Filled with bright lights, lively music, and colorful performances, you’ll never have a dull night on this island. With a wide range of entertainment venues and shows, each night in Phuket will be one unforgettable experience after another.
Here are the top 4 night entertainments in Phuket:
#1 Phuket Fantasea Show
(suitable for kids and adults)
Considered to be the Disneyland of South East Asia, the Phuket FantaSea Show is the ultimate theme park in Thailand. This 140-acre theme complex is packed with activities and entertainment for people of all ages. This theme park has everything from a carnival village, to all the best shopping outlets, to a Las Vegas-like theatrical show as the main highlight of the park. The theater is a 4000-seat stadium that hosts the biggest show on the island. Over 100 performers sing, dance, and perform acrobatic shows on stage, complete with animals and even performing elephants. Inspired by Thailand’s rich and exotic heritage, the main event is a spectacular cultural show that mustn’t be missed. The park also plays host to the biggest buffets in Asia, with international and authentic Thai food.
#2 Siam Niramit Phuket
(kid-friendly but suitable for adults)
If you want to know the history of Thailand, watch the Siam Niramit Phuket cultural show with over 150 dazzling performers on a state-of-the-art theater. The first act of the show tells audiences of how Siam became the crossroads of civilizations in the region, while the second act relates how karma binds the Thai people, and the last act shows how religious ceremony earn Thais their merit in life. Though it can be hard to follow the story, the extravagant and spectacular stage design, music, and costumes are a delight to the senses. A buffet with authentic Thai and international cuisine follows the 70-minute show, and other facilities such as a miniature village exhibit and places for shopping are also found within the complex.
#3 Simon Cabaret Show
(suitable for adults)
The Simon Cabaret Show is the biggest transvestite show on the island. Also known as the LadyBoy show, transvestites from all over the country and from around the world perform on stage for one hour of lip syncing. Tourists mostly watch the show out of curiosity but many find the performances extremely entertaining. It’s a lip syncing show of the most popular songs from around the world, and one of the show’s most entertaining features are the costumes and the ladyboys themselves – who have been rated as extremely gorgeous. Prepare to be amazed and let your imaginations fly.
#4 Muay Thai Boxing Show
(suitable for kids and adults)
Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport and combats occur every night of the week on Phuket. There are several venues all over the island that range from small bar combats with amateurs to big combats in stadiums with professional fighters. Also called the martial art of 8 limbs, fighters get to use all parts of their body except for the head – making it a ferocious and sometimes vicious form of entertainment. An interesting category for Muay Thai combats are the Europeans vs. Thais, when Europeans who come to the island and train get to fight with the locals who have been fighting for decades. Though the former aren’t so graceful, they make up for it with passion and this is where the fights get interesting for most spectators.
The island of Phuket offers more than just spectacular beaches and parties. The island is also home to a number of cultural shows that represent the history, and the excellently-preserved culture of this beautiful country – Thailand.