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  • Fantasea, Phuket, Thailand
    Fantasea, Phuket, Thailand
    by TrendsetterME
  • Fantasea, Phuket, Thailand
    Fantasea, Phuket, Thailand
    by TrendsetterME
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    The Palace of the Elephants
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  • A Summer Evening at FantaSea in Phuket

    by debamalya Written Nov 17, 2014

    We spent a wonderful summer vacation this year in the month of May at Phuket. We heard a lot about the picturesque splendour of the small town of Kamla & the serene tranquility of Kamala beach in Phuket. We were two small families of close friends & comprised a small group of 6 people. So we searched a list of Phuket villas for rent & booked the villa Baan Nakavin through the local travel & property rental agency of LivePhuket.com.
    Kamala is less developed compared to other famous ones such as Patong, Surin, Karon. But it is the address of Phuket’s most famous theme park FantaSea, a heaven for children & their parents. Prior to our arrival, we had booked tickets through our travel agent as it is hard to find one during the peak season of summer vacation. We booked the Privacy Package among one of the 4 Hospitality Packages offered by the theme park.
    Fantasy of the Kingdom is the biggest show of the Park. I loved the whole story spinned by them. A perfect blend of Thai tradition & modern state of the art techniques. The story revolved around the journey of a young Thai boy & a young Thai girl. My son became a huge fan of Iyara, the elephant gifted with magical powers & Hanuman, the street smart king of the monkeys. The auditorium erupted with roar of applause as Tossakan, the king of giants having 10 heads was defeated at last.
    The Palace of Elephants was amazing. We saw some 40 elephants there, well trained & well mannered. The next big thing that we saw was The Tiger Jungle Adventure, a splendid theatrical safari, unfolding many local legends & mythical stories. While strolling through the Palace court, we were enthralled by the songs of mythical birds- use of an amazing audio technique.
    We wanted to satiate our taste buds through trying our hands at some mouth watering spread of traditional Thai cuisines. So we took a turn towards Suriyama Seafood Buffet Restaurant. We went for the luxury buffet fare called the Golden Sun. Lip smacking spicy garlic & pepper shrimp, Thai style shrimp & crab fried rice were delicious.
    Shopaholics like me will find a lot of interesting things to do here like buying locally made silk scarves, ivory jewelry pieces & souvenirs at the streets of The Carnival Village. FantaSea has to offer a thing or more to everyone. I think that no one would feel bored here.

    Phuket is a paradise for the beach fanatics & Kamala is a beautiful & serene beloved of a lonely heart. Beach enthusiasts will really enjoy Phuket. No boring resort visits but there are so many options of outdoor activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, water skiing, kayaking in the rivers, trekking, cycling etc. Phuket will stay in our hearts for a long time.

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    Fantasea, Phuket, Thailand ...

    by TrendsetterME Written Mar 1, 2012

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    Phuket Fantasea is culture night time entertainment theme park on the Kamala Beach. The park features numerous attractions and adventure into Thailand’s ancient culture and realm of myths. Charming and beautiful classical dances from Thailand’s various regions play a prominent part in the variety of shows presented.

    Phuket Fantasea is the award-winning, Las Vegas-style production spectacle colorfully blending the beauty of Thai culture with magical illusions, 4-D effects, aerial ballet, acrobatics, pyrotechnics, special effects, exciting stunts and elephant performances featuring over 44 elephants, all into one unforgettably unique theatrical experience guaranteed to delight visitors of all ages.

    Besides the show at the evening, I recommend to allow urself about 2-3 hours to hang around, and enjoy the area in the park ... Full of attractions and has a very yummy Seafood Buffet, very worth to pay for it ... Strongly recommendable ... :)

    Fantasea, Phuket, Thailand Fantasea, Phuket, Thailand
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    Fantasea

    by Cathy&Gary Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We have been to Fantasea 4 times now and that is enough.

    If friends are with us on holiday then they can go on their own.

    Anyway it is well worth going to Phuket Fantasea, it is a 140acre theme park, with loads of activities and entertainment, a festival village with carnivals, games, handicrafts and shopping, plenty of things to blow your money on.

    The Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant is a 4,000-seat restaurant with a buffet of Thai and international foods, plus some great desserts.

    The one and a half hour show is fantastic, great sound and light effects, (even if the story is hard to follow at times) and suitable for all ages.

    If you are there low season and there are a few of you it works out cheaper to take a tuk yuk there and back and buy your tickets at the park.

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    Elephant extravaganza

    by lindyz Updated Oct 4, 2010

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    There are several "must see" attractions in Phuket, and I would say that Phuket Fantasea is one of them. This is the second time Ive seen the show, and I would never tire of watching it.

    Its difficult to describe this show - its a mix of acrobatics, humour, dancing, culture and animals, all rolled into one very enjoyable performance. You are not allowed to take photos inside the Palace of the Elephants, in fact you are not even allowed to take your camera inside, you have to leave it in a safety deposit box and collect it after the show.

    There are also many things to do and see outside the Palace, so please allow probably at least an hour before the show commences. Shows run nightly at 9.00pm apart from Thursday nights and the cost ranges from 1400bt to about 1750bt. We paid 1400bt each for our tickets and then upgraded to gold seat when we arrived for an extra 250bt each.

    Entrance to Phuket Fantasea The super crazy fish! Frank with one of the dudes dressed up The Palace of the Elephants Very funny toilets!

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    fantasea truly a fantasy

    by adyw Written Mar 8, 2010

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    This is very commercialised but of course you have to see it. The show was wonderful with all the adult elephants and the baby elephants too. It was like Alice in Wonderland with all the different places to see. When you come out from the show there are baby/young elephants waiting to greet everyone, they were so beautiful, I couldn't drag my husband away from the baby elephants and they were rewarded with food for their tricks and they were like dogs, they really enjoyed the interaction with the humans.
    The meal was tasty too.

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    Elephants and more!

    by tanamay Updated Jul 4, 2008

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    If you travel to Phuket with kids don't miss the Phuket FantaSea theme park. There is a big fishpond by the entrance and feeding them is fun. Inside the theme park are rides, shops, souvenirs, games, restaurant and the main attraction is the elephant show at the Palace of the Elephants theater.

    Usually the shows start at late afternoon or nights. Photography and video recording are prohibited in the show and cameras, video recorder including mobile phone with camera are supposed to be checked in at the Camera counter as you enter the theater proper. The problem is the long queue to claim your camera after the show. Maybe it is better to hide your camera and declare you have no camera - but they are checking bags!

    After the camera counter are lots of live & still mannequins for photo op (they will take your picture and you have to buy from them after the show).

    The show is full of live elephants parading among the audience, going onto the stage (I think I counted 17 of them) then using them in telling the history of Kamala (that's what I think). There is a comedy/clown/magic act intermission which I think does no fit the show. Another intermission are trapeze/dance acts above your heads with lots of performers using reflective suits which are a sight to behold.

    Transfer to your hotel are available after each show and until midnight only. Outside of those times you can bargain with tuk-tuk drivers.

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    Dont bother

    by fachd Updated May 15, 2008

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    We went to Phuket Fantasea and it was very disappointing. The show was boring, the story was boring, and the choreography was corny. The only worth watching was the costume. The acrobatic was amateurish. I have seen street buskers perform better. At the Palace of the Elephant they try to give Las Vegas style theatrical entertainment and I think it fail miserably. It was freezing when we were watching the show, obviously they didn’t control the air conditioner. One consolation I do like the carnival atmosphere.

    I wouldn’t call coming here you will experience Thai culture, far from it. I wouldn’t bother wasting your money to go to Phuket Fantasea.

    If you want to see circus without using animal, well train acrobat, good music, good choreography wait till Cirque Du Soleil come to your town. We went to see Varekai Cirque Du soleil in Canberra, believe me the show in Phuket Fantasea is nothing compare to Varekai Cirque Du soleil.

    Hey this is only my opinion, go and see for yourself, see what you think.

    Tour East - Cost in Oct 2007: 1300 baht show only, 1700 baht show/dinner

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    Phuket Fantasea - Touristy But Loved It!

    by euli Written Feb 14, 2008

    Very touristy and "showy", but loved it! Great show for the kids... my daughter kept wanting to watch the show again and again, but we went once. The buffet is not anything special though... supposed to be the largest they claim, but not largest in variety of food offered, only largest room size perhaps. The standard of the food served was also just okay. Many of it was a little cold.

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    New kid on the block

    by touraco Updated Oct 24, 2007

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    This is the newest attraction in Phuket. Its like a mini carnival with games, restaurants, shopping and theatre.

    You can even go for elephant ride within the compound.

    Till end of October, a package costs 1880baht ( 1600 (show cum dinner) + 280 for round trip transfer) per pax. There are other packages as well.

    I heard the prices are going to increase 1 Nov 2007 onwards.

    You will be assigned table for the dinner, buffet spread is not impressive but good enough.

    The theatre is impressive although i must say the show is pretty ok.
    There seems to be a lack of coherence-ness between the storyline.

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    FantaSea DVD Video Guide

    by WSH80 Written Sep 11, 2007

    When collecting the tickets, I was asked by the staff whether I was interested to purchase their DVD video guide (with story book) for THB550 or just the story book for THB300. As we're not allowed to take any pictures/video in the theater, I bought the DVD video guide. They are also sold inside the Festival Village.

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    Phuket FantaSea Ticketing

    by WSH80 Written Sep 6, 2007

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    I guess this is probably the most luxurious-looking ticketing counter I've ever seen and been in my life. Friendly staff and good service. There are many counters with efficient staff. Basically, you don't even have to wait long for your turn. Just hand in your reservation details to the staff and it will be taken care of. If you originally had normal seats ticket, they will ask if you would like to upgrade your seat to gold seat with additional THB250 (subject to availability). Besides, they will also ask if you're interested to purchase the Phuket FantaSea DVD with Story Book (THB550) or Story Book without DVD (THB300). If you can't decide on the spot whether to purchase or not, don't worry. It's sold in Festival Village too.

    Notice my ticket has 2 numbers: C2 & S86. C2 is our dinner table (with the exact number of seats prepared) in Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant while S86 is my seat number in the show theater. I'm very impressed by their well arrangement. It's just so systematic and organized!

    The Very Luxurious-Looking Ticketing Counters The Very Luxurious-Looking Ticketing Counters Mini guide map at the back of the ticket Front of the ticket C2 - Our dinner table (very well organized!)
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    FantaSea - Ultimate Night Time Cultural Theme Park

    by WSH80 Updated Sep 6, 2007

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    This is a "must" for every first-time visitor to Phuket Island. It is simply a superb and amazing cultural theme park! You won't regret it. :-)

    As this is a very popular holiday destination in Phuket Island, I'd suggest you make advance online reservation before heading to Phuket. No payment/deposit is needed for the booking. You will only need to pay (by cash or major credit cards) when you go to collect your ticket. We had normal seats and the ticket costs THB1,600 per adult (THB1,200 per child) for show and buffet. I know it's expensive for some of us, but believe me, it's worth it! :-)

    The Entrance of Phuket FantaSea The Best Attraction Award Magic Mountain Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant... Stunning! Iyara Spectacular - Outdoor Light, Sound & Dance
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    Phuket FantaSea

    by austarman Updated Jul 29, 2007

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    The evening begins with a lavish all you can eat buffet followed by free time for,sideshows, elephant rides, shopping and looking around.
    After dinner you will be ushered into the "Temple of the elephants" for a award winning Las Vegas style show featuring over 30 elephants, aerial ballet and acrobatics.
    The Thai costumes and sets are great and the display of historical and cultural themes throughout the show will keep everyone entertained for sure.

    Me outside the dining hall Me outside Phuket FantaSea Palace of the Elephants, Phuket FantaSea Elephants together, FantaSea, Phuket. FantaSea dining hall
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    Fatansy Fantasea - Phuket

    by waqaspai Written Jul 25, 2007

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    On our second day at phuket we booked on the phuket fantasea show -

    It offers two types of packages-
    1 with dinner
    2 without dinner

    with dinner is a bit expensive -

    We chose the with dinner option and arrived early
    At the booking counter, we were asked which country we are from - and in the dinning room we were given the seat accordingly.

    We are from pakistan , so we were given a kosher section
    The food was good -
    The hall was was huge - It must be serving more than 2000 people at that time.

    After the dinner we had some time to look around
    the atmosphere was carnival like -
    with games , shows , and other eateries.

    The show was excellent -
    showing the cultural thailand -
    magic show
    and acrobat show -

    It was surely money worth

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    Must see cultural show!

    by Aquacraig Written Jun 24, 2007

    Phuket Fantasea will give you a night to remember when you visit here. You can take the dinner and show package or just see the show. The dinner and show package is quite nice as you sit down for a buffet before the show.
    This place is a night time theme park. Full of things to see at every turn. Get there early so you can enjoy it all.
    The cultural stage show after dinner is fantastic. The is a finale with 17 elephants on stage at once!

    The name says it all! Entrance to buffet dinner hall! Elephants everywhere!
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