Watching Sunset at Promthep Cape, Phuket

I’m currently renting a place in Phuket for a month so I can get some work done, get fit, enjoy time to myself, and also visit the dentist. I decided to base myself in the south of the island since it is less touristy than areas like Patong and Karon, and so far I’m loving it. This is a really nice area and I love taking walks to Naiharn Beach.

Sunset at Promthep Cape Phuket

As part of my latest efforts to keep fit while traveling, I decided to walk up to Promthep Cape, a popular sunset spot down in the most southwesterly point of the island. I have seen many sunsets around the world and each one is different, so I was keen to see what this particular lookout would be like.

Promthep Cape is a rocky headland that offers great views of the ocean and the neighbouring Naiharn Beach. There is a huge parking area which come sunset time us full with tour buses, cars, tuk tuks and scooters. Up here you’ll also find a bunch of souvenir shops and a restaurant where you can get a bite to eat.

As with most well-known sunset spots throughout the world, Promthep Cape was very very crowded with tourists. Everywhere I looked people  were taking photos of the sunset with their iPads, smart phones and DSLR cameras. When it is this busy it is quite difficult to get a photo of yourself without anyone else in the picture!

Nevertheless it was a magical sunset and an incredible view. As soon as we saw the last little glimpse of the sun disappear below the horizon, everybody started clapping. Then there was a mass exit. I imagine Promthep Cape is pretty quiet outside of sunset hours!

I took a couple of Vine videos and a few photos to give you an idea of what the Promthep Cape sunset is like:

Promthep Cape Sunset Phuket

Pommie Travels at Promthep Cape Phuket

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3 Responses to Watching Sunset at Promthep Cape, Phuket

  1. Rika | Cubicle Throwdown May 18, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Oh, I’ve been on a tiny island for too long. That looks like sooooooo many people in your videos!

    • Victoria May 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

      Rika where are you? Haha yeah Phuket is quite busy, even in rainy season!

  2. Willy October 12, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    True there is always a crowd of tourists up there… with all kinds of cameras. Every time I go there I see everyone texting until the sun sets and then it’s frenzy :D
    But still it is a beautiful pace to be :) Did you walk all the way to the end of the rocky head? That’s a good fitness challenge!

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