The Phuket governor’s office is working with the Rawai municipality and consultants from Nongnooch Garden Pattaya to improve the landscape and amenity at Promthep Cape, the hugely popular sunset vantage point at the southern end of the island.
Phuket’s Governor Phakphong Thaviphat says Promthep Cape is one of the main tourist attractions under the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s campaign to attract more tourists to visit the country and stimulate the country’s, and Phuket’s, economy.
“The highlight of this attraction is visitors can enjoy the beautiful views of the sunset, and also visit Kanchanaphisek Lighthouse.”
Nightly, fleets of tour buses descend on the southern-most point of Phuket to enjoy the scenery, sea breezes and watch the sunset. The evening traffic jam starts from 4pm and then causes long delays after the sunset as the buses try to head north again along Chao Fah West to their next event.
“Recently, we found that sugar palm trees, which are a unique characteristics of this cape, were decreasing in number.”
The director of Nongnooch Garden Pattaya, Kampol Tansajja, says that after discussions with the governor, they have been adding to the local landscape of the area by planting more than 70 new sugar palm trees over the past two days to encourage tourists to take photos and post them on social media.
“We want to develop tourist attractions and make Phuket more beautiful to provide a New Year’s gift to tourists who visit Thailand during the New Year Festival.”
SOURCE: The Nation
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