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Simon cabaret

Province: Phuket | Category: Show | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
18:00 - 22:30

FEE
Adult
800 THB

Kid
600 THB

CONTACTS
076 342 011

COORDINATES
GPS
7°52'43.8"N 98°17'31.6"E
Decimal
7.878824, 98.292123

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This is the best ladyboy cabaret in Phuket entertaining visitors from around the world since 1991. The show is one hour long colorful musical spectacle with great costumes, exceptional stage sets, and unconventional actors.

Photography is not allowed during the performance in the theater. But don’t worry. You will have your chance to get a picture taken with one of the “girls” for a fee to amaze your friends back at home. After the show, all the participants line up for a photo shoot. Even up close you won’t be able to tell the difference. Any male features have been erased by skillful plastic surgeons and make-up artists.

Directions: from Patong head toward Karon. It located on the right before the road starts climbing the hill.

! Prepare a 100 baht tip if you want to take a picture with one of the show participants

Simon cabaret

Fantasy show

Province: Phuket | Category: Show, Theme park | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
17:30 - 23:30

DAYS OFF
Thu

FEE
Adult
2200 THB

Kid
2200 THB

CONTACTS
076 385 000

COORDINATES
GPS
7°57'23.0"N 98°17'15.1"E
Decimal
7.956390, 98.287516

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Fantasia is a big entertainment park that includes a theater where the show is performed, a restaurant offering a buffet dinner and a beautiful village.

The show tells a legend, where the Prince on a sacred elephant rescues his Princess from hands of Demons. The performance takes place not only on stage, but all around the theater with elephants walking through the audience, and aerial acrobats flying over spectators’ heads.
Theater Gold seats will give you the best view of the show.

Buffet dinner is served in a large dining room, featuring South East Asian and Japanese food with Thai sweets for dessert. Optionally, you can order a VIP dinner with seafood.

The village consists of various pavilions: a games pavilion, a zoo, where animals are kept in unusual rooms instead of cages; a pavilion where you can take pictures in national costumes, etc.

Directions: from Kamala beach head North toward Surin beach, it is easy to find.
! It is a good idea to come here by 18.00 then you can have the dinner and have enough time to walk around the park before the show starts at 21.00.

Fantasy show

Upside down house - Baan Teelanka

Province: Phuket | Category: Show, Theme park | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
9:30 — 18:00

FEE
Adult
290 THB

Kid
170 THB

CONTACTS
084 456 5279

COORDINATES
GPS
7°56'19.9"N 98°22'47.2"E
Decimal
7.938852, 98.379767

On Google map

This is an interesting attraction for both adults and kids. It takes a few minutes for your brain to get used to the inverted interior and to understand how to take pictures. You will need to take a picture and rotate your camera so it looks like you are on the ceiling. Everything in the house is upside down not only furniture and objects but also signs and labels.

There is a garden maze behind the house with free WiFi.

Directions: from Premium Outlet head toward Central Festival Shopping mall. The house is on left before you reach Siam Niramit show.

Upside down house - Baan Teelanka

Chinpracha house

Province: Phuket | Category: Museum | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
09:00 — 16:30

FEE
Adult
150 THB

Kid
75 THB

CONTACTS
076 211 281

COORDINATES
GPS
7°53'08.7"N 98°23'02.4"E
Decimal
7.885762, 98.383999

On Google map

Chin Pracha Mansion is also known as Baan Chin Pracha. The house is more than 116 years old and was built in 1903 in a Sino-Portuguese style. Phuket people call this type of architecture “Angmor” that means Western or European. It was the first house of its kind built on Phuket and only a few of them remain standing. The furniture in the house was imported from China and a majority of objects that you see today belonged to the original owner. A lot of construction materials were brought from Europe. For example, the fence was brought from Holland and ceramic floor tiles - from Italy. In this house, builders replicated an architectural style of houses seen on Penang Island in Malaysia. A leading craftsman from Penang was brought here to lay the floor tiles. In the center of the house, there is a courtyard with a pond that can be seen from any part of the house. The owners spent about 500 000 baht on its construction. It was an unprecedented amount of money at that time.

The original owner of the house is Tan Ma Siang, who was initially called Prapitak Chinpracha by local people, was born in 1883 in Phuket. In 1903, he was only 20 years old when he ordered the construction of the mansion during the reign of King Rama V.

Current owners are sixth generation descendants of its builder. Prapitak Chinpracha was a son of Tan Niaw Yee, also known as Luang Bamrung Jinpratid born in Fujian province, China. Tan Niaw Yee was a famous warrior during the reign of King Rama IV. He moved to Thailand to manage his first venture, a tin mining company. He also owned a company "Lian Bi", located on the island of Penang in Malaysia.

