11:00 — 17:00
076 367 095
As expected there are a lot of plants, exotic flowers, and tropical trees. It is divided into 30 zones or gardens each dedicated to one collection of plants. There is a cactus garden, an orchid garden etc. In the rainforest garden, you will find a waterfall with a path surrounded by foliage creating a green corridor with aerial roots hanging like a curtain from above.
The Garden is neither very informative nor immensely big nor does it have very rare plants. But we are certain that you will enjoy the beauty of nature and take some nice pictures.
There is also a restaurant, a playground, and a gift shop.
The Botanical Garden is closed on Wednesdays.
Directions: from Chalong roundabout head toward Central Festival Shopping mall, once you pass Wat Chalong keep your eyes open for the yellow sign “Botanical Garden”, the sign will be on you right.
08:30 — 18:00
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N 7 50.565, E 98 21.512
The zoo has quite a lot of animals, including tigers, birds, fishes. There are even sculptures of dinosaurs. The entrance fee includes visits to a monkey show, an elephant and a crocodile shows. For an additional fee, you can get your picture taken with a tiger, a chimpanzee or a Python.
Showtimes at the Zoo
Monkey show 09:00, 12:00, 14:30, 16:45
Crocodile show 09:45, 12:45, 15:15, 17:30
Elephant show 10:30, 13:30, 16:00
If you would like to see all three shows it is best to come at 9.00, 12.00 or 14.30. It takes about 2.5 hours to see all.
Directions: from Chalong roundabout head toward Phuket Town on highway 4021 (it is the closest to the sea). At the first traffic light turn right.