Promtep Cape or Promtepsky Cape is known as an observation deck and the southernmost part of Phuket, located between the beaches of Rawai and Yanui.
However, the Promthep Cape, it is not only an observation deck, Beach is a lot more!
The beach is also interesting monuments and attractions; stunning views and a small Hiking trail leading to the nose of the Cape. Panoramic views from the observation deck, not as extensive as, for example, a species that can contemplate, while at the Big Buddha temple or from a viewing platform Karon-Kata, but what I see with Promtep, of course, deserves special attention, these types of the brightest, most colorful and one of the most beautiful in Phuket.
Visit Promthep, we, with all confidence, recommend to everyone who has chosen for his vacation island of Phuket.
Conventionally, the Beach can be called a kind of complex and is divided into two levels, the upper, where there is a large and well-kept area disposed thereon monuments and sights and the bottom actually represents stretching into the sea, Promthep Cape.
At the observation deck Parking, and on the opposite side of the road lined up in a row of shopping stalls with drinks, ice cream, snacks, fruits, Souvenirs and other small things.
The main entrance to the observation deck. Nearby, in the shade of spreading trees, a couple small cafes where you can relax and enjoy refreshing drinks.
Going into the conventional "entrance gate", we get to the observation deck. Here is the place for relaxation, a gazebo and an interesting sculpture.
From this point opens a colorful, picturesque setting. On the one hand visible Yanuy beach and the Nai Harn beach and from the sea you can watch the small Islands and the snow-white yacht, freely swaying on the waves.
If you want, to see all this beauty through these binoculars, installed on the perimeter of the site.
The territory within the path, walking on which eyes open all the same beautiful views, only slightly from other angles and corners.
Ascending the short staircase, turn to the second area - the area of Phra Prom. The area is decorated with an altar, around which there are a large number of different size and color are elephants,
the monument to the Prince of Thailand Admiral Krom Luang Chumphon (Krom Luang Chumphon Monument)
and the building looks like a lighthouse (Prompthep Cape Lighthouse). Inside the lighthouse you can go, there is a Museum. During our visit Promthep Cape, the entrance to the lighthouse was closed, so, unfortunately, to see the exhibits we did not.
In addition to the attractions at this, the top floor of the complex on the Beach, there are places to stay. From this point opens the picturesque views of the Andaman sea and the surrounding area.
Going down below, we get there, for which most tourists come to the southern most point of Phuket is Promthep Cape, a narrow ledge of a land stretching into the sea water, as this ledge and is the southernmost point of Phuket.
On the nose of the promontory you can go, the track although thin, but quite comfortable
Along the way you can meet there are pyramids of stones. Anyone can complete the pyramid in its stone for good luck, make a wish or just as a symbol of the conquest another important part of the world.
With the youngest point of Phuket overlooking the sea, surrounding Islands and the main part of the Cape.
How to get to Promthep Cape
Visit Promthep Cape, you can tour around the Phuket independently by taxi or bike.
On public transport and on foot
With the Rawai, Yanuy and Nai Harn is easy for 30-40 minutes, walk.
From the beaches of Nai Harn and Yanuy, following along the line of the sea. Distance from the beach Yanuy is 800 metres from Nai Harn beach a little more than 3 kilometers.
From Rawai beach, the most immediate way - from the crossroads in the southern part of the beach (landmark - the hotel Rawai Palm Beach Resort), on the road 4233, can go on the road 3047, but you have to go a little longer.
We walked along the road 4233
Turn left outside the hotel Rawai palm beach resort
Almost there! Ahead we see the landmark lighthouse
With other beaches of the island through Phuket town on a public bus "Phuket - Rawai - Nai Harn". Come out better at the end of the Rawai beach as soon as songteo you pass the beach. Further, at the crossroads, turn left on the road 4233 and follow it straight to the point.
From Kata and Karon easier and faster to go to songteo "Phuket town - Kata - Karon" to the ring Chalong, where to take the bus "Phuket town - Rawai - Nai Harn", out in the southern part of Rawai beach, and then as above route.
The beach of Kata Noi walk or drive to Kata beach, distance about 1 kilometer. And then, as with Kata beach.
Photos of Chalong ring