Shows in PhuketWith bars lined on either side of every city street, pumping out loud bass music as the sun goes down, it's no secret that Phuket has a vivid and wildly entertaining nightlife; but for those who wish to step back from the crowded bars and overpriced cocktails, Phuket also offers a wide range of cultural performances and unique shows.
Most renowned are the vibrant and colorful Cabarets with their extravagant costumes, bright lights, and pounding sound systems. These shows are executed with such precision and grace, by the performers, it's hard to remember you are watching lady-boys.
Similar to the Cabarets are the ever-popular Thai arts and cultural shows held nightly at Siam Niramit and Phuket Fantasea. While they boast the same striking costumes and visual effects, these performances focus more on Phuket's rich culture and history.
Also well known on the island is the ancient practice of Muay Thai. You can find boxing arenas in virtually every city and village in Phuket! It's, therefore, no wonder this spectator sport has grown into one of Phuket's most sought after shows. With the large stadium on Bangla packed full every Friday night, this riveting display of action and skill sure entertains.
While flashy cabarets and boxing matches are great for an evening out, Phuket also offers several animal shows and performances. Open daily and family-oriented, these shows provide alternatives for visitors with small children or those just looking for fun. Places like Tiger Kingdom, Crocodile World, and Phuket Aquarium accommodate you with somewhere safe and entertaining for the whole family!