Attraction Phuket Bird Park 32/9 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Chalong, Mueang Phuket District Phuket 83000, Thailand Published on: 26-06-2016
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Why Phuket Bird Park is special ?
Phuket Bird Park is located on 12 acers of land, Phuket Bird Park is the only privately owned bird park on the Island. The park has over thousand birds of more than 100 amazing bird species from Asia, Africa and South America.
By nestling them with in a beautiful garden with a natural waterfall, we have place them closest to their natural habitats. On top of that, visitors can enjoy the fascinating bird show on the large stage.
What to explore at Phuket Bird Park?
The experience starts with a lovely wooden bridge – the sort you see in Disney cartoons with multi-coloured butterflies darting about – and a display of indigenous masks along with what appear to be didgeridoos (an Australian aboriginal instrument).
Sauntering on uphill we come across such plumed exotica as pied hornbills, African crowned cranes (fitting, as a local joke has it that the ‘crane’ is the national bird of fast-developing Thailand) great and wreathed hornbills, although you can catch them in the wild on Coral Island, Nicobar pigeons, and round the corner on an ever-increasing incline, moody-looking ostriches and comical emus.
The list is endless of the winged fauna you can observe at the Bird Park but some of the stars in the many thatched-roofed cages here are small and fiery-coloured Siamese pheasants (a species that we’d never seen before), red-billed blue magpies, and, just when you think all this splendour shouldn’t be caged up, visitors are approached by free range, fearsome-looking, but harmless white turkeys and chickens.Halfway up the challenging upward path (the park is wheelchair friendly but users might need help getting up the steep inclines) you’ll come across a drinks and snack stand. Near to this is a very welcome set of wooden tables and chairs at which you can sit and take in the Jurassic sounds in the immediate surroundings.
This spot is next to a grove of very fittingly named ‘bird of paradise’ plants (the national flower of Jamaica, by the way) and the lush settings are almost an attraction in themselves. But this is logical, given that this is a sister park to Phuket Botanic Garden – a good afternoon out in its own right.
We don’t want to give away much about the three-times-a-day shows in the amphitheatre at the end of the tour but suffice it to say that they’re impressive and you’ll leave scratching your head at how exactly a flamed-coloured parrot named ‘Andaman’ could indicate the age of a randomly selected member of the audience.
- Like in a circus
- Nice show, beautiful birds
- Enjoyable time with family
- Lovely, fantastic, pleasant
- Great bird park with friendly staffs
Phuket Bird Park 32/9 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Chalong, Mueang Phuket District Phuket 83000, Thailand
Tips for you
Phuket Bird Park is possible to do in a wheelchair but it is challenging due to steep slopes. If you want to get to hold and feed some of the birds, you must pay for a small fee (100-200 bht). Beware that some things are over commercialised - picture with big parrot = 100 Baht, picture with some other bird = 200 BahtExperience
I went to both Bird Paradise on my own and the Phuket Bird Park as part of a half day tour. Both were very similar in what the birds did on stage and the audience participation. The Bird Park was more touristy with coaches arriving, while Bird a Paradise did not have many tourists there. That meant we were able to be part of the show more, and handle some birds without extra payments. Maybe the Bird Park was more popular with tourists and the show marginally better with Kestrels flying in etc but I liked the more personal Bird Paradise better. Both were great though!