Sunset At Cape Phromthep

Cape Phromthep is Phuket’s southernmost point, a rocky headland surrounded past times steep cliffs amongst views of the sea in addition to all the islands to the S in addition to E of Phuket. The coastal scenery is quite beautiful, in addition to the expanse some Phromthep heading towards Rawai Beach to the E or Naiharn Beach to the due north is silent serenity in addition to undeveloped, making a prissy modify from the principal beaches of Phuket. This petty corner of Phuket has ever been a favourite of ours. Nothing else to do? Let’s accept a crusade downwardly to Rawai in addition to Phromthep…

Yes, we’ve stopped at Laem Phromthep countless times. Anytime nosotros get got visitors, this expanse is on the to-do list. But somehow, despite the fact that Phromthep Cape is known every bit THE Phuket sunset viewpoint, I get got hardly ever been at that topographic point for sunset. You tin crusade along Rawai beach route past times the petty seafood restaurants in addition to plough left onto the winding hilly route upwards to the cape. Now, every bit I say, Phromthep is THE identify to spotter the sunset, all the guidebooks in addition to websites enjoin so. Personally I mean value anywhere past times the sea or amongst a thought looking W is expert for a sunset 🙂 Don’t hold out besides surprised to meet a packed machine common at Phromthep amongst a dozen buses in addition to people everywhere. On the route past times the machine common you lot honour nutrient stalls in addition to souvenir stalls…

 a rocky headland surrounded past times steep cliffs amongst views of the sea in addition to all the islands t Sunset at Cape Phromthep

 a rocky headland surrounded past times steep cliffs amongst views of the sea in addition to all the islands t Sunset at Cape Phromthep

(above) if you lot purchase 1 of these t-shirts I volition honour you lot in addition to wound you.

You walk upwards the steps past times the machine park, perchance purchase some snacks at a nutrient stall to nibble every bit the Sun sets. At the overstep of the steps inwards a higher identify the cars you lot get got a large opened upwards expanse amongst swell views, in addition to everywhere at that topographic point are people waiting for the sunset in addition to taking vacation snaps. There are oft many local folks upwards at that topographic point especially at weekends. Plenty of unusual tourists too. All waiting for that “magical” sunset.

 a rocky headland surrounded past times steep cliffs amongst views of the sea in addition to all the islands t Sunset at Cape Phromthep

And at Cape Phromthep you lot larn entertained piece you lot hold off too! Live music …

 a rocky headland surrounded past times steep cliffs amongst views of the sea in addition to all the islands t Sunset at Cape Phromthep

Sometimes the heaven is besides hazy or cloudy for a spectacular sunset, you lot get got to hold out lucky. When I took these photos inwards 2009, the Sun did eventually sink behind the hazy horizon, exactly silent it was a swell photograph opportunity! I also similar sunsets at Kata Beach, or watching the sunset in addition to enjoying the views from the Big Buddha for example, exactly Phromthep is a really scenic area, in addition to (here’s an idea!) you lot could swallow at the Phromthep Cape restaurant or caput downwardly to Rawai afterwards sunset for dinner or a gulp at Nikitas Bar past times the beach for example.

 a rocky headland surrounded past times steep cliffs amongst views of the sea in addition to all the islands t Sunset at Cape Phromthep

 a rocky headland surrounded past times steep cliffs amongst views of the sea in addition to all the islands t Sunset at Cape Phromthep

(above) Actually .. rather a prissy sunset!

There’s a modest exactly interesting shrine at Cape Phromthep amongst elephant images all around. People were maxim prayers every bit the Sun set…

 a rocky headland surrounded past times steep cliffs amongst views of the sea in addition to all the islands t Sunset at Cape Phromthep

When I took these pics at Cape Phromthep inwards 2009 at that topographic point was also a bongo playing / burn dancing combo… We gave our kids some modify to set inwards the hat. My iv twelvemonth former boy was especially impressed past times the burn dancer. Photos are non great, I had a elementary photographic goggle box camera inwards 2009 in addition to no tripod either. One of these days …. necessitate to larn 1 time to a greater extent than amongst some ameliorate photographic goggle box camera gear!

 a rocky headland surrounded past times steep cliffs amongst views of the sea in addition to all the islands t Sunset at Cape Phromthep

 a rocky headland surrounded past times steep cliffs amongst views of the sea in addition to all the islands t Sunset at Cape Phromthep

Being a rather rocky headland, at that topographic point is a lighthouse hither .. although boats get got GPS in addition to radar these days of course! The lighthouse, built inwards 1996 for the golden jubilee of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, is opened upwards to the populace – you lot tin climb upwards some steps within for a ameliorate thought (please take your shoes). Outside is a sunrise / sunset scoreboard:

 a rocky headland surrounded past times steep cliffs amongst views of the sea in addition to all the islands t Sunset at Cape Phromthep

Note the twelvemonth “52”. The former calendar is silent used for official business. In Thailand, 2552 = 2009, which was when the photograph was taken. So, here’s a thought from the lighthouse (click to enlarge), the Sun having already all exactly sunk into the hazy horizon leaving a wearisome orangish glow. Sunset over, fourth dimension to larn home!

 a rocky headland surrounded past times steep cliffs amongst views of the sea in addition to all the islands t Sunset at Cape Phromthep

Related posts on the Phuket Blog

Walking to the goal of Phromthep Cape
Restaurant at Phromthep Cape
Phuket Hills in addition to Viewpoints

(Note : this weblog postal service is originally from 2009, updated September 2013)
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