Khao Khad’s Towering View 

When it comes to killer views in Phuket, the vast majority of travelers find themselves atop the iconic Big Buddha with its towering statue, or the favoured Karon viewpoint with a birds-eye view of Kata Noi, Kata Yai, and Karon beaches.

A lesser known yet equally magical spot to soak in the sights is the Khao Khad View Tower in Cape Panwa. Located just a quick jaunt south from Phuket Town, this well-marked mountaintop can be easily accessed via car or motorbike with ample parking to boot. Enjoy the drive as the road sneaks through the dappled light of lush jungle and rubber tree plantations. A staircase directly accesses the 360-degree lookout tower while a circuitous walkway takes you to several picnic tables tucked into banana trees off to the sides. Bring some snacks and make a picnic of it amongst the mountain breezes and buzzing cicadas. Don’t be surprised to have it all to yourself.

T. Wichit, A. Muang, Phuket, +66 (0) 63 536 7045

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