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    Phuket 3 New Tourist Attractions
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    4 months after the launch of the Phuket Sandbox, a pilot reopening scheme that has now morphed into a country-wide reopening plan for international travellers, the local Phuket government are talking about spending 100 Million THB on new landmarks to help attract tourists.

    The first of 3 landmark projects is a glass skywalk which would allow visitors to walk along the structure whilst enjoying the view but being able to see straight down through the walkway as well. A similar structure has been constructed at in Loei, near the Laos border, as the Chiang Khan Skywalk, allowing visitors to walk 80 metres above the Mekong River.

    The second project is a proposed plexi-glass deck overlooking the Pansea cape, at the north end of Surin Beach, one of the upscale beach areas along Phuket’s west coast. Pansea Beach hosts two of the island’s premier resorts, Amanpuri and The Surin and is not easily accessible except for hotel guests. The location of Phuket’s new skywalk would be near a football field at the southern tip of the island, at the popular sunset tourist trap, Phrom Thep cape. Skywalks have already been a popular regional attraction in Vietnam and at Bangkok’s Mahanakhon building.

    The third landmark will be another observation tower at the Phuket Gateway – this at the northern tip of the island near the Tha Chatchai checkpoint. The Phuket Gateway has been a white elephant project that officials have launched and relaunched several times but is almost completely ignored by tourists.

    The Phuket Provincial Administrative Organisation says it will conduct all the Environmental Impact studies and design completion before construction begins next year. Construction is expected to take up to 4 years.

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    Thailand’s biggest new attraction “Andamanda” opens in Phuket
    Andameda Phuket

    Luxury and adventure meets Thai culture and mythology at Andamanda, Thailand’s biggest water park, covering 58 rai of land in Kathu district in Phuket, southern Thailand. On Saturday, Thailand’s former deputy prime minister Suwat Liptapanlop attended the water park’s grand opening. On Saturday, the 4.5 billion baht water park welcomed thousands of guests for the first time, including 1,500 Phuket residents. Andamanda is Thai mythology themed, with 5 zones covering 9.8 hectares of land: Coral World, The Pearl Palace, The Great Andaman Bay, Naga Jungle and the Emerald Forest.

    The park is home to 12 slides, a 10,000 square metre wave pool and a 550 metre lazy river. But Andamanda is more than a just a water park, it features entertainment venues, retail outlets, restaurants, a floating market and a 300-room Holiday Inn hotel. Cