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Best sunset spots in Phuket – Sunset captures

Thailand's best sunset spots afford subtly different experiences to the discerning wanderer. Here is a list of some of the most spectacular sunset spots in Phuket.


Promthep Cape in Phuket

One of the most photographed locations in Phuket, Promthep Cape is a popular sunset spot. Visitors seem to flock to this particular spot in all sorts of vehicles from their Phuket luxury villas. Thailand being a touristic hot spot, Promthep Cape sees a large crowd that visits this area to capture the sunset and treasure its beauty. Promthep Cape is also a place of historical significance with a lighthouse where you can find maritime artefacts. The view from Promthep Cape is fabulous even when the sun is shining brightly in the sky with no notion of setting for a while. If you visit the lighthouse, don't forget to witness the view from the balcony, which includes the unique shape of Phi Phi islands. To watch the sunset, you need to go to Rawai beach and ascend the southernmost hill in the island.


Big Buddha

Big Buddha is Phuket is a revered landmark for its religious significance. Some visitors visit this area however to catch a glimpse of the spanning view and the sunset. The viewpoint offers a 360-degree view of the whole island. As the summit of the hill is rather narrow and the Big Buddha statue takes up a lot of space, it is hard to capture the view from their in your camera. However, you will be rewarded with bird's eye view of the three bays below. Once you go a little to the west and climb another somewhat short staircase, you will come across the view of Kata Bay as well as Kata Noi Bay. The road leading up to the location is in a good condition and the signs that point towards it are hard to miss.


Windmill viewpoint – Ya Nui Beach

Tucked away like a beautiful object past the Nai Harn beach, Windmill viewpoint is famous for the enormous white windmill, which is visible even from a distance. Against this storybook-like, a backdrop spans the blue sky, which takes on many hues as the sunsets against a dusky backdrop. To get to this viewpoint, drive southwards past Karon viewpoint' (if you are coming from Kata) and go towards Nai Harn beach. Just as you pass the beach, there is a small hill, which is located just after a lake. Keep going uphill until you reach a left curve on the road and the dirt road that leads to the viewpoint will be right in front of you.


Karon Viewpoint

Formerly known as Kata viewpoint, Karon viewpoint is one of the most visited sunset spots in Phuket. For those staying at a Kata resort such as Kata Rocks, this particular viewpoint affords an appealing and a romantic excursion. While it is possible to capture the view of Andaman Sea from this viewpoint, the view from the north is rather compelling with a panoramic and an expansive glimpse of the three west coast beaches. Karon viewpoint is approximately a 10-minute drive away from the Kata beach and there is plenty of parking space as well as an enormous gazebo, which provides shade. You can buy snacks and beverages from snack stands in the area.


Radar Hill Viewpoint

Radar Hill Viewpoint in Phuket is rather hard to reach but the view from up there is going to be worth your while. This viewpoint is located at a military base but you can still access part of the location well before the military zone. To get to Radar Hill Viewpoint, go towards Chalong from Central Festival Phuket and look for a narrow street before you reach Wat Chalong.