Khao Ngon Nak – Stunning View Over Krabi

I always love a good view, and when my wife showed me a picture of a cliff ledge with a drop straight down with a stunning karst landscape in the background, I knew I just had to go. I’m talking about Khao Ngon Nak, meaning “dragon crest mountain” in Thai. The viewpoint at the top sits 565 meters (1853 ft) above sea level, offering one hell of a good view! Probably the best in Krabi.

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint Overlooking Phang Nga Bay

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.

Big Buddha in Phuket – a Breathtaking Site

Phuket’s Big Buddha sits on the top of the Nakkerd Hills at 400 meters above sea level, offering the best 360-degree views of Phuket, taking in Phuket Town, Kata, Karon and Chalong Bay. The 45 meters tall statue can be seen from a far distance, and has become the island’s most important landmark. The whole body is covered with beautiful Burmese white marble that shines in the sun. The construction was financed through donations only, and still today, there are donation boxes where you can support this attraction. If you’re not very interested in big buddha statues, you should definitely come here for the breathtaking views.