Phuket Fantasea Show in Kamala Beach

Phuket Fantasea Show in Kamala Beach
Phuket Fantasea Show in Kamala Beach
4.1 (81 votes)

Phuket Fantasea Show

Hugely popular since decades, the Phuket Fantasea live show involves dozen dancers and performers together with a dozen adult elephants. This massive show is set on the ground of an immense theme park located in Kamala Beach. After almost twenty years, the Phuket Fantasea show is still going strong, welcoming million visitors each year. Tourists from around the world come to admire a dazzling performance narrating the legend of Kamala, which in this story is a jungle with a mythical palace surrounded by elephants.

Suvannamaccha Mermaid at Phuket Fantasea in Kamala Beach
Suvannamaccha Mermaid at Phuket Fantasea in Kamala Beach

The Phuket Fantasea park is immense and is designed to keep you entertained for several hours before the show with plenty of pavilions with shops and shops and more shops plus some coffee shops. A couple of fun fairs will keep the kids amused and you might even win a couple of stuffed animals. Of curse your have to pay for the games (on top of the entrance fee) and the prize is probably cheaper than the game but you get the bragging rights.

The entire park is beautifully crafted, designed around Thai myths and legends theme, offering endless photo and selfies opportunities. The restaurant and the main building where the show is performance are particularly impressive.

Real Elephants are part of the Phuket Fantasea Show
Real Elephants are part of the Phuket Fantasea Show

Dinner at Golden Kinaree Restaurant

Past a dozen bright colorful ships, we reached the main plaza where the Golden Kinaree restaurant resembles a large golden temple. The dinner is optional but we decided to give it a try so we could write about it. Passed the doors, we just froze for a second… We never saw such humongous dining room in our entire life! A room capable of hosting 4,000 seats is bigger than a soccer field! Golden Kinaree Restaurant is well decorated and the buffet is acceptable, but it is everything you can think of except intimate. It might be better to enjoy a nice dinner in one of the many good restaurants nearby in Kamala Beach before coming to the Fantasea Phuket show.

The Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant
The Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant

About the Fantasea Phuket Show

Then it was time for the show and the crowd rushed to the theater. Even though seats are reserved in advance, there is always an urge to get in front of the queue… everyone lines up between ropes leading to a counter where you need to deposit cameras and videos. Phuket Fantasea has always been very strict on that and I never managed to get that authorization to shoot inside the theater itself, sorry!

The immense theater can accommodate 3,000 persons, so if you get really bad luck and end up in a back seat or worse on the second floor, the elephants will look as big as frogs in the far. Get yourself a ‘Gold Seat’! It’s not that much more and you get to be closer.

Phuket Fantasea Theater seen from outside
Phuket Fantasea Theater seen from outside

The show starts with a caravan of massive elephants walking through the audience, followed by performers in Thai costumes. This is very impressive and surreal, and maybe the this opening might be the best part of the show. Once they reach the stage the show starts in a great display of sound and light effects.

The show narrates the history of Kamala, but I suspect nobody gets it past the first narration. It’s well rehearsed, actors, dancers and acrobats perform smoothly, the flying Thai angels and the acrobats spinning above the audience’s head get all the attention. A bit of magic show with two scary clowns coming straight out of a Stephen King novel didn’t seem to have anything do with Thai myths, but we know that front stage performance allows the set to be changed behind closed curtains! 🙂

Entrance to the Fantasea Phuket Show
Entrance to the Fantasea Phuket Show

Some dances enacting traditional events followed by battles scenes ended with the return of the elephants for a ‘circus looking’ scene that was a bit disturbing. For the grand finally, where the good guy rescues the princess. The audience is happy and cheering, but my favorite part were the bunch of real trained chickens run in a neat line across the stage…. how do they do that?

Golden Kinaree restaurant
Golden Kinaree restaurant

Phuket Fantasea is a pretty good show and overall a good attraction park, a bit ‘mass tourism’ maybe. Kids will love the colorful game zones and the brightly lit buildings, adults might be more impressed by the massive temples and the elephants (some are standing by the restaurant for a photo or for a short ride, but riding elephants isn’t cool anymore).

