SAMET NANGSHE VIEWPOINT
From the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint you have a 180 degree view over Phang Nga. You overlook the largest mangrove forest in Thailand and Phang Nga Bay! The view is breathtakingly beautiful!
The Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is very beautiful during the day but it is even more beautiful when the sun rises! The sun rises between 05.30 and 06.00 above the limestone rock formations of Phang Nga Bay. But also the evenings and nights are beautiful because of the super good stargazing when the sky is clear. So prepare yourself for a night of little sleep and an unforgettable experience!
There are two places where you can enjoy the view. The “official” Samet Nangshe Viewpoint and the slightly lower Bay View Cafe. The Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is the highest located and has a more simple setting and restaurant.
The Bay View Cafe is a nicely furnished place with a nice terrace. There are all kinds of attributes such as swings and rattan bird nests with which you can take a picture. Slightly lower than the Bay View Cafe is the Samet Nangshe Boutique Hotel.
Spenidng the night at the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint
If you still want to get some sleep you can spend the night at the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint. There are several options. In this area you can sleep in a tent, simple bungalow, luxury room or villa. it is all depending on what you want to spend.
Good to know is that wherever you sleep, the view from the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is priceless anyway!
Spending the night in a tent
On the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint itself you can rent basic bungalows and tents. From the tent opening you can see Phang Nga Bay! The tents cost between 350 baht (double) and 450 baht (triple) per night and are set up on site. Setting up your own tent is also allowed and costs 100 baht.
Luxury bungalow and villa
In addition to tents, the Samet Nangshe Boutique Hotel also has beautiful luxury bungalows and rooms available. From your bath or plunge pool on the terrace you look out over Phang Nga Bay! Can it be even more decadent? The luxury villas have large windows so you don’t have to miss a second of the fantastic view from your bed, shower or toilet. There is also a small communal pool including the beautiful view.
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The wooden bungalows on stilts are romantically decorated and have a balcony whit (off course) a view on Phang Nga Bay! If you want to know more and how much an overnight stay in a luxury villa or wooden bungalow costs click here.
The tents of the Samet Nangshe Boutique are very neat and are set up on a porch from where you also have a view of Phang Nga Bay In the tent is a small fan and a light. The shared bathrooms and toilets are clean and tidy.
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How to get to the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint
As far as we know there are no special tours only to the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint. If you want to go there you will have to use a scooter, cab or rental car.
From Phang Nga Town it takes about 45 minutes by car. A cab costs 800 to 1,000 baht for a one-way trip. From the center of Phuket (Patong Beach for example) it will take an hour and a half by car. The road to the site of the viewpoint is in good condition. Upon arrival you will see some small stores and there you can park your car or scooter. You are not allowed to take your own transport to the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, if you see the road you will understand why!
How much does access to the Samet Nanghshe Viewpoint cost?
At a small house at the bottom of the viewpoint you have to pay a 30 baht entrance fee to go upstairs. You pay an extra 90 baht for transport up and down. In total the cost is 120 baht for one person. The road to the viewpoint is steep and therefore a pick-up truck is used to get to the top. You will be taken all the way to the highest point, an adventurous ride! Would you like to go to the Samet Nangshe Boutique Hotel and restaurant? Then the ride up costs 90 baht, of which 30 baht is a credit for the restaurant.