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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Phuket - 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 southern hill in order to watch the sunset at its peak. On the top of the hill stands a busy car park where vehicles disgorge crowds of people from every corner of the world. Cameras flash, fingers point and lovers cuddle as Phuket's most fabulous free show is re-enacted nightly – the sunset. 

That's all? No. 

Promthep also has a lighthouse that houses interesting historical maritime artifacts and commands spectacular views over the east and southeast of the island and its environs. The lighthouse/museum is air conditioned inside and if you go up to the outdoors viewing balcony you can see the distinctive shapes of the Phi Phi Islands, Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi on a clear day and of course a whole raft of nearer islands such as nearby Koh Kiaow with its Buddhist monastery. The view from the cape is like a huge eternity pool from which you can mentally project the far-flung shores of Sri Lanka and the Indian Subcontinent. Some people make the rather demanding trek down to the end of the cape’s promontory but most stay up in the viewing part for sunset. By the car park there is a handicrafts shop and a series of stalls that sell shells, batik, snacks, sarongs, shawls, toys and beachwear.


Thailand flag.

The path to see the sunset.

Beautiful! I was so amazed by this great view.

Dusk.

Thank you to my tourist guide for taking me there. It's breathtaking and amazing. I didn't speak much except keep taking photos more and more. I just love the sunset so much!



10 comments:

  1. Oooo...so captivating, the sunset! Takes my breath away. Why at Penang not so nice leh hor?

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    1. Nice too, i will show you soon :P

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  2. photo 7 so brilliant color.

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  3. Wow! Such a beautiful sunset! Love it! : )

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  4. Nice shots. Mesti rasa tak nak balik kan. ;p

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    1. Haha terlupa tourist guide tengah tunggu masa tu!

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