Amusement Park Dino Park in Phuket
In Phuket, you can not only sunbathe on the beach, but also go back to the prehistoric era. Between Kata and Karon on the mountain is Dino Park — a unique dinosaur park, which also serves as a magnificent golf course.
Today Dino Park in Phuket has become one of the main attractions of the island and a frequent place for tourists with children. Dino Park is a rather large, artificially created, picturesque place with caves, waterfalls, volcano, jungle and rocks.
This is a great place for a family holiday, where it will be interesting for both adults and children. Here you can walk around the territory and admire the dinosaurs hidden in the green, play a game of mini-golf or have a snack in the original theme cafe. (See also the best attractions of Phuket).
Sometimes, in order to entertain visitors, in the evenings they bring a little baby elephant, you can feed it with cane and bananas, and children can happily ride it along park paths.
Inside, Dino Park combines natural tropical plantings with artificial caves, volcanoes, waterfalls and stone sculptures. During a walk in the midst of this magnificence, dinosaurs of enormous size are looking at visitors from different corners.
The figures of these prehistoric creatures are created in full size, which causes wild delight in the younger generation. In the evening, in the park area, special lighting and sound effects are turned on with dinosaur growls and other attributes of the Jurassic period.
The main entertainment of the Dino-park, of course, is mini-golf. Players waiting for the passage of 18 special holes in the colorful places of the park.
We’ll have to play in the middle of primitive swamps, in a lava cave, hear the roar of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, walk under a 12-meter waterfall, and even under a volcanic erupting volcano. Sticks, balls, other necessary equipment is given to those who wish at the entrance. Instructors teach beginners the rules and first steps of the game.
The created mini-golf course allows sixty visitors to play simultaneously for 40 minutes. After golf it’s nice to sit with partners in the bar or restaurant for a glass of refreshing cocktail.
Dinosaur Park is famous for its Dino-bar. This institution is based on the cartoon «Flintstones», stylized as a stone age. Here you can just relax and drink your favorite drink after a long walk through the jungle.
The restaurant offers a huge number of Thai and European dishes, a special menu of ice cream, fruit and other goodies for kids, as well as a large assortment of regular or craft beer for adults.
In this original cafe, stones serve as tables and chairs, tree trunks in columns, and the bar itself is a cave. On the territory of the river flows with fish. At evening twilight in the cafe is especially picturesque.
The clothing of the waiters is fully consistent with the overall atmosphere. The staff is polite and friendly. The average cost of a decent lunch will cost the visitor 300-600 baht ($ 10-20). In the park there are other bars and shops with souvenirs and toys.
Prices for park services and opening hours
Opening hours from 10 am to 23 hours. During the celebration of Songkran — New Year in Thailand, opening hours may vary.
The cost of walking through the shady alleys of the park for an adult is 120 baht ($ 4), for children — 90 baht ($ 2.5). For this money you can make unforgettable photos with representatives of the ancient era on the background of tropical thickets, waterfalls and stalactic caves.
It is better not to visit the park with the children at night — at this time it is very hot. Choose a cloudy day for the trip or plan a visit in the late afternoon.
If you want to not only take a walk in the park, but also play mini golf, then the cost of a visit for an adult is 240 baht ($ 7), for a child — 180 baht ($ 5). Riding an elephant costs 20 baht ($ 0.5). Entrance to the restaurant is free.
How to get there
The park is located in the south wing of the long Karon beach. From another popular beach, Kata Beach, you can get here by moving to the north. From the side of Patong Beach, you need to take the main road towards Karon.
The beaches can be reached for 25 baht ($ 0.6) by local buses of Songtao, a bit more expensive by a regular taxi or a local Tuk Tuk. In the park area are famous hotel Marina Phuket Resort. There are other good hotels nearby: Kata Garden Resort, SP House Phuket, Reach Blossom.
Address: 47 Karon Rd., Karon Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand, Tel: +66 76 330625, +66 76 330493-7
E-mail: [email protected], website: www.dinopark.com
A visit to the famous Dino Park in Phuket will allow you to enjoy the contrast of exotic nature, a delicious jungle lunch and unforgettable impressions that will be an excellent continuation of sunbathing, swimming and entertainment on the hot coast.