Today Chinpracha House is a heritage building that attracts many visitors. Almost no wedding photo shoot is complete without a visit to this place.

Chinpracha house

Botanic garden

WORKING HOURS
11:00 — 17:00

DAYS OFF
Wed

FEE
Adult
500 THB

Kid
300 THB

CONTACTS
076 367 095

COORDINATES
GPS
7°50'51.1"N 98°20'44.4"E
Decimal
7.847530, 98.345656

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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.

Botanic garden

Orchid farm

Province: Phuket | Category: Farm, Nature | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
09:00 — 17:30

FEE
Adult
400 THB

Kid
200 THB

CONTACTS
081 891 9173

COORDINATES
GPS
7°49'05.8"N 98°20'13.8"E
Decimal
7.818277, 98.337154

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Owners of the farm have been collecting different species of this beautiful flower for over 30 years. They have accumulated a truly amazing collection of 1500 varieties of orchid that will delight any visitor.

Do not miss delicious homemade ice cream sold at the entrance, a specialty of the hostess.
At the Farm orchid enthusiasts can purchase an orchid seedling in a sealed flask. Care Instructions are included.

Directions: from Chalong roundabout head toward Rawai Beach, turn right at the first turn, keep your eyes open for the sign “Orchid Farm”.

Orchid farm

Bird park

WORKING HOURS
09:00 — 17:00

FEE
Adult
500 THB

Kid
300 THB

CONTACTS
076 367 576

COORDINATES
GPS
7°51'51.6"N 98°20'38.5"E
Decimal
7.864324, 98.344017

On Google map

Come to explore and enjoy a diverse world of birds gathered in this park from different corners of the world. The fascinating birds’ show will appeal to children as well as adults.

For an additional fee, you can get your picture taken with exotic birds. Some of the birds are so rare that you’ve probably never even heard of them.

Bird park

Ton Sai waterfall

Province: Phuket | Category: Nature, Waterfall | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
08:00 — 17:00

FEE
Adult
200 THB

Kid
100 THB

COORDINATES
GPS
8°01'42.8"N 98°21'47.0"E
Decimal
8.028545, 98.363060

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Tong Sai waterfall is different from other waterfalls on Phuket. It is 2km long that make it the longest and the second highest on the island. It is not a waterfall where a high volume of water plunging down from a high cliff. It rather just flows over rock steps and a few small ledges where you can get under the stream for a natural massage.

If you decide to take a trek around the falls, wear comfortable shoes and be prepared that the trail might disappear under fallen trees, and you will need to find a detour.

Directions: from Heroines Monument head North, at the traffic light turn onto highway 3004( Namtok Ton Sai) and go straight.

Ton Sai waterfall

Kathu waterfall

Province: Phuket | Category: Nature, Waterfall | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
08:00 — 18:00

FEE
Adult
0 THB

Kid
0 THB

COORDINATES
GPS
7°55'57.0"N 98°19'20.9"E
Decimal
7.932499, 98.322459

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One of the smallest waterfalls in Phuket, both in height and in size of land it occupies. However, it has more natural pools than others that are located on 4 levels.

This is a place to visit if you don’t want to travel far and just want to freshen up in cool water.

The path to the top begins to the right of the waterfall and it takes you to the other three levels. It is quite picturesque.

Directions: from Central Festival shopping mall head to Patong. When you pass Caltex gas station you will be able to see a sign for Kathu Waterfall on your left.

Kathu waterfall

Bang Pae waterfall

Province: Phuket | Category: Nature, Waterfall | Link to this attraction

WORKING HOURS
08:00 — 18:00

FEE
Adult
200 THB

Kid
100 THB

COORDINATES
GPS
8°02'21.6"N 98°23'28.8"E
Decimal
8.039326, 98.391332

On Google map

This is the biggest of the 3 best-known waterfalls on Phuket. At the base, there is one pool for swimming. The trail leading to the fall is picturesque and not overly taxing and long.

This place is also a home to the Gibbons Rehabilitation Center established in 1992. The center takes care and rehabilitates rescued, wounded and left without parents monkeys.

Volunteers working at the center deserve great respect. They are always happy to talk about the project and answer questions about gibbons.

You won’t be able to touch or even get close to the monkeys at the center but there is plenty of interesting information posted around. One of the center’s goals is to educate visitors. Next time you are offered to get your picture taken with a baby gibbon on the streets say NO. Most tourists don’t suspect that a gibbon mother is usually gets killed when poachers take a baby gibbon from her.

Directions: from Heroines Monument take highway 4027 and head East for 9 km till you see the sign “Bang Pae Waterfall”, keep driving from the sign for about 1 km.

Bang Pae waterfall