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Windmill Viewpoint, Phuket Town

(4.7/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Nestled between two beaches, Windmill Viewpoint remains a lesser-known spot with sweeping western views over the verdant coastline, Cape Phromthep, and the island of Koh Man. Named for the tall windmills gracing the top of the lookout, this perch attracts model-airplane enthusiasts by day and a pleasantly small crowd for sunset. Amenities are few, save an occasional vendor selling drinks or jewelry. If you're driving here for one of the spectacular sunsets, note that the parking lot closes just after the sun goes down, so consider leaving the car outside the lot to enjoy the last of the day's rays stress-free. Arrange to visit Windmill Viewpoint and other attractions in Phuket Town using our Phuket Town itinerary planner.
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  • One of the must visit lookout point in Phuket. The view overlooking cape, island and beach is spectacular and one can easily took a signature postcard photo here.  more »
  • used Lonely planet and found this spot with a driver. perfect off the beaten path. just sit and watch it happen front and center!  more »
  • This place is always contained the seaside but not talo stretches to a lot like promthep Cape. Here is the point of view of the wind turbine or the full name as "renewable energy stations. Phromthep "is the location of the experimental station producing electricity from wind turbines. Use the named renewable energy station Phrom Thep is located to the North of promthep Cape. Approx. 1 km (EGAT) has begun installing a small wind turbine to test applications. Number 6 for the series that it introduced in the station area lighting using thotlong with various electrical equipment, according to a preliminary analysis, concluded that the use of wind power generation station, the area of renewable energy, this price is satisfactory, but there are still parts problem!!, some types, such as a turbine blade and bearing are defective, easy also, in some cases, there are also problems with purchasing spare parts from abroad which is expensive. Not worth the investment, but is regarded as a clean energy that wants to research in the future. From the top of here. Sunset scenery beautiful promthep Cape, but drive up to relatively steep short and relatively narrow way must use extra caution! "may be an accident. But one of the most beautiful views of Phuket Town.
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  • A fun viewpoint at the foot of an old electric windmill. Easily missed when driving by but the stop is really worth a photo
  • As opposed to Laem Phrongthep, this has way less tourists while you can enjoy pretty much the same view, but without having to fight for that perfect photography spot.
  • Pretty nice viewpoint. Right beside the beach.
  • Better than the official view point down the road... Less touristy, better view.
  • Great place to visit. Pretty crowdy during sunset, but mostly empty and romantic after midnight