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What to do in Phuket

June 2, 2010

When in Phuket make sure you don’t miss these highlights

Phuket Fantasea is a stunning 140 acre cultural theme park that is the ultimate in night-time entertainment on Kamala Beach, 4 kms from Patong. Fantasea takes you on a fantastical adventure into Thailand’s myth, mystery and magic. There is a 3000 seat theatre that stages Las Vegas style productions featuring magical illusions, acrobatics, stunts, pyrotechnics, elephant performances, and a song and dance spectacular that brings to life tales of Phuket‘s history and mythology. There is a Carnival Village shopping street and the Golden Kinnaree buffet restaurant hosting the world’s largest buffet of Thai and international cuisine.

Phuket Zoo is located on the way to Chalong Bay. The zoo contains a collection of Asian and African mammals and birds. Elephant and crocodile shows are performed every.

Khao Rang Hill has a great view overlooking Phuket Town, the southern part of Phuket Island and some of the offshore islands. There are several restaurants featuring spectacular views of the city and a park with a bronze statue of Phraya Ratsada Nupradit, the Governor of Phuket during King Rama V’s reign.

Phuket Butterfly Farm is 3kms from Phuket Town via Yaowarat Road and the Sam Kong intersection. There is a great collection of tropical animals such as butterflies, insects and marine life.

Phuket Aquarium is located at Cape Phanwa and is an amazing underwater world with over 150 different species from freshwater and marine habitats, most of them local species from the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.

Elephant trekking is a must-do experience in Thailand and a way of supporting the remaining domesticated elephants of Thailand and their mahout (trainer). The elephants are gentle and well trained, taking visitors on interesting jungle treks.

Dinos Park Mini Golf is located at Karon beach next to the Marina Phuket Resort. The 18-hole mini-golf course feature dinosaurs and an erupting volcano

Thai Massage & Spa has evolved into a major business in Thailand. A traditional Thai massage starts around 250 baht in one of many massage shops in Phuket. There are many places to get a massage right up to 5-star hotels/resorts that offer a whole range of spa treatments to guests.

Phuket provides visitors with the opportunity to engage in many outdoor activities, including: scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing, jet-skiing, yachting, fishing & deep sea fishing, sea canoeing, horse riding, mountain biking & hiking.

As you can see there is a lot to do in Phuket – one visit will not be enough!

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