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Phuket Island Shows

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Phuket Island has no shortage of things to do and see while on vacation there. There are many activities, lots of entertainment, and countless shows available for all ages and interests. If you are planning a trip to Phuket Island, consider checking out one of these fascinating shows during your stay.

There are many entertaining animal shows that are perfect for families. The Phuket Zoo features many animal shows for a range of interests. The elephant show preformed at 10.30, 13.30, and 16.00 everyday features elephants doing balancing acts, dancing, racing and playing football. Audience member can feed the elephants after the show and pose with them for photos. The zoo also has monkey shows at 09.00, 12.00, 14.30, and 16.45 everyday. The monkey show features short tailed macaques doing tricks such as diving and playing ball, and doing simple math. The zoo's crocodile shows are held at 9.45, 12.45, 15.15, and 17.30 every day. The crocodile show demonstrates the skill and fearlessness of the trainers as they wrangle crocodiles and even put their heads in the crocodile's mouths.

The Phuket Snake Farm is located near the Simon Cabaret in Patong. The shows held there are educational and entertaining as the audience is taught about snakes and snake charmers do tricks including kissing a king cobra on the head. Shows at the Phuket Snake Farm are held at 10.30, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, and 17.00 everyday.

If animal shows are not your thing, there are plenty of shows geared for grown ups on Phuket Island. There many cabaret shows on Phuket Island, the most famous being the Simon Cabaret. Patong has many bars that offer cabaret shows as well, and at night many of these bars have transvestite shows.

If you are looking for shows that are a little more tame than cabaret but still want to experience Thai dancing, the Sphinx Restaurant and Theater in Patong has live shows with Thai dance, comedy, and Broadway hits. The Sphinx also has its own dance troupe, the Pharaohs who put on a very lively and entertaining dance show.

Phuket Orchid Garden & Thai Village also has many shows for a variety of tastes. You can see traditional Thai dance, boxing, elephant shows and sword fighting. No matter what type of shows you like, there is a show for you on Phuket Island.

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2010