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Phromthep / Promthep Cape, Sunset View Point  Phuket

At the southwest corner of Phuket is Phromthep Cape ( Laem Phromthep ) also known as Sunset Point because of its spectacular sunset views. It is a popular place with Asian tour groups who congregate here from the late afternoon until sunset. In one direction, there is a great view across Nai Harn Beach to the Royal Phuket Yacht Club. In the other direction is the dramatic cape jutting into the sea. For the adventurous, there is a footpath down to the end of the cape but watch your footing as you go. Beyond the cape, you see Koh Kaeo and in the distance are the Koh Racha islands. There are plenty of trinket shops, food stalls, etc by the car park. You can also visit the small lighthouse on top of the hill Prom is the Thai word for the Hindu God, Brahma which signifies purity. Thep is the Thai word for God. It has formally been called, God's Cape' by the local Phuket people.

Historically, Phromthep Cape was a prominent feature for early seafarers, approaching Phuket from the sub-continents. Phromthep Cape, is the most Southern point of Phuket Island. It is  headland extending into the sea. This simply stunning location overlooks various Phuket Capes such as Kho Man, Rawai, Yanui and Nai Harn. You will also find a lighthouse situated here, complete with viewing platform. Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse offers beautiful views into the sea, the surrounding capes and the South coast of Phuket. Inside the lighthouse you will find an interesting nautical museum.

Next to the lighthouse you will find a Buddhist shrine, complete with elephant statues. A monument to the 28th Son of Rama V, The Prince of Jumborn, can also be viewed. After leaving for England to become a naval cadet - the Prince returned six years later to build the first military base in Phuket. There are market stalls in the car park area, selling souvenirs, silk shirts, cotton shirts, t-shirts, hats etc. You will also find a Restaurant located at Phromthep Cape. Phromthep Cape is Phuket's most popular viewpoint, particularly famous for it's truly spectacular sunsets.

Phromthep Cape Restaurant  Situate on the northwestern side of the hill, you can dine here  take in the sunset and views over Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches as you feast on a seafood basket or your favourite dish from the extensive menu. This large open air restaurant is one of the top places with incredible views

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