Samet Nangshe Viewpoint in Tha Yu, Phang Nga Province, was discovered not long ago by the professional photographer Khun Theerasak Saksritawee. In just a short time, this place has gone from being completely unknown to have a pathway from the roadside up to the viewpoint. The entrance fee to climb up is 30 baht for Thais and 50 baht for tourists (free entry for children). You can even rent a tent for 350 baht or stay in a bungalow for 500 baht if you want to spend the night photographing the night sky.
Phang Nga Bay is famous for its spectacular scenery, and spots like James Bond Island and Koh Panyee attracts tons of tourists every day — but never before have you seen Phang Nga Bay like this. Samet Nangshe Viewpoint now draws many photographers who want to capture the perfect sunrise over Phang Nga Bay.
The Samet Nangshe Resort sign at the first viewpoint.
The second viewpoint is higher, and it’s up here you’ll find the tents.
Me in one of the lined up tents just for a picture. Imagine spending the night here!
Update: We went back 2018 to camping overnight in a tent.
Very simple bungalows overlooking the breathtaking scenery.
My wife, sweaty and dirty, but happy about the view.
If you don’t want to do the 20-minute climb, you can jump on a pick-up car for a small sum.
Directions to Samet Nangshe Viewpoint from Phuket