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Night Naka market

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

WORKING HOURS
17:00 - 22:00

COORDINATES
GPS
7°52'52.8"N 98°22'03.9"E
Decimal
7.881345, 98.367740

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Markets in Thailand offer an interesting experience. This one for sure will impress you as Naka Market is the largest in Phuket.

This is probably the best way to sample the exotic cuisine of Thailand. Food is prepared in front of you: anything from coconut pancakes, fruits with unusual sauces to fried insects. Different delicacies, Thai sweets, and other exotic dishes for every taste are available here.

We have noticed that goods sold at this type of markets are often priced at one price, either at 99 baht, 199 baht or 299 baht. These are favorite numbers for Thai vendors. Sometimes you can purchase a pair of thong sandals or a jacket for the same price.

There are plenty of trinkets that are handmade right at the market. Some can be personalized with your name.

The market is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays after 16:00.

Do not miss it. You will have an unforgettable experience.

Directions: the market is located on highway 4021 West. From Central Festival Shopping mall head toward Chalong. At the first traffic light turn left. You will not miss it.

! Please, note that it is difficult to find a parking space at the market.

Night Naka market

Patong Go-Kart Speedway

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

WORKING HOURS
10:00 — 19:00

FEE
Adult
800 THB

CONTACTS
076 321 949

COORDINATES
GPS
7°54'30.2"N 98°19'46.2"E
Decimal
7.908381, 98.329486

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Do you feel the need for speed and an adrenaline rush then go a racetrack.
There are 2 go-kart racetracks in Phuket located across the street from each other.

Patong Go-Kart Speedway

Phuket Wake Park in Kathu

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

WORKING HOURS
9:00 - 18:30

FEE
Adult
750 THB

Kid
450 THB

CONTACTS
089 873 0187

COORDINATES
GPS
7°55'35.9"N 98°19'47.2"E
Decimal
7.926641, 98.329763

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Do you miss snowboarding? Try cable wakeboarding. The Park offers a range of different obstacles installed on a manmade lake. The lake is 400 x 100 meters in size and water is clean. Their cable system works without a hitch. A basic set of equipment is provided free of charge with the purchase of a ticket. Professional equipment is also available for rent for more experienced riders.

If you have never tried wakeboarding before there are instructors are on hand to give you your first lesson. Even first-timers after a couple of hours of riding can do simple tricks.

There are showers and a restaurant on site.

See video Phuket Wake Park in Kathu

Phuket Wake Park in Kathu

Flying hanuman

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

WORKING HOURS
08:00 — 17:00

FEE
Adult
starts from 1800 THB

CONTACTS
076 323 264

COORDINATES
GPS
7°55'29.3"N 98°19'22.1"E
Decimal
7.924799, 98.322804

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Experience the feeling of flying like a monkey or a Tarzan from tree to tree. Zipline Flying Hanuman offers 28 platforms and hundreds of meters of cable.

The Park covers an area of 80 000 square meters. Your journey will include zip lining between platforms as well as crossings of suspension bridges, climbs of spiral stairways around trees and vertical descends from platform to platform with a help of ropes.

One of the flights called honeymoon sling offers couples enough time for a kiss. The helpful staff is eager to capture the moment and your happy or frightened faces.

The longest flight is 400 m.
The longest vertical descend is 40 m.

Directions: from Patong head toward Central Festival Shopping mall, once you get down from the hill at the first traffic light, at a Caltex gas station turn left like if you were going to Kathu Waterfalls and follow the signs.

Flying hanuman

Splash Jungle

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

WORKING HOURS
10:00 - 17:45

FEE
Adult
1450 THB

Kid
700 THB

CONTACTS
076 372 111

COORDINATES
GPS
8°07'00.4"N 98°18'22.5"E
Decimal
8.116781, 98.306256

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Phuket Splash Jungle Water Park is fun for all ages. Slides and water attractions in the Park are designed for different age groups. For children, there is a whole water town and judging by the happy squeals and laughter coming from the place, they like it.

Parents with kids can relax too, for example, in the sauna while kids are enjoying the water. There are plenty of lifeguards keeping a watchful eye on everybody’s safety.

Need a break from splashing in the water, having fun in the sun can be tiring, have a snack at the café or a full meal at the restaurant.

Directions: head to the North of the island. At the cross roads with a sign to the airport go straight. You will see the sign “Splash Jungle” on you left opposite a mosque.

Splash Jungle

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

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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

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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