Friday, January 07, 2011
'Prom' is the Thai word for the Hindu God, 'Brahma' which signifies purity. 'Thep' is the Thai word for 'God.' It has formally been referred to as, 'God's Cape' by the local Phuket people.
Historically, Promthep Cape was a prominent feature for early seafarers, approaching Phuket from the sub-continents. Promthep Cape, is the most Southern point of Phuket Island. It is essentially, headland extending into the sea.
This simply stunning location overlooks various Phuket Capes such as Kho Man, Rawai, Yanui and Nai Harn.
Sunset At Promthep Cape
The sunset at Promthep Cape is a Phuket experience, which should not be missed. If you would like to visit this magical place at sunset or during the daytime, we can arrange a tour for you.
Phuket Tour Guides can provide private transport to and from Promthep Cape. You will be guided by your very own, local tour guide, throughout your tour.
If you are interested in photography or would like to take some beautiful holiday pictures - the sunset at Promthep Cape is perfect for you.
The Phuket sun sets between 18.00pm - 18.50pm depending on the time of year you visit Phuket. On your next holiday in Phuket, make sure that you do not miss out on this very unique tour!
What To See and Do At Promthep Cape (Daytime & Night Time)
You will also find a lighthouse situated here, complete with viewing platform. Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse offers beautiful views into the sea, the surrounding capes and the South coast of Phuket. Inside the lighthouse you will find an interesting nautical museum.
Next to the lighthouse you will find a Buddhist shrine, complete with elephant statues. A monument to the 28th Son of Rama V, The Prince of Jumborn, can also be viewed. After leaving for England to become a naval cadet - the Prince returned 6 years later to build the first military base in Phuket.
There are market stalls in the car park area, selling souvenirs, silk shirts, cotton shirts, t-shirts, hats etc. You will also find a Restaurant located at Promthep Cape. Promthep Cape is Phuket's most popular viewpoint, particularly famous for it's truly spectacular sunsets.
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