An Enchanting Cape in Phuket That Even Locals Don't Know Exists, 11th February, 2019

Laem krating last photo   author philipp meier

With nearly half a million visitors in two weeks, Phuket is not exactly the destination you’d look for a deserted cape, is it? According to Phuket News that refers to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), 485,650 people flocked to Thailand’s largest island in the first half of December 2018.

Don’t let that figure put you off the idea of visiting. You can still find isolated spots in this immensely popular corner of the world.

In July 2017, I happened to meet a Thai dentist at a bus station in Bangkok. ‘I’m Namtan,’ Suthira Pakdeeraksa said and smiled winningly, introducing herself with her nickname, which means ‘sugar’.

Namtan’s hometown is Nong Khai, a city in Thailand’s north-eastern region. Even so, she knew of a place in Phuket that most locals haven’t even heard of, a cape on the island’s southwestern side.

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