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sheer entertainment, nothing can beat the famous Phuket Simon Cabaret - a
transvestite cabaret show.
Located on Kamala beach, Phuket Fantasea is dubbed as
the ultimate nighttime cultural theme park of Phuket. It has won
several awards from the TAT, among the distinctive ones are Best
Attraction Thailand Tourism Award (for the years 2000 to 2003).
This large-scale night time amusement center is spread
out over an area of 140 acres near the village of Kamala Bay, or just
4 kilometers north of Patong. Attractions include the Culture-Illusion
Stage Show, Fantasy of the Kingdom, a spectacular buffet restaurant
Golden Kinnaree Restaurant, shopping village the enchanted Festive
Village, Cultural Parade & Street Shows, Traditional Games and
Carnivals, Handicraft Demonstrations & Live Performances (performed in
Palace of the Elephants).
Phuket Fantasea's stage performance is exceptionally
extraordinary and beyond just a spectacular show. It is indeed a
perfect blend of Thai cultural traditions and the latest modern Las
Vegas style technology. Visitors can see magic elephants disappearing
into thin air, gymnastics, musical fountains, and a circus. Tickets
(including buffet dinner) cost 1,600 baht for adults and 1,100 baht
for children, while tickets without buffet dinner cost 1,100 baht for
adults and 800 baht for children. Call 076 385111 to reserve your
seats or browse
www.phuket-fantasea.com for more information. The park opens from
5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. daily except Thursday. Show time is 9.00 p.m.
Located at Cape Panwa, southeastern-most end of the
island is an extraordinary aquarium that displays hundreds of exotic
and colorful marine species found in the sea around Phuket. The
aquarium opens daily from 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Call 076 391126 for
more information. To get by public transportation, take a local bus
from the towns fresh produce market.
Located approximately 3 kilometers from Phuket City via
Yaowarat Road and the Sam Kong intersection, the farm proudly presents
a unique collection of tropical creatures such as butterflies and
insects. The farm opens daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The entrance fee
is 150 baht for adults and 60 baht for children. Call tel. 0 7621
5616, or 0 7621 0861 for more information.
Village and Orchid Farm
Located on Thepkasattri Road, approximately 3
kilometers from Phuket City is an extraordinary place for culture
lovers. The village provides stunning classical Thai dance
performances, sword-fighting, Thai boxing, southern customs and
elephant shows. Handicrafts and traditional mining techniques are also
featured. The orchid farm outside is worth exploring. The performances
are at 11.00 a.m., 2.00 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. Call 076 214860 for more
The most famous observation point of the 3 beaches,
Kata Not, Kata and Karon, is located on the road half-way between Nai
Harn Beach and Kata Noi Beach. From this spot, an intriguing view of
the 3 beaches and Ko Pu has constantly impresses visitors.
Phuket's most popular and famous temple, Wat Chai
Tararam, or Wat Chalong, was built in 1837. Located approximately 8
kilometers from the city, the temple houses the famous Luang Po Cham,
a monk who helped the locals fight the Ang Yi rebellion during the
reign of King Rama V (in 1876). A recent addition to the temple is a
61.4-meter high chedi containing the Phra Borom Sareerikatat relic, a
piece of the Lord Buddha's bones brought over from Sri Lanka. The
chedi is a mixture of southern, central and northeastern architectural
styles and is the first in this region to house the holy Buddha's
temple is a popular attraction for both visitors and local residents.
Located in the temple is the upper half of a large Buddha statue which
seems to emerge from the ground. Legend has it that during the
invasion of Thalang town in 1785, the Burmese made several attempts to
excavate the statue in order to take it back to Burma. Each time they
dug into the ground, swarms of hornets would swoop on them and they
had to give up in the end. Later, the visible part of the statue was
covered with gold by the villagers and has remained as such until
The temple is located approximately 20 kilometers from
Phuket City. Travel along Thepkrasattri Road, upon reaching the
Thalang District Office, turn right and proceed directly to the
Located approximately 20 kilometers from town is a
historic temple that serves as an invaluable reference on Thalangs
history. The compound was once used as a Burmese military camp in
1785. The ubosot is where the three oldest and biggest tin Buddha
images are enshrined. They are called the Three Kings and are
positioned in between three other large statues.
To get there,travel along Thepkasattri Road, at Thalang
District intersection, turn left and proceed directly into the temple.
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