourists for its convenience and beauty.
Also known as “God’s Cape”, the cliffside area earns its moniker, as the sights of the rocky area that overlooks the Andaman Sea indeed seem to be crafted by the divine, with panoramic sights allowing you to witness the other glories of Thailand, such as the Phi Phi islands. Rarely experiencing or affected by inclement weather like fog or mist, the sunsets are unbeatable here.
While the sunsets are indeed beautiful, it’s hardly the only thing to witness at Promthep Cape. You can also visit the Cape Temple, a stunning and exotic devotion to the Buddhist faith. Here, the shrine lies as a testament to Buddhism, with beauty and tranquillity surrounding the area. The altar, frequently visited by locals, is adorned with various elephant-themed designs, statues, and carvings.
Other than the temple, one can also choose to visit the Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse, a 60-metre tall structure that has a relatively smaller tourist crowd – perhaps serving as an alternate spot for sightseeing and quality time to be spent with your loved ones if necessary. It’ll be challenging to find any other accommodations near Karon Beach Phuket hotels that can surpass this location. Moreover, you have the option to explore a fully air-conditioned nautical museum during your visit, should you decide to do so.
Luckily, for those more water-inclined, the cape is near quite a few of Phuket’s beaches. Such choices as Som’s Beach and Ya-Nui Beach are yours to frolic in and enjoy, satisfying those looking for some sand and sun to top off their beach vacations. Make to stop off from your lodgings at places like the Jono X Phuket Karon so you can enjoy the sceneries and sights for yourself!