Date of Visit: 6th January 2012
Talking about nightlife in Phuket, it offers more than what you can ever think. You don't have to worry that you might get bored when the day turns to night cause there are plenty of things you can do and see. You can either watch Simon Cabaret, the lady boy entertainment show (click HERE), Muay Thai Boxing or even party all night long in the hot spots such as Soi Bangla. Since the first night we had watched the Simon Cabaret, therefore on the second night we opted for Phuket Fantasea, which claimed to be the biggest show in the island.
We booked the package from our guesthouse which cost 1,550 baht for both of the show and also the buffet dinner. The buffet dinner is optional but my friends and I thought that why don't we give a try, since it is kinda cheap and plus, we won't need to think what should we had for that night.
The package included shuttle transfer from our guesthouse to Phuket Fantasea. It's located in Kamala beach and the journey seems to be quite long, roughly an hour ride. Upon reaching, we went to the counter tickets to redeem our tickets using the voucher given by the guesthouse.
#1: Welcoming all the guests with smile
#2: Another photo of "I was here"
#3: Vibrant and colourful "Welcome" sign
#4: Palace of the Elephants - the theater show
#5: Picture of us in front of the Palace of the Elephants
Just like Simon Cabaret show, all type of cameras and even including those handphone which have camera and video are strictly prohibited from entering the theater. They were quite strict with that and you have to deposit them in the counter and collect after the show done. No worries, cause they will calculate exactly how many camera, recording devices and gadgets before you pass to them.
Exactly at 9pm, the "Fantasy of Kingdom" kicks off in grand and huge stage. Well, to be exact, my friends and I didn't even understand what was the storyline about. Kinda confusing for us but we were thrilled and entertained with so many animals featured on the dazzling stage especially starring a row of huge elephants, trapeze artists where they swing high up in the sky wearing glow-in-the-dark costumes, and even blast with fireworks at the end of the show. One thing that amaze me during the show was the part where the chicken running in line on the stage without getting lost. How did they managed to do so?
Once the show ended, we then proceeded to the Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant for the buffet dinner. No worry of the seats unavailable as this dining hall can accommodate up to 4,000 diners at a time. Although, there were two long buffet counters served wide spread of a mix of Thai, western and international foods but these can't overcome the long and slow queue. Overall, the foods were so-so only but at least we managed to fill up our hungry tummy due to the late dinner.
#6: The foods and the hall of Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restauran
Besides the show and buffet dinner, Phuket Fantasea is one great place for phototaking. All the shops and grand buildings inside Phuket Fantasea such as souvenirs shop, arcade, jewellery were beautifully built and decorated. Most of them were heavily influenced by Thai culture and architecture making them look so majestic and impressive.
#7: Photo with Thai golden boat
#8: Some of the amazing and colourful shops and grand buildings
If you are going to Phuket, you should visit this mesmering Phuket Fantasea at least once as it is can be consider a pretty good attraction spot and offer tons of attractions especially for the kids.
[Credit To: Phuket 101, Phuket.com, Jamie's Phuket Blog]