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“Good show but sadly they use live animals”

Siam Niramit Phuket
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US$ 47.75*
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Siam Niramit Show in Phuket with Dinner
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US$ 60.41*
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Siam Niramit Show in Phuket with Hotel Transfer and Optional Dinner
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Owner description: Located just north of Phuket Town, Siam Niramit Phuket is a 1760-seat theatre, presenting one of the world's largest stage productions, an award-winning performance highlighting Thailand’s rich artistic and cultural heritage. Open daily (EXCEPT TUESDAY’S, show starts at 8.30 p.m.Arrive early to enjoy pre-show attractions including a traditional Thai Village with floating market, outdoor performances of traditional music and dancing, elephant rides and restaurant serving Thai/International buffet.
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This is a very big production. Overall a good experience. Aspects I liked: the show itself was quite impressive. We are from NYC and are used to Broadway shows and this had great sets, props, costumes, lighting, effects etc. The buffet was also decent and had varied options. The brief fountain show was also pretty. Things I did not like: Number 1 thing we don't appreciate is the use of live animals. We don't believe they are a necessary part of any show. It is especially sad to see the elephants forced to perform for humans as entertainment. Pay attention and you will see their mahouts (handlers) abusing them in order for the animals to cooperate. FYI, if you want to see elephants in Phuket, please check out Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, the only truly ethical one currently in the area. The entire evening was also too long, around 4 hours plus round trip hotel transfer. The gift shops are way overpriced. It's geared towards a variety of tourists and therefore can be quite gimmicky. We would have enjoyed it much more if it were just dinner and the show, and less "fluff" pre-show.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a brilliant show. It has everything, do not miss it, stunning costumes and fantastic performers highlighting the past seven centuries of the country's incredible history. Preshow entertainment and dinner are included. We purchased our tickets from Groupon, about $80 per person, including transfers. There are other deals available. This was definitely the best show I have ever seen.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Excellent show and great night out,we enjoyed all aspects of the park except the buffet meal,it needs bit of a revamp.The main show was amazing and would highly recommend a visit

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great show but "not overdone" beautiful choreography and something to see everywhere you looked. Food was surprisingly great (expectations where low as these buffets are of lacklustre) but it was surprising tasty and even the shopping was well priced for clothing and souvenirs. Worth arriving early to wander the village and watch the pre show entertainment. All in all a great experience

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is a theatrical display of the early cultures of Thailand.
As I had seen the Fantasea equivalent twice I decided with my wife to see this show. If this is your first visit to Phuket I would recommend Fantasea a more lavish venue and a more spectacular performance but if you return again to Phuket then see this show as I was not disappointed and had very enjoyable evening.
Best seating is platinum which is center and back from the gold and silver front rows. If you get the gold and silver front rows you miss on performances which happen to the rear and also above of these rows. Nothing like elephants passing if front of you.
Before the show starts there is some outside entertainment, such as Thai boxing, elephants, dancing and water light show. Some involve participation of the guests.
You can purchase tickets almost everywhere in Patong (where I stayed) and I would recommend Platinum seating with meal and transportation. Prices do vary with tourist seasons and can be almost half price to what is advertised. If you have a group it may be worth while to hire a private taxi as at the end you can have photo shoots with the performers which could not be done easily when you have other strangers sharing a taxi van.
The photos I have included are of the outside entertainment as photos and videoing are strictly forbidden of the show.

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