Thailand’s largest island is renowned for its white sand beaches, lively beach towns, and eclectic nightlife. Water sports, shopping, and the city’s famous shows are just a few of the ways to experience Phuket. With just one day, it’s best to stick to focus on the highlights—here are some ideas.
Phuket Bird Park
3 6/2 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Rd, Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, 83000
Visitors to Phuket Bird Park can enjoy unlimited access to the exhibition areas, including interactive zones where it’s possible to feed the birds while they perch on your hand or shoulder. Regular bird shows present the many different species, including hornbills, macaws, eagles, and barn owls, offering the chance to see the birds in flight and learn more about their individual characteristics.
Things to Know Before You Go
Admission to the Phuket Bird Park includes entrance to the shows.
Visitor facilities include a café, gift shop, and restrooms.
Most areas of the Phuket Bird Park are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get to There
The Phuket Bird Park is located in the Chalong area, close to Wat Chalong temple and about a 20-minute drive west of Phuket Town. There is no public transport to the attraction, but it’s easily reached by taxi or tuk-tuk.
When to Get There
The park is open daily, and it’s worth timing your visit for one of the shows, held three times a day (typically at 10:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm). The exhibition areas are all outdoors, so plan an early morning or late-afternoon visit if you want to avoid the midday heat.
Animal Attractions in Phuket
Near the Phuket Bird Park, Phuket Zoo is home to a variety of animals including tigers, elephants, and crocodiles, while Phuket Aquarium offers a glimpse into Thailand’s underwater world, with sharks, sea turtles, and schools of tropical fish. Other attractions include the Gibbon Rehabilitation Center in Khao Pra National Park and Phuket Botanical Garden, which includes a butterfly garden and a koi pond.
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