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Continuing with our Phuket tour, we were driven up to Karon View Point. It only took us a few minutes coming from Kata Beach.

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Phuket is full of hills and has lots of viewpoints, some with names, some without. Karon View Point is the best known and most visited of them all. The little road that passes the viewpoint is not very busy, so you’ll notice the peace and quiet.

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There’s really only one view from the Karon View Point. Just look North and you can see Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches, along with Koh Pu (the little island just off Kata). Then find your spot and look at the view to your heart’s content.

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After taking multiple repetitive shots of the same view and some of a cute little kid, we decided that we’ve had our fill and move on to our next destination.

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On our last day in Phuket, we made it a point to squeeze in some more touring before we head to Bangkok for the second leg of our Thailand trip. One of the very friendly hotel staff helped us book a half day tour complete with a private car and our own personal driver. She also helped us score bus tickets to Bangkok that included free pickup from our hotel. Super convenient! But before that, we had to get moving because the rest of Phuket eagerly awaits us.

The first destination of the day: Kata Beach. Kata Beach is one of the most popular beach in Phuket next to Patong. It is much less crowded than Patong so it is a great family destination.

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It is safe to swim in Kata Beach because it does not have any drop offs. It is very friendly to children and non-swimmers. Because of the waves, it also is popular among surfers and even hosts a surf competition once a year. While we were there, we saw a couple of surfers in the water.

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Much like Patong Beach, benches shaded by parasols are lined up along its one-kilometer shore. I could imagine myself lying down in one of them, staring off into the scenic clear water flanked by hills, sipping on an ice-cold drink. Alas, I didn’t have the luxury of time for that so I went back to our car and took a final parting shot instead. Maybe next time…

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