There are some viewpoints on Phuket Island, where you could get some panoramic pictures of some parts of Phuket Island.
My friend and I have actually listed down the viewpoints that we could possible visit during our trip there, including the Panwa viewpoint in the eastern part of the island, but unfortunately we had no time to visit Panwa. So our route was from the Patong to the southern part of the island and then to the western part. In total we managed to visit four viewpoints.
The Big Buddha
When we were at the Wat Chalong temple, we could actually see that Big Buddha sitting on a high hill. It was white and made from marble. Going there was quite simple to, as we just followed the sign on the street and of course the Google Maps haha!
As it is located quite at the centre of the island, so we could get various scenery from this place, such as Kata Beach that we could see when we walked up from the souvenirs area to the stairs to the Big Buddha. The view can be seen on the left side of the stairs, when we walked up. While on the upstairs, another view has awaited us to be seen. It was the Chalong Bay with its small pier.
Some parts of the complex are still under renovation as the construction is mostly from people’s donation, including the area below the Big Buddha. Besides the Big white Buddha, there was actually also a golden Buddha statue in this location, although it is not as big as the Big Buddha.
While we were there, sometimes we heard the sounds like ‘nggg nggg ngggggg’ (I don’t know how to describe it lol) that went from soft to loud. Apparently it was a result of someone rubbing the back of the gong! Haha.
The Promthep Cape
The Promthep Cape is another famous viewpoint in Phuket Island, as it is located at the most southern part of the island, where we could see the tip of the island from here. You could walk down the slope to the tip of the island, if you want …
We could also see some of the little islands nearby. Looks like I just wanted to go there and explore lol!
I read somewhere that you could actually enjoy the sunset from this location, so if you want to enjoy it, put this in your last viewpoint during the day 😉
The windmill viewpoint
The name Windmill viewpoint is located quite near to the Promthep Cape, and you could also notice the windmill while you are at the Promthep Cape.
It is easy to go there from the Promthep, as we just followed the road, and passing a small beach, called Ya Nui beach, then the windmill viewpoint is nearby.
Apparently this place is also used by people who wants to do the paragliding, where they started from the slope of the hill, then jump! Looks fun! 🙂
Karon viewpoint is the last viewpoint that we visited that day before we drove back to Patong.
It has such a beautiful view as we could get not only one beach, but three beaches at the same time as all of them located side by side ;-). These three beaches are Kata Noi Beach, Kata Beach, and Karon Beach.
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