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Promthep Cape, Phuket

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Promthep Cape (GPS: 7.75909, 98.30365) is a windswept promontory that juts into the Andaman Sea at the southernmost tip of Phuket. Also written Phrom Thep Cape or Laem Promthep, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful spots in Phuket. The view here is certainly breathtaking, especially during sunset. Depending on the time of the year, the tall grass at Promthep Cape may change from verdant green to golden brown.

The name Promthep comes from "Prom", which is Thai for the Hindu term, "Brahma," signifying purity, and "Thep" means 'God.' Local villagers used to call Promthep Cape "Leam Jao", or God's Cape. During the olden days, it was a navigation landmark for seafarers traveling up the Malay Peninsula.

There is a shrine at Promthep Cape to the Hindu deity Brahma. It Thailand, it is usual for the devotees to present carved elephants to Brahma, either as request for a wish or as thanksgiving for granted wishes. The elephant is the mount of Brama and signify longevity. As a result, the Brahma shrine is filled with carved elephants.

In addition to the shrine, there is a lighthouse and a museum. At the parking area are some stalls selling souvenirs. From there, you can take a walk down the dirt track to the promontory. The tall grass is punctuated by windswept sugar palms.

Getting there

Take Route 4233 from Patong Beach. It goes all the way south to Promthep Cape.

Promthep Cape, PhuketPromthep Cape (12 July, 2004)


Promthep Cape, PhuketPromthep Cape (12 July, 2004)


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Promthep Cape, PhuketThe very tip of Promthep Cape (12 July, 2004)


Promthep Cape, PhuketHere I am at Promthep Cape (12 July, 2004)

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