12 Best Viewpoints in Phuket

Where to Take Great Landscape Photos in Phuket

Phuket has views that would make any landscape painter rush out and buy an easel and brushes. And the great thing is that you don't have to trek halfway across the country to appreciate them.

Whether it's a sunset-watching spot, a 360-degree panorama of the south of the island, a vista from the top of Phuket Town or a glimpse of swathes of tropical lushness, it's all within your grasp in minutes. All you need is wheels. Here are some of the best places to enjoy fantastic views of Phuket.

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Black Rock Viewpoint

Black Rock Viewpoint, known as Pa Hin Dam in Thai, is challenging to get to, but certainly worth the effort. Totally unknown before 2016, it's located high up in the rainforest above Ao Sane, and it offers a stunning view to the south of Phuket, including Nai Harn Beach, Promthep Cape and Koh Man.

Black Rock

  • Location: Soi Laem Mum Nok, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Karon Viewpoint

Karon Viewpoint is one of the most visited viewpoints in Phuket. Sometimes called Kata Viewpoint (because it's a lot closer to Kata than it is to Karon), it's possible to take in views of Kata Noi, Kata Yai and Karon beaches from here. Located between Nai Harn and Kata Noi beaches, the viewpoint is busy most Read More...

  • Location: 4233 Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Khao Rang Hill

Khao Rang (Rang Hill) is one of Phuket’s most famous viewpoints. Located to the northwest of the city centre, its summit offers views out over the town and towards the south of the island, neighbouring islands and along the hills forming the ‘spine’ of the island, upon which sits the impressive Big Buddha. Read More...

  • Location: Khao Rang, Talat Yai, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
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Laem Singh Viewpoint

Laem Singh Viewpoint is a popular stop on the coast road between Kamala Beach and Surin Beach. Offering a pleasant place to rest awhile, with seating and a roof providing shelter from the sun, you can enjoy great views to the south across the namesake beach below and it's also a popular place for watching Phuket’s Read More...

  • Location: 4025 Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
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Monkey Hill

Toh Sae Hill in Phuket Town is some times referred to as Monkey Hill. The reason why becomes fairly obvious after a few hundred metres when you come across a troupe of macaques munching away on fruit brought to them by locals.
Khao Toh Sae is the highest hill in Phuket Town. It's home to a Read More...

  • Location: Ratsada, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
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Panwa Viewpoint

Panwa Viewpoint (also known as Khao Khad Views Tower) has full 360-degree views out over southern and eastern Phuket. Located on the way out to Cape Panwa, it’s not a busy spot like Promthep Cape or Big Buddha but is every bit as spectacular. There's ample parking here as well as cafés and shops. The stairs are a bit of Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 6am to 7pm
  • Location: Wichit, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
  • How to get there: Head towards Cape Panwa along Sakdidet Road. After about three kilometres there is signage on the right-hand side of the road for Khao Khad Views Tower
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Phuket Big Buddha

Phuket's Big Buddha is one of the island's most important and revered landmarks. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and, at 45 metres in height, it's easily seen from far away.

The lofty site offers the best 360-degree views of the island (think sweeping vistas of Phuket Town, Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 6am to 7pm
  • Location: Soi Yot Sane 1, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)81 891 3827
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Promthep Cape

Promthep Cape is the island's most photographed and perhaps best-known location. Every evening, large tour buses, scooters and private cars sweep through Rawai Beach and up the island's southernmost hill to watch the sunset. On the top of the hill stands a busy car park where vehicles disgorge crowds of people from every corner of the Read More...

  • Location: Laem Promthep, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Patong Mountain Bar

If you head towards Soi Nanai in Patong then turn up Hassip Pee Road by Montes Restaurant, you'll come across some virgin countryside and obtain good views over the town. Okay, so they have built quite a few condominiums there on the best viewing spots but there's still a lot to see. Stop off at Krua Chom View Restaurant if you're hungry for food and a good view. If you carry on for 2 km, the road forks left into a track that goes even higher.

  • Location: Hasippi Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
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Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint has very quickly gone from being practically unheard of to one of the most popular panoramas in Phang Nga. Located on a hilltop just a 30-minute drive from Phuket, it provides stunning views over the limestone islets of Phang Nga Bay and, being far enough away from civilisation to avoid light pollution, the Read More...

  • Location: Khlong Khian, Takua Thung, Phang-nga 82130, Thailand
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Wassa Homemade Bar

Wassa Homemade Bar is the ultimate sundowner spot in Patong Beach. Located off Hasip Pee Road (the street parallel to and above Nanai Road), this open-air platform offers one of the most outstanding views of the whole bay of Patong on Phuket’s west coast.

A drink at Wassa Bar has a taste of reward as the Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 4pm to 12am
  • Location: Hasippi Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)91 882 9322
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Windmill Viewpoint

Windmill Viewpoint is located between Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches in south Phuket. It has several tall, slim white windmills facing out to sea, giving it its name. This hilltop viewpoint features west-coast vistas similar to Promthep Cape's, but is quieter. There’s not much to this relatively small viewpoint except a covered sala with a sitting space Read More...

  • Location: Wisit Road, Rawai, Muang, 83100, Thailand
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