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Phuket Zoo
Phuket Zoo
Phuket Zoo
Phuket Zoo is a private zoo. It is not supported by the government. The zoo opened in 1997. The zoo occupies an area of about 30 rai or 12 acres or 5 hectares. The winding paths shaded by many large fig trees (Ficus species) let you wander around in comfort for hours. Stands selling water and is a fun place to see a large collection of animal and reptiles such as lovely rabbits, birds, butterflies and more than 6,000 crocodiles.

In addition, animal performances such as clever elephants and monkeys make visitors enjoyed and amazed. Meanwhile, those get the exhilarated and exiting feeling in fighting between men and crocodiles without weapon.
Location: 23/2 Moo 3, Soi Palai, Chaofah Rd., Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7637 4424 ; Website: www.phuketzoo.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 8.30 am. - 06.00 pm.
Admission: Thais: Adult 80 Baht, Children 30 Baht, Foreigners : Adult 400 Baht, Children 200 Baht
Phuket Zoo - Aquarium
Phuket Zoo
Phuket Zoo Aquarium
The Aquarium has an amazing entrance built as a giant crocodile's mouth, you have to walk down the crocodile's throat to get in. Inside is air conditioned, providing a welcome break from the tropical heat. Huge tanks of thirty thousand liters line both sides and show a variety of both fresh- and saltwater species from around the world.

The tanks have been decorated to resemble the fish's natural habitat. One tank looks just like a coral reef; it is aquascaped with resin copies of real corals and sponges. The small damselfishes swimming amongst the coral branches really look at home.

Upstairs, there are displays of smaller aquarium fishes, turtles, frogs, crabs, lizards, giant snakes, nocturnal birds and animals. This is followed by a display of seashells and fishing equipment showing local and imported fish catching techniques. There is also a food & drinks counter with souvenirs for sale.

Location: Phuket zoo, 23/2 Moo 3, Soi Palai, Chaofah Rd., Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7637 4424 ; Website: www.phuketzoo.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 8.30 am. - 06.00 pm.
Admission: Thais: Adult 100 Baht, Children 30 Baht, Foreigners : Adult 500 Baht, Children 200 Baht
Phuket Aquarium
Phuket Aquarium
Phuket Aquarium
The Phuket Aquarium is located at the southern end of Phuket Island on the promontory called Laem Panwa The main objective of Phuket Aquarium is to carry out research on and assess abundance of the marine and coastal flora and fauna in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. Ecological and systematic studies in connection with oceanography and pollution in mangroves, sea grass beds, and coral reefs should lead to the development of new technologies applicable to effective resource management.

The reference collection and data base processing support education and raise awareness of the need for conservation and the sustainable use of resources by encouraging public participation and networking. In addition, stronger local and international co-operation will increase the productivity of the Center.
Location: 51 Moo. 8, Sakdidej Road, Muang, Phuket
Contact: Tel: 0 7639 1126 ; Website: www.dmcr.go.th/phuketaquarium
Opening Hours: Daily 08.30 a.m. - 04.30 p.m.
Admission: Thais: Adult 50 Baht, Children 20 Baht, Foreigners: Adult 100 Baht, Children 50 Baht
Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World
Phuket Butterfly garden & Insect World
Phuket Butterfly garden & Insect World
Imagine while you walk in a tropical garden full with flowers and thousands of butterflies; some are sipping nectar, some are flying nearby, and many appear over here and over there. This is not just a dream but a heaven on earth.

6,000 butterflies a month (40 different species from all over Thailand) in the 1,350 sq.m. colourful and attractive outdoor garden are from our own breeding department. Not only peace and relaxation that you will receive from the garden but also the opportunities to see how a tiny caterpillar transforms to be a beautiful butterfly. Real butterfly life cycles are happening in the garden every second

Before entering the butterfly garden, you will go through the first insect exhibition. Explore the miracle world of these small creatures; who they are, what has kept them alive through hundred million years, how they grow up, and much more. Take some time to go through the wonderful lives of insects, see the beetle collection, and visit the section of sample insects such as termites, ants, music lover insects, and relatives of insects such as Arachnids, scorpions, and giant millipedes.

After your tour through the Butterfly Garden & Insectariums, you will walk into the butterfly shop which has quite a good collection of butterfly crafts & Thai Artifacts where you can collect souvenirs to take home to your friends & families. After your shopping, you can relax at the cafe where hot & cool drinks are available as well as snacks.

Location: 71/6 Moo 5, Soi Paneung, Yaowarat Rd., Muang, Phuket
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.30 pm.
Admission: Adult : 300 Baht, Children 4 -10 years : 200 Baht, Infant below 4 years Free
Contact: Tel : 0 7621 0861, Website: www.phuketbutterfly.com