Five Incredible Viewpoints In Thailand That Should Be On Your Itinerary

The varied and stunning landscape of Thailand creates breathtaking scenery almost at every turn.

It is no surprise that most of the places in Thailand are right by the side of a tarmacked road as you could put a bit of road almost anywhere in the country – you’ll probably find two or three viewpoints along the way! With jungle-covered hills in the middle, rugged mountains in the north, the glittering lights of the capital city, and then the sandy beaches of the islands towards the south, there’s something about every landscape to enjoy in Thailand. We have picked out a selection of the very best viewpoints in Thailand, each providing jaw-dropping vistas from elevated spots.

Doi Inthanon (Chiang Mai)

At the heart of the enormous Doi Inthanon National Park, to the west of Chiang Mai, the titular peak is considered as Thailand’s highest, rising approximately 2,565 meters above sea level. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a mountaineer to enjoy the stunning view from the peak – there is a tarmac road right to the top, where you’ll find a beautiful little garden and a couple of pagodas.

Khao Ngon Nak Viewpoint (Krabi)

The trail to the summit of the Dragon Crest Mountain, better known as ‘Khao Ngon Nak’ in Thai, is approximately 4 km in length. It takes about 2.5 hours to reach the highest viewpoint, situated 565 meters above sea level. The climb is not very difficult, but only those in a decent physical condition should attempt it. Along the way, hikers encounter a stream, two spectacular viewpoints, a stunning waterfall, and, last but not least, the panoramic summit.

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint (Phang Nga Bay)

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint has rapidly gone from being practically unheard of to one of the most popular panoramas in Phang Nga. Located on a hilltop, just about a 30-minute drive from Phuket, it offers breathtaking views over the limestone islets of Phang Nga Bay. Being far away from the city to avoid light pollution, the Milky Way is even visible at certain times.

Nang Yuan Viewpoint (Koh Tao)

Just off the northwest coast of Koh Tao, Koh Nang Yuan is a collection of three tiny islets linked by a sandbank. The white sandy beach is one of the best in Thailand, but is also one of the busiest, owing to its immense popularity and small size. The southernmost of the three islets is where you get the best view, requiring a fairly easy 10-15 minute hike to get up to the rocky overlook.

Karon Viewpoint (Phuket)

While Phuket has plenty of excellent vantage points, the Karon Viewpoint probably provides the most impressive sight. It is also known as the 3 Beaches Viewpoint as you can get 3 of Phuket’s best beaches in a single shot: Kata Noi nearest to you, Kata Beach in the middle, and Karon Beach in the distance. You can also view Phuket’s Big Buddha on the hilltop to your right and the tiny Koh Pu to the left.

Note that the best time to visit these viewpoints are at dusk or dawn.


Satavisha hails from the city of joy, Kolkata. She took up writing as my profession amid the pandemic when the world was at a standstill. Here, she acquired a balance between her passion for writing and sharing various ideas and facts through her stories.
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