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Promthep Cape, Phuket: 33 reviews and 74 photos

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      Sunset on a clear day
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      Lighthouse and monument
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      Man Island in front of Nai Harn Bay
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Prom Thep Cape is the southern-most point of Phuket Island and is (best in the dry season) the place to view the sunset. It is a stunning location overlooking Kho Man (Island) and several of Phuket's capes including Rawai, Yanui and Nai Harn Yacht Club.

There are some market stalls in the carpark which I thought would be expensive due to the high number of tourists visiting, but I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised to find that the prices of everything were the cheapest I have seen anywhere in Phuket. In fact, they're so cheap that we didn't even bother bargaining. We bought silk and cotton mens shirts, I got a cotton wrap shirt and sarong. We bought hats and t-shirts too.

There is also a restaurant located at Promthep Cape, but I have not dined there.

The name of the lighthouse here is Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse. Inside you will find a mini-lighthouse museum. Not terribly interesting and the views are not much better than from the landing. Your visit however, along with your voluntary donation helps to keep things going.

You can also see the monument to the Prince of Jumborn who, in 1880 was in the navy. He was the 28th son of Rama 5th. At the age of 13 he became a naval cadet in England. He returned 6 years later and built the first military base in Phuket.

At the landing where you reach the lighthouse, you will also find a Buddhist Shrine complete with hundreds, if not thousands of elephants where people gather to pay homage to the elephant. You can purchase joss sticks and flowers there if you wish to participate, but remember to remove your shoes before entering. I saw a mother teaching her young daughter to wei to the elephants.

A stunning location. Visit somewhere nearby such as the Rawai fishing village in the afternoon and try to arrive here for sunset (about 6.10pm is a good time to get there, if you want to do some shopping before, arrive a little earlier). A great location to share a glass of champagne with a loved one!

Address: Wiset Road
Directions: The southern-most point of Phuket.
Phone: 0955616057
Website: http://www.phuket.com/island/promthep-cape.htm

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  • Updated Jan 27, 2006
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