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Phuket Travel Guide – What to Do At Rang Hill Viewpoint

January 22, 2020
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort

Take in picturesque views of Phuket while you enjoy the local flavors that Thailand is known for.


Rang Hill Viewpoint is a short trek up Khao Rang Hill, which is situated in the southern part of the city. It is a popular attraction in the area—drawing tourists and locals alike for its breathtaking views of the city and ocean, amazing food finds, and an active fitness scene.

Open to the public around the clock, and with no cost of admission, Khao Rang Hill makes for easy addition to any Phuket itinerary. Find out more as we take a look at what you can do there on your next visit:


What to Do at Rang Hill Viewpoint

Perched at the very top of Khao Rang Hill, Rang Hill Viewpoint provides travelers with an excellent vantage point from which they can enjoy amazing 360-degree views of southern Phuket. Catch a glimpse of the sparkling ocean and distant islands while you take in the fresh air in a beautiful pagoda-style terrace.

You can also spend the day working out in the outdoor fitness areas. Rang Hill Viewpoint has a reputation for being a great place to work up a sweat, although you might have to contend with a few of the locals to use the facilities, especially at peak times.

If something spiritual is more your pace, do check out Wat Khao Rang, a Buddhist temple where you can experience the calming beauty of the hillside. Find your inner peace as you admire the magnificent Golden Buddha.


How to Get There

There are two main paths to Rang Hill Viewpoint. From the town proper, you can go up Soi Vachira from the hospital, or opt for the more scenic route of Soi Chimbi.

You have several options for travel, but going on foot is the best way to enjoy the scenery. Khao Rang isn’t an incredibly tall hill, but do keep in mind that accessibility might be a problem for those who aren’t as mobile.


Where You Can Eat

There are three restaurants in the area—Tunk Ka Café and Phuket View, which both serve traditional Thai dishes, and Khao Rang Breeze, where the menu includes more international flavors.

Tunk Ka is the most popular of the three, and crowds start forming at noon and seven in the evening, so be sure to arrive early to avoid having to queue. Get a table with a view of the sunset, and you’ll never regret it.

Alternatively, you can also bring your own food and set up a spread right on the grass. The beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding Rang Hill Viewpoint are just as welcoming as any of the nearby establishments.


Final Thoughts

With its unrivaled views of the city and a great selection of delectable eats, Rang Hill Viewpoint is definitely worth a visit on your next trip to Phuket. It is perfect for families to enjoy, but all travelers should have no problem finding something to do.


If you’re looking for the perfect resort in Phuket that will help smoothen out the entire planning

process, get in touch with Katathani Phuket Beach Resort today!