Kao Rang Hill, Phuket city
Kao Rang offers an excellent view of Phuket town, the southern part of the island (to Chalong) and some of the offshore islands. Kao Rang Hill is situated on the north west of Phuket city.
There are also a few restaurants with views, a health park for exercise enthusiasts and a comfortable expanse of grass for picnickers at the top with a bronze statue of Phraya Ratsada Nupradit the model Governor of Phuket during King Rama V's reign.
Kata View Point
This is also one of Phuket's famous and best views, situated between Kata and Nai Harn. The sunsets are especially spectacular.
From this point one can see the bays of Kata Noi, Kata Yai, and Karon, and also Koh Poo Island.
There is a large public sala for visitors, and several vendors sell food, drinks, and souvenirs.
Thai Tai restaurant
top floor Royal Phuket City hotel
Without wishing to promote excess bias, it has to be said that the Thai Tai restaurant on the top floor of the nineteen story Royal Phuket city hotel offers great views of the city and the hills beyond.
If for example you happen to be in the area (Phang Nga Rd, Phuket city) at around lunch time, then certainly this is a
restaurant with a view. The cuisine (joint Thai/Chinese), by the way, is excellent.
This is one of Phuket's most inspiring and famous vistas and landmarks, offering breathtaking sunsets and seaviews.
Phromthep Cape is known locally as Laem Jao (The Gods Cape.)
Promthep is a headland stretching in to the sea and forming the extreme southern end of Phuket
It has been a prominent feature for mariners since the old days. Its tall cliff features a spectacular view of the neighbouring island Koh Gaew and also Nai Harn Beach.
On the cliff are a few lines of palm trees, which run to the edge where the cape meets the emerald green sea.
The Kanchanabhisek Lighthouse, on the cape, was built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of H.M. the King's ascension to the throne. At the top of the lighthouse visitors can see the magnificent view of the cape.
Promthep Cape is 2km from Rawai Beach. It can also be reached from Naihan beach.
Ton Sai waterfall
Excellent views can also be seen from Ton Sai waterfall in the Khao Phra Thaeo National park.
There are good views of Loch Palm golf course and The Phuket Waterski Cableways park from the second level of the walk up to the waterfall
Mingmongkol Buddha site
in the Nakkerd Hills
between Karon/Kata & Chalong
The Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha image will be completed in 2008 on 49 rai of land high up in the Nakkerd hills between Chalong and Kata.
The Buddha will be 45 meters high and 25 meters across at the base. Apart from its philosophical significance, it is expected to become an icon for Phuket.
The gold-painted image will be in the Maravichai style, and will face eastward, overlooking the sea towards Chalong.
There are fantastic views over the east of the island from this site. During the rainy season in September and October the views can be rather restricted due to low cloud and mist.
Directions: Proceed from Wat Chalong towards Chalong roundabout. At about the halfway stage there is a small (sign-posted) turning on the right which leads to the location. Access is by car, or motorcycle, all the way, but use caution especially when there is low cloud.