Located at the southwestern corner of Phuket is Phromthep Cape, just to the south of Naiharn beach and just to the west of Rawai beach. One of the most special attractions about this place is that if you climb up the steps you’ll find a great view, along with an elephant shrine. Beyond the shrine is an odd looking lighthouse, built in 1996 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Big Buddha (Ko Nakkerd)
This 45-metre tall image can easily be noticed from most locations in South Phuket. Follow the red signs along Chao Fa West Road and turn down the road with the red arrow and a Buddha sign. Near the top there is a restaurant with breezy views over Karon and the Andaman Sea. If you choose to enter into or to participate in any ceremonies in the shrine please remember that beachwear is not recommend but more formal attire. There is not only a Big Buddha image but also another smaller, golden one and a large bronze bell with a wooden clapper.
Khao Rang Hill (Town)
Rang Hill Fitness Park, located at the top of Khao Rang off Mae Luan Rd, is a nice shady area to go jogging, or to simply sit and relax under the large, old-growth trees and let the wind blow on your face. An interesting part for those who like to study a bit about Phuket’s history, the hilltop features a bronze statue of Phraya Ratsada Nupradit – the first Governor of Phuket.
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