Phuket Fantasea Prices

Show only : 1,800 baht – Child (4 – 12 yr) 1,800 baht
Show plus buffet dinner: 2,200 baht – Child 2,000
Transfer from any hotel in Phuket: 300 baht.
Gold Seat extra charge: 300 baht, but you are a lot closer to the stage
Phuket Fantasea is closed on Thursdays

Fantasea Amusement Park
Fantasea Amusement Park

Phuket Fantasea Map



Written by

Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 23 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run 2 blogs: Phuket101.net and BangkokUndercover.com, I also manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including Phuket.com, Bangkok.com and Bali-Indonesia.com

The Best FOOD Stuff
  10 Most Romantic Restaurants
  10 Best Local Restaurants
  10 Best Seafood Restaurants
  10 Great Thai Dishes
  10 Phuket Typical Dishes
  10 Best Classic Thai Dishes
  10 Hardcore Thai Food

The Best EXPLORER Stuff
  14 Hidden Beaches of Phuket
  15 Islands Near Phuket
  18 Nicest Mansions in Phuket
  13 Viewpoints in Phuket
  10 Things to See Off the Beaten Track
  10 Most Quiet Beaches of Phuket

The FUN Stuff
  16 Things to Do with Kids
  10 Ways to Party in Patong
   10 Best Rooftop Bars
   7 Night Clubs
  10 Romantic Things to Do in Phuket
  10 Reasons Why We Can't Leave Thailand

The USEFUL Stuff
  10 Questions People Always Ask
  10 Mistakes People Do on First Trip
  13 Tips to Save Money
  12 Things to Do on Small Budget
  10 Quick Facts about Phuket

The WEATHER Stuff
  10 Things to Do When It Rains
  What To Expect in Low Season
   7 Beaches for Low Season

The TOTALLY SILLY Stuff
  13 Really Weird Things in Phuket
  10 Tips to Spot a Ladyboy
   10 Insects for Gourmets
  10 Clues you have been in Phuket TOO LONG!
  10 Cheap Fun Things to Do in Phuket

USEFUL

Phuket Airport: Things to Know
Phuket Weather
Phuket Event Calendar (NEW!)
How to Pronounce Phuket

35 BEACHES OF PHUKET
Patong Beach ☆☆☆
Kata Beach☆☆
Karon Beach ☆☆
Kamala Beach ☆☆
Nai Harn Beach ☆☆
Kata Noi Beach ☆☆
Laem Singh Beach (now closed) ☆ ☆
Bang Tao Beach
Mai Khao Beach
Surin Beach
Nai Yang Beach
Naithon Beach
Rawai Beach

HIDDEN BEACHES
Freedom Beach ☆☆
Paradise Beach
Banana Beach ☆☆
Ya Nui Beach ☆☆
Ao Yon Beach
Ao Sane Beach
Tri Trang Beach
Panwa Beach

15 ISLANDS NEAR PHUKET
Similan Islands ☆☆☆
Phi Phi Islands NEW!
Bon Island
Coral Island
Khai Islands
Racha Island
James Bond Island
Koh Panyee

BEST THINGS TO DO IN PHUKET
12 Things to Do When it RAINS
John Gray Sea Canoe ☆☆☆
Phang Nga Bay ☆☆☆
Buddha Cave in Phang Nga
Phuket Town Walking Map
Thalang Road - Old Phuket Town ☆☆
Phuket Walking Street ☆☆
Simon Cabaret Show ☆☆
Phuket Fantasea ☆☆
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Upside Down House
Kao Rang Hill
Phuket Aquarium

10 PHUKET VIEWPOINTS
Big Buddha ☆☆
Karon Viewpoint (Kata Viewpoint) ☆☆
Wassa Homemade Bar ☆☆
Windmill Viewpoint
Black Rock Viewpoint ☆☆
Samet Nangshe Viewpoint ☆☆
Promthep Cape Viewpoint
Panwa Viewpoint
After Beach Bar

PHUKET WATERFALLS
Bangpae Waterfall
Kathu Waterfalls
Tonsai Waterfalls

PHUKET MUSEUMS
Baan Chinpracha
Phuket Mining Museum
Thai Hua Museum

TEMPLES of PHUKET
7 Buddha Postures for 7 Days
Big Buddha ☆☆
Wat Chalong ☆☆
Buddha Cave in Phang Nga
Wat Kao Rang and Sitting Buddha
Wat Phra Thong
Shrine of The Serene Light

NIGHTLIFE
10 Tips to Spot a Ladyboy
10 Ways to PARTY in Patong
Simon Cabaret Show
Paradise Complex
Party Drinks in Phuket
Phuket Fantasea
Rock City Patong

PHUKET BEACH CLUBS
Cafe Del Mar ☆☆
Catch Beach Club
Dream Beach Club
Kudo Beach Club
HQ Beach Lounge
Iguana Beach Club
Xana Beach Club

INSIDE GO GO BARS (HOT)
Suzy Wongs A Go Go (HOT)
Devil's Playground (HOT)
Diablo A Go Go
Exotica A Go Go
Harem A Go Go (NEW)
Rock Hard A Go Go

SOI BANGLA ROAD
Soi Seadragon (HOT)

PHUKET NIGHT CLUBS
Illuzion Phuket
White Room
Seduction Phuket
Tiger Club

SHOPPING
Central Festival Phuket
JungCeylon Shopping Mall ☆☆☆
Phuket Price Check

PHUKET NIGHT MARKETS
Chillva Night Market ☆☆☆ NEW!
Phuket Walking Street ☆☆
Phuket Weekend Market
Phuket Indy Market

PHUKET MARKETS
Banzaan Market ☆☆☆
Phuket Amulet Market

EVENTS & FESTIVALS
Loy Krathong
Songkran
Patong Gay Festival
Vegetarian Festival

SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Diving in Phuket NEW!
Thai Boxing Training
Wake Park
Dino Park Mini Golf
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Go Kart
Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay
Phuket Tree Adventures
Spas and Massages
Splash Jungle Water Park
Surf House Kata Beach
Surf House Patong
White Water Rafting

INFORMATION
Phuket AIRPORT: Things to Know
Phuket Travel Tips and FAQs
10 Quick Facts about Phuket
Phuket FAQs
Driving and Renting a Bike or a Car
Phuket Price Check
Phuket Map - with all locations
Bangkok Blog

HOTELS & RESORTS
21 GREAT HOTELS IN PHUKET

MAI KHAO & NORTH PHUKET
Sala Phuket Resort
Renaissance Phuket Resort
Banyan Tree Phuket
Hyatt Regency Phuket
Maikhao Dreams
Pullman Arcadia Naithon Phuket
Phuket Marriott Nai Yang
The Slate Phuket NEW!
Trisara Villas
TwinPalms Phuket

BEST HOTELS IN PATONG
Amari Phuket Resort Holiday Inn Phuket
Kalima Resort
Phuket Graceland NEW!
Le Meridien Phuket
Novotel Phuket Resort
The Kee Resort
Impiana Cabana
Swissotel Patong

BEST HOTELS IN KATA BEACH
Kata Rocks
The Shore at Kata Thani
Katathani Beach Resort
Mom Tri's Villa Royale

KARON BEACH
Movenpick Resort
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket NEW!

PHUKET TOWN
Westin Siray Bay Resort
Novotel Phuket Phokeethra
Little Nyonya

ISLAND RESORTS
Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi
The Racha

BEST RESTAURANTS in PHUKET

MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS
La Gritta at Amari Phuket
Wok Pagoda NEW!
Da Maurizio
360 at Pavilions
Mom Tri's Kitchen
Pan Yaah Restaurant
Tunk Ka Cafe
Gaetana Italian Restaurant
Blue Elephant
Panwa House at Cape Panwa

10 BEST LOCAL AND THAI RESTAURANTS
Mor Mu Dong Restaurant
Pang Prai Restaurant
Kan Eang 2 Seafood
Kan Eang @ Pier
One Chun
Kaab Gluay
Raya House
Tunk Ka Cafe
Paknam Seafood
Suay Restaurant
Kru Suwit Restaurant
Thanoon Seafood
Osha Phuket
MORE PHUKET RESTAURANTS

STORIES
8 Sunset Photo Tips
Phuket Funniest Photos
Phuket Tsunami