Samet Nangshe Viewpoint Guide – Best View in Thailand

Sunrise at Samet Nangshe

While tastes vary, in our opinion, the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is the most beautiful viewpoint in all of Thailand.

The viewpoint offers breathtaking panoramic views of Phang Nga Bay, with its limestone cliffs, small islands, and emerald-green waters. Due to its remote location, the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is still not overrun by tourism, especially if you visit for sunrise, which we highly recommend.

This travel guide covers everything you need to know to visit the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint.

Is Samet Nangshe Viewpoint Worth Visiting?

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint Guide

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is perfect for a half-day trip from Phuket or for a short yet extraordinary stay at Samet Nangshe Boutique Hotel. This luxurious 4-star hotel offers rooms featuring private pools and bathtubs, all overlooking the breathtaking scenery of Samet Nangshe.

If you manage to get out of bed early enough to arrive here for sunrise or choose to stay at the Samet Nangshe Boutique Hotel, we promise the experience will be nothing short of magical, becoming, for sure, a highlight of your Thailand trip.

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Where is Samet Nangshe Viewpoint Located?

The Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is situated in Phang Nga Province, near Phuket Island, in southern Thailand. It is approximately 1.5 hours away from most areas in Phuket, including Phuket Town and Patong Beach.

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint on Map

Best Time to Visit Samet Nangshe Viewpoint?

huket Sunrise at Samet Nangshe

The best time to visit Samet Nangshe Viewpoint in Thailand is during the cool and dry season, which typically spans from November to March. During these months, you can experience clear skies, perfect for enjoying the panoramic views and taking stunning pictures.

However for the most enjoyable and peaceful time in Thailand, avoid going during the high season. If you don’t want to go during the rainy season, which is understandable, try visiting in the shoulder seasons – usually right after and just before the rainy season. In Phuket, these months are November and April.

Sunrise at Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint Sunrise

The best time of day to visit Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is, without a doubt, sunrise. Enjoying the sunrise from Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is an incredibly magical and peaceful experience.

Only a few tourists make the effort to visit for sunrise. Make sure to arrive half an hour before the sun rises for the best color show and to find the best place to sit down and enjoy.

However, sunset can also be a good time to visit but expect more people.

How to Get to Samet Nangshe Viewpoint?

Samet Nangshe Mountain Layers

There are 3 ways to get to the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint:

  • Book a tour from Phuket or Khao Lak.
  • Travel here by yourself, renting a motorbike or car. It takes around 1.5 hours.
  • Stay at the Samet Nangshe Boutique Hotel and wake up to a similar view, only a short walk away from the actual viewpoint.

Access to Samet Nangshe Viewpoint involves a short but steep 15-minute hike or drive, depending on whether you want to pay for the 4×4 ride or prefer walking.

Experience the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint


  • Free parking & restrooms
  • Open daily from around 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Entrance Fees: 30 baht/person for walking up or 90 baht/person for a 4×4 pick-up truck round trip
  • No private vehicles are allowed to go up


  • Fantastic view over the Andaman Sea in Phang Nga Bay
  • Large hill area with many seating options
  • Small basic bungalows available for rent
  • Small cafes available for drinks & snacks
  • Free restrooms
Samet Nangshe Viewpoint Panorama


  • Sunrise and sunset are best for photography
  • Numerous photo opportunities and spots
  • Arrive early to get a good spot for photography

Best Tour for Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

Short on time? Don’t want to plan and arrange everything by yourself? Want to connect with new people? Organized tours always ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience.

This top-rated complete Phang Nga Bay Tour combines must-see places, such as Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, James Bond Island, and Ko Panyi, making it possible to explore more in one day.

Pickup in Phuket or Khao Lak, lunch, and kayaking are included, and you will avoid the crowds with this early bird trip.

Where to stay near Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

We suggest staying on Phuket Island and visiting the Samet Nangshe viewpoint from there.

However, if you have time, we highly recommend staying at the breathtaking Samet Nangshe Boutique Hotel, which offers the same views as the viewpoint from your private room, bathtub, and pool.

Extraordinary Stay at Samet Nangshe Boutique Hotel

  • Luxury rooms
  • private pools & bathtubs with views
  • 4-star resort with a Thai restaurant

Best Hotels in Phuket

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What to Bring to the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint?

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint Scenery

We recommend bringing drinks, food, sun protection, mosquito spray, proper shoes (if you plan to walk 15 minutes to the viewpoint), a flashlight, and a power bank.

Where to Go After Samet Nangshe Viewpoint?

After visiting Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, we recommend visiting some more hidden gems in Phuket. Yes, it’s hard to find them, but a few still exist.

We highly recommend visiting Laem Singh Beach during your time in Phuket. Chances are high that you will have the beach to yourself or share it with only a few more travelers.


Aerial view Phang Nga Bay

The Samet Nangshe Viewpoint in Thailand offers the best views of the limestone karst rocks in Phang Nga Bay, making it a must-visit place when visiting Phuket. The views are worth the 1.5-hour drive and the effort, especially if you decide to go for sunrise. Overall, it is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Thailand.

Let us know about your experiences and any questions you may have!

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