7 Great Viewpoints Around Phuket Island
7 Great Viewpoints Around Phuket Island
Phuket’s viewpoints are breathtaking, to say the least. All of what Phuket has to offer are displayed in sweeping vistas and beautiful white sandy beaches. The viewpoints are many but they provide plenty of diversity for the tourist or sightseer. It is quite impossible to pick the best one, but below are seven incredible options in Phuket that you have to see to get a complete and immersive experience. Let’s take a look!
1 – Radar Hill Viewpoint
The highest viewpoint in Phuket commands a great view of the area and ensures an awesome picture for you to take home. Radar Hill may take a while to get to, but the rewards are many and the experience gives you a story to tell your friends and family. Radar Hill Viewpoint stands over Patong and in the view you can see the clear sky as well as the wide lands and seas. The journey to Radar Hill is an adventure in itself. As you pass through the Chao Fa West Road, you will have a chance to meet one of the oldest men in the world, the monk Luang Pu Supah. Coasting through up to the top also gives you a view of Chalong Bay and the lovely Bang Wad reservoir.
2 – Kata Viewpoint
The new Kata Viewpoint is now named Karon Viewpoint but it still offers viewers and tourists the same scenic landscape. This busy viewpoint is a crossroad to many other tourist viewpoints and destinations such as Kata Noi and Nai Harn, as well as Kata Yai and its beaches. It has been branded as the “Three Beaches Hill” or the Khao Saam Haad in local dialect. This unique viewpoint offers something that other views do not have — a grand and sweeping eight-kilometer image of the three west coast shores.
3 – Khao Rang Hill
This viewpoint gives sightseers a stunning combination of a nature and suburban view in a perfect blend of harmony. The grand view consists of a peek of the nearby town, the southern part of the island, neighboring islands and places of Phuket and the numerous hills that dot the landscape, and at the end of the island’s spine is the Big Buddha. Sit back and relax at the number of restaurants that dot the location, offering their own impressive views. You may also choose to have a down-to-earth picnic in the grass along with the bronze statue of Ratsada Korsimbi Na Ranong watching over you.
4 – Monkey Hill
Visit the quirky Monkey Hill and you will know the reason why it was named as such. An army of macaques will enliven your journey and bring you a fun experience in Phuket. Monkey Hill is also given the title of the highest hill in Phuket and is a great location for jogging and other recreational activities. Don’t forget to see Pae Hog, a local resident who performs shows daily with his little furry friends. A total of 400 macaques live on the hill and they are a friendly bunch. After the entertaining play, make sure to check out the delightfully colorful shrine at the bottom of the hill dedicated to three spirits named Toe Sae Dam, Toe Sae Dang, and Toe Sae Kaow.
5 – Panwa Viewpoint
This particular viewpoint is also named as Khao Khad Views Tower. It offers a full 360 degree view over the eastern and southern part of Phuket. This place is not as crowded as Big Buddha, Cape Promthep and gives a personal and private experience for tourists. The two-level tower is helpful because the photo key maps provide information in both English and Thai, telling you what particular vista you are looking at. Sirey Islands can be seen on two of the key maps and climbing the tower is a reward in itself.
6 – Windmill Viewpoint
If you are on the Promthep Cape, why not hit two birds with one stone and visit the amazing Windmill Viewpoint as well? It is named as such because it houses some white, tall and slim windmills that face the sea and look like propellers from afar. The “Promthep Alternative Energy Station” offers a view of sea traffic coming to and fro from Singapore. It is also a great hangout spot for those who love hang gliding and model airplane enthusiasts because the viewpoint has spectacular thermals. Windmill Viewpoint allows you to gaze in wonder at Promthep in the south, Ya Nui beach, Nai Harn beach and a tropical green island that is oblong-shaped named Koh Man.
7 – Point Yamu
One of the newest luxury hotels built on the east coast of Phuket, Point Yamu offers sweeping views of Phang Nga Bay and the surrounding Phuket foothills. The sunset here fades through the horizon on top of a mountain which makes it unique compared to seeing the sunset on the west. There is a great Italian restaurant and a huge swimming pool at the hotel, which adds some flare to luxurious experience.
The Bottom Line
If you are staying at one of our finest luxury villas for rent in Phuket, you may not need this reference to find the best viewpoint in the island, as all of our villas have stunning views and mostly built atop a hill or cliff side facing the ocean or surrounding nature. Pay a visit today!
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