Panwa Viewpoint

Also known as Khao Khad Views Tower, this little-known viewpoint offers 360-degree views across southern and eastern Phuket. It is situated on the road to Cape Panwa, far from the busier resort areas of Phuket.

The stairs to the top of the hill are a little demanding, but you will be rewarded with stunning views of Chalong Bay and the Big Buddha atop the Nakkerd Hills. You’ll also witness the scars on the landscape left by Phuket's tin mining boom.

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

First discovered by a Thai photographer, the location and potential of Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is barely known by most expatriates, let alone tourists.

Found at the top of a steep hill a long way off the main roads in Phang Nga, it is so far from the bustling Phuket resorts that there is next to no light pollution, meaning you can see the Milky Way at certain times. As if that wasn't enough, the view of the sun rising over Phang Nga Bay will take your breath away. 

Distance from The Pavilions Phuket: 60 minutes drive.

Radar Hill Viewpoint

Radar Hill offers outstanding views of Patong Beach, yet is virtually unknown because it is quite a challenge to reach. The highest of Phuket's many breath-taking viewpoints, it is named for the military weather station found at the top (which the guards generally don't like people with camera's hanging around, so we suggest you don't get too close).

Counter-intuitively, the approach is actually from the back (eastern) side of the hill, off Chao Fa West Road. It's a long drive, but very much worth it.

Distance from The Pavilions Phuket: 60 minutes drive.

Khao Kad Viewing Tower at Cape Panwa

A very quiet area just a short drive from Cape Panwa, Khao Kad View Point offers some of the best 360-degree views of Phuket and the surrounding islands. It is best visited by motorbike, so you can enjoy the stunning views on the drive up the hill, although there is parking available along with a small shop to purchase refreshments.

At the very top there is a viewing tower overlooking Chalong Bay with great views of Big Buddha to the west and Phi Phi Islands to the east. Steps lead directly to the tower, although there are a number of more scenic pathways through the wooded area.

Opening Hours: Everyday from 6am to 6pm.
Distance from The Pavilions Phuket: 60 minutes drive.

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