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“A good Cultural Experience”
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Phuket FantaSea
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Phuket Fantasea (Show Only)
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Kamala
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Owner description: This cultural theme park is divided into three sections: shopping in the Festival village, dining in the Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant and Vegas-style entertainment in the Palace of the Elephants.
Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is my First Review on Trip Advisor. I recently visited Phuket and decided to see this Show. It was really amazing. A good cultural experience. I loved the Thai music and songs played in this show. The acrobatics was good too. The show comprises of a lot of things starting from Elephants, Sets, Magic show, Acrobatics, etc. The magic show seemed pretty repetitive of what most magic shows would have and there was nothing great about it. The number of elephants used in the show is amazing and although it makes a good sight to view them performing I felt it was too much work for them.

The costumes used in the show are amazing and that's what really makes the show worth watching along with the Thai music and songs. The decoration & lighting at the palace of the elephants theater is also good and overall you can have a good time taking pictures and having fun going around the large area.

The show is also well organized with minimal or no chaos. But I sincerely feel that the popularity of the show solely rests on the elephants and they way they perform or are made to perform. Most Animal lovers may probably be against this show.

3  Thank Aniket S
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

I really enjoyed the phuket fantasea. It was great and very traditional to Thai culture it was amazing to see all those elephants and animals in the show. I enjoyed and recommend that you must do it whenever you're in Phuket. There also a lot of cool and interesting souvenirs to but from the souvenir shop and there many carnival games that you can play there is also a place where can can feed a baby tiger cub of an baby elephant and take a picture.

Thank rohitlexus
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Nice experience for our family (2 girls 8 and 15). Great show, arrive at least 30mins (upto 60) before the show and enjoy the stalls and amusements. Show was very good, kids enjoyed and well worth a visit.

Thank slox
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

It is an amazing show there are elephants.And the dancing is really nice.It is very traditional.But the show starts late and most kids fall asleep.

Thank Turboadvisor
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

With some planning and prior knowledge, I would have enjoyed it more. It wasn't all bad, but I guess there was an amount of disappointment, both in the show and the 'park'.

After seeing 'Siam Niramit' in Bangkok, once with my mother and again with my partner, I was expecting something spectacular. If you haven't seen 'Siam Niramit', I suggest you do. 'FantaSea' is touted as a similar experience, which it is, but not to the same standard. They may have more elephants, acrobats bouncing above and a love duet, but it didn't reach the heights of 'Niramit'.

In Bangkok, 'Siam Niramit' isn't so much of a 'trap'. Here, you are brought to the 'Park' at least 2 hours before show time. I thought this was time enough to eat (as I had booked the dinner and show package), but no, you eat after the show. The 2 hours are to shop. Sure, there are some 'attractions', but the majority is shopping. So by the time you get to see the show, you may not be in the right mindset. I certainly wasn't. But even with the long lead time, the show is a big and bold. While they mess up what little story there is with a magic act (I don't know why either), it is not everyday you see that many people, that many elephants, plus chickens, goats, etc. on stage.

My suggestion is to get your own way there, with an hour before showtime. Enough to look around, get a drink, go through the long and 'even more opportunity for you to spend money' entrance to the actual show, then sit and watch. Then take the transport back to your hotel or somewhere nice and eat. The dinner in the 'largest dining hall in history' wasn't bad, but you can do better.

Thank Ross J
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