Phuket is an island that has numerous amazing sites for tourists to visit and enjoy. It’s true that most of the places in Phuket are well known as the island isn’t particularly large, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any hidden gems.
Pha Hin Dum or Black Rock Viewpoint is one such gem. Not many people know about it, as it’s somewhat secluded. Pha Hin Dum is located off Nui Beach, near the southern tip of Phuket. If traversing a dirt road all the way uphill before the sun rises sounds good to you, you should definitely go on an adventure to this scenic spot!
In this article, we’ll tell you all you need to know about Pha Hin Dum and what you can expect to find there. With that said, here’s our short guide:
The viewpoint is located just north of Nai Harn Beach there’s actually a dirt track that you can take from there that leads all the way up to the top of the hill. Another way to go up the mountain is through the track from Nui Beach.
This isn’t a very popular road, as it’s located in the private area of the beach, which means that not many people can actually use it without paying a fee. There’s also the main road that will take you straight to the parking lot of the viewpoint.
You will find a small track leading from the back of the lot that will converge with the path from Nai Harn Beach. You don’t need to worry about missing the turn to the parking lot, as there will be a big “Pha Hin Dum” sign printed on a rock about a couple of kilometers before the exit.
Once you park your car, you will need to walk. The top of the hill is about 20 minutes from the parking lot. But if you walk all the way there from the beach, it will take much longer than that.
Pha Hin Dum is around 300 meters above sea level, which makes it one of the tallest points in Phuket. You will be able to see a small round island towards your left, which is called Koh Bon. If you look a bit further down, you will see Coral Island and on a clear day, you can see all the way down to Phrom Thep Cape and Koh Kaew Yai.
The furthest you can see down south is Racha Yai Island, which is located around 20 kilometers away from Black Rock Point.
One thing you need to be careful about is that the rocks can be rather slippery and there’s no railing to prevent a fall. Therefore, you should always stay away from the edges.
Pha Hin Dum is the best place to make memories ,as the dirt road uphill is perfect for a biking trip. Additionally, you will get to race the sun if you’re going up there during the morning. If you’re a photographer, there are many locations along the trail that are perfect for photo ops.
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