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The most well-known and photographed location on Phuket, Promthep Cape lies on the southernmost tip of Phuket, ahead of Rawai Beach. Popularly known as ‘Laem Promthep’ or ‘God’s Cape’, it is much more than just a tourist location to take photos. Promthep Cape has a sweeping view over the southeast and east of this island. It also has an air-conditioned lighthouse, which is also a museum.
This lighthouse museum affords the most spectacular views sweeping over the east and southeast of the island, from its balcony. If the day is clear you can see as far as Phi Phi Islands, Koh Racha Noi and Koh Racha Yai from the balcony of this lighthouse. Although you don’t trek down to the end of the Cape’s promontory, a stroll around the viewing platform is enough to witness a spectacular sunset or sunrise view.
It is also a great place to pose for pictures with the vast open vistas all around. There are handicraft stores and some food stalls near the car park, where you can pick up a souvenir. Though the tourist buses, crowds and noise, particularly during peak season can sometimes be a bit annoying, it is still worth a visit for its stunning views. Whether it’s to see a sunset, sunrise or mesmerising view of the stars at night, Promthep Cape is a must-visit destination.