Dubbed the Pearl of the South, Phuket is one of the world's most famous beach destinations.Thailand's largest and most visited island, the hot spot revolves around and thrives on tourism yet retains a spark of the real Thailand. Here are some of the best ways to spend three days in Phuket.
Siam Niramit Phuket
55/81 Moo 5, Chalermprakiet Rd, Phuket
Long before the performance starts, the cultural park around the Siam Niramit theater comes alive. Stroll the Thai Village, with its traditional wooden houses, to see live demonstrations of crafts from silk-making to weaving and rice preparation. Alternatively, rent costumes for a photoshoot, watch a dance performance or Muay Thai demonstration, or enjoy the light and fountain show.
Choose between silver, gold, and platinum seats for the performance: platinum seats are central and raised for the best views. Some packages include dinner at the theater’s great-value Thai and international buffet; others include transfers.
Things to know before you go
- Taking photos or video during the show is forbidden and staff members enforce this policy strictly.
- The buffet has plenty of vegetarian options, with alcoholic drinks available to purchase.
- There is a second Siam Niramit in Bangkok. Check the location when booking tickets.
- Be sure to stand when the Thai national anthem plays before the performance.
- Siam Niramit Phuket has 20 dedicated wheelchair spaces, as well as accessible parking, adapted bathrooms, and elevator access to the restaurant.
How to get there
Siam Niramit Phuket is on the outskirts of Phuket Town, about a 5-mile (8-kilometer) drive north of Phuket Old Town. There’s no public transportation and most travelers will find it easier to book a ticket package that includes transfers than to self-drive Phuket at night.
When to get there
Phuket’s Siam Niramit show runs every night of the week but Tuesday. Doors open for pre-show fun in the late afternoon, while the performance starts in the evening. Arrive well before the show to make the most of the other activities.
The Siam Niramit Story
The visuals and music are spectacular enough that you don’t need to follow the Siam Niramit story in detail. But the first act introduces Thailand’s four main regions, with their different cultures, costumes, and traditions; the second explores the mystical three worlds of Thai Buddhism, complete with floating angels; and the third reenacts key Thai festivals, such as the Songkran (New Year) water fight and Loy Krathong lantern festival.
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