Promthep Cape, Phuket
Promthep Cape is one of the most popular destinations in Phuket. Promthep Cape is a windswept promontory juts into the Andaman Sea at the southernmost tip of Phuket island. This is the best place to view 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. It was an easily recognisable landmark for the early seafarers traveling up the Malay Peninsula.
View of Promthep Cape, Phuket.
(above) View of Promthep Cape and its offshore islands.|
(left) Windswept vegetation in Promthep Cape.
(below) A memorial at Promthep Cape.
|(above) View near the tip of Promthep Cape.|
(below) Tim, the founder of AsiaExplorers, at Promthep Cape.