Phuket Zoo - my review, prices, photos and show schedule

Slightly battered, not the biggest in Thailandzoo, whose main task is to distract your children from you for a couple of hours. Adults here are unlikely to enjoy it, although when planning a trip I sometimes met with positive reviews from tourists. Phuket Zoo is a very small place, with no frills. They contain a compact set of animals and birds, some of which are trained in all sorts of tricks, and from these tricks (often not the most fascinating), the administration forms different shows. In general, they earn as much as they can and if you have already been to such establishments, then do not go - nothing special. And if you have not been, or urgently need to let off steam guys - you here.

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Phuket Zoo

I myself was heading to the zoo with the worstexpectations, because reviews about it are dominated by negative ones. And the beasts are supposedly bad here, and the building here is old-tired, and the show is dull, and a number of other criticisms of the sights. However, in reality, everything was not so bad. In my opinion, Phuket Zoo is quite an attraction, just looking at what you compare it with. If you looked in zoos like Khao Kaew under Pattaya or Dusit Zoo in Bangkokthen you will not be interested. But if you have not yet been in a large Thai zoos, then in principle “for once” here it is quite possible to come with a child, you must go somewhere for the beasts.

Phuket Zoo is located on the territorymedium size, which can be bypassed in twenty minutes, if you just walk walking past the cells. Well, or you will spend about an hour, if you decide to feed all the animals in turn. Inside the zoo are many cages with birds. I do not remember their names, but there are so many cells there that it would not have been possible to remember even if desired.

There is also a separate Bird Park - a huge grid withpath inside and there created a single space for the birds, which are at arm's length from you, and if you wish, you can get close and closer - they are not shy at all. Animals include: crocodiles, a pair of bears, tigers, two species of deer, monkeys, small types of lemurs, sheep, horse, elephants.

Entrance to Phuket Zoo

Entrance to Phuket Zoo

Phuket Zoo

Phuket Zoo

3 shows at the zoo

Just in Phuket Zoo show three animalsshow: with monkeys, with crocodiles, and with elephants. Performances are held one after another, with a break of fifteen minutes, and in general, each show is held as many as three times a day. So, in order to optimize the holiday time, it makes sense for you to come to the beginning of the first show and 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 a memory photo, in short - a pleasant walk.

What can you say about the show ... It's all“In Thai” is exotic, boring, nothing special, but children usually like it. The weakest, it seemed to me - this is a monkey show. Monkeys just go with tablets and perform simple primitive tricks, such as riding a bike with an umbrella, such a plan. With crocodiles a bit more interesting, but also - the action is sample, it seems like all the same shows, with the standard pulling the tail and sticking the head into the mouth. They will take money from you, for example, and folding them into a tube will put them in the crocodile's mouth. At the same time, the demonstrated shamanism is even commented on the microphone for the audience, but in Thai, so that for foreigners the secret of the disappearance of their money remains a secret.

The show with elephants, perhaps - the most interesting ofall, probably because the elephants are big, smart and funny. Elephants perform various tricks with balls and hoops, and at the climax of the performance walks carefully between tourists, without stepping on anyone’s feet.

Monkey Show

Monkey Show

Show with crocodiles

Show with crocodiles

Show with elephants

Show with elephants

Oceanarium

There is also an aquarium in Phuket Zoo. Very simple, but the fish are there, turtles are found, every other animal. There are two floors in the aquarium and on each of them about 15 aquariums. Nothing worse Phuket aquariumbut you can see. Personally, I really liked the entrance to the aquarium - through the crocodile's concrete maw.

Information to visit

Opening hours: 8:30 to 18, and the time of the visit is better podgadvat under the show, otherwise there will be nothing to do there. It is hot in Phuket Zoo in the afternoon, and it is better to come to the first shows. People in the season is not very much, there is no crowd. There is a separate dolphinarium nearby.

An adult ticket now costs 1,500 baht, onchild - 1,200 baht, which is very dofiga for such a zoo. When I visited, the price was 2 times less and it is even less. Given that before the zoo still need to take a taxi back and forth, the price tag will be space.

Phuket Animal Kingdom Tour>

In my opinion, it is better to take a tour "AnimalPhuket’s world (or something similar) 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 is perfect for children.

If you go to the zoo, take your timeTo buy a ticket to a child, first measure his height along the ruler at the entrance. There is a chance to save, if the growth does not reach centimeter taxed by MDZA. With a stroller on the zoo, you can walk quite comfortably, but not along all the footpaths. 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 less, then the zoo would have more good reviews. Because by the standards of Phuket, the price is normal, but in comparison with other zoos, the price tag is clearly too high.

From the bridges across the pond there are stairs, but bythese bridges do not have to walk, if you are with a pram. By the way, the territory has a Thai cafe (Food Court), but because of the smell of animals, I did not eat there.

Schedule show at the zoo Phuket

Schedule show at the zoo Phuket

On the map and how to get

Located near Phuket Town, between Chalong Beach and the town. If you live in the south of the island, then with Kata and Karona drive for 20 minutes, if without traffic jams, with Patong longer.

The easiest way is to drive a rented vehicle or take a tour for the sake of transfer, which will also come out as if you were driving yourself. If you travel by public transport, you will hesitate.

Zoo (Phuket zoo)

Zoo (Phuket zoo)
Went here with the worst expectations, because the reviews prevail about him are bad, but everything turned out to be in fact not so bad. For the sake of children once you can go.
More about the zoo.

Went here with the worst expectations, because the reviews prevail about him are bad, but everything turned out to be in fact not so bad. For the sake of children once you can go. More about the zoo.

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