Slightly battered, not the largest zoo in Thailand, The main task of which is to distract your children from yourself, on a couple of hours. Adults are unlikely to like it, although when planning a trip I sometimes met with positive feedback from tourists. Phuket Zoo is a very small place, without delights. They contain a compact set of animals and birds, some of who are trained in all kinds of tricks, and of these tricks (often not the most fascinating) administration forms different shows. Generally, earn as they can and if you have been to such places, don’t go, nothing special. And if you have not been, or urgently need let off some steam for you – here you are.
The content of the article
- 1 Phuket Zoo
- 2 3 shows at the zoo
- 3 Oceanarium
- 4 Information to visit
- 5 On the map and how to get
I myself was heading to the zoo with the worst expectations, because reviews about it are dominated by negative. And the beasts are supposedly bad here, and the building here is old-tired, and the show is dull, well, and a number of others criticism of the sights. However, in practice everything was not so bad. In my opinion, Phuket Zoo is quite an attraction, just here with what to compare it. If you looked in zoos like Khao Kaew under Pattaya or Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, then you will not be interested here. But if you are still were not in the big Thai zoos, then in principle “just once” here it is quite possible to come with a child, you must go somewhere for beasts.
Phuket Zoo is located on the territory of medium size which can be bypassed in twenty minutes if you just pass walking past the cells. Well, or you spend about an hour, if you decide to feed all the animals in turn. Inside the zoo many cages with birds. I do not remember their names, but there are cells so much that it would be impossible to remember even if desired.
There is also a separate Bird Park – a huge grid with a path inside. and there created a single space for the birds that are on arm’s distance from you, and if you like, you can get close closer – they are not shy at all. Of the animals presented: crocodiles, a pair of bears, tigers, two species of deer, monkeys, small such as lemurs, sheep, horse, elephants.
Entrance to Phuket Zoo
3 shows at the zoo
In total, Phuket Zoo shows three animal shows: monkeys, crocodiles, and elephants. Performances pass one after another, with a break of fifteen minutes, but in general, each The show is held as many as three times a day. So, in order to optimize vacation time, it makes sense to you to come to the beginning of the first show view them all at once and immediately. And then walk around the zoo, which in total will give an extra two hours to visit. The territory is green, pleasant, paths, ponds, flower beds, animal figures for photos on memory, in short – a pleasant walk.
What can you say about the show? It’s all “Thai”, exotic, boring, nothing special, but children usually like it. The most weak, as it seemed to me – this is a monkey show. Monkeys just walk with tablets and perform simple primitive tricks like riding a bike with an umbrella, such a plan. With a little crocodile more interesting, but also – a sample action, like all the same show, with standard tail dragging and head sticking fall They will take money from you, for example, and roll them up put them in the mouth of a crocodile. At the same time, the demonstrated shamanism they even comment on the microphone for the audience, but in Thai, so for foreigners the secret of the disappearance of their money remains a secret.
The show with elephants, perhaps – the most interesting of all, probably because elephants are big, smart and funny. Elephants perform different tricks with balls and hoops, and in the climax of the performance goes neatly between tourists, without stepping on anyone’s feet.
Show with crocodiles
Show with elephants
There is also an aquarium in Phuket Zoo. Quite simple but there are fish, turtles are found, any other animal. AT The aquarium has two floors and each has about 15 aquariums. Nothing much, worse Phuket Aquarium, but you can see. Personally, I really liked the entrance to the aquarium – through the concrete mouth crocodile
Information to visit
Opening hours: from 8:30 to 18, and the time of the visit is better podgadvat under the show, otherwise there will be nothing to do. Happy Phuket Zoo it’s hot and it’s better to come to the first shows. People in the season is not very a lot, there is no crowd. There is a separate dolphinarium nearby.
Adult ticket now costs 1500 baht, per child – 1200 baht, which is very dofiga for such a zoo. When I visited, the price was 2 times less and it is even less. Considering that up the zoo still need to take a taxi back and forth, the price tag will be released space.
Excursion “Animal World of Phuket” →
In my opinion, it is better to take a tour of the “Animal World of Phuket” (or similar to it) for less money than the entrance to this zoo and see immediately: Dolphinarium, Bird Park, Crocodile Show and very beautiful bot garden. A much richer program will come out and Great for kids.
If you go to the zoo, do not rush to buy a ticket. child, first measure his height along the ruler at the entrance. There is a chance save if the growth does not reach the centimeter taxed by the MZD. WITH you can walk quite comfortably around the zoo, but not all bridge paths. Shows are included in the ticket price.
Prices for photos with animals (tiger, eagle, parrot, elephants) – 300 baht. Feed the animal – 20 baht. If the price was a little a smaller one, the zoo would have more good reviews. Because by the standards of Phuket, the price is normal, but in comparison with others zoos price tag is clearly overstated.
From the bridges across the pond, stairs are laid, but along these bridges it is not necessary to walk if you are with a pram. By the way, on the territory there is a Thai cafe (Food Court), but because of the smell of animals I’m there I did not eat.
Schedule show at the zoo Phuket
On the map and how to get
Located near Phuket Town, between Chalong Beach and town. If you live in the south of the island, then go with Kata and Karon 20 minutes, if no traffic jams, with Patong longer.
The easiest way to ride a rented vehicle or take excursion for the sake of transfer, which will also come out as if go. If you travel by public transport, then you will hesitate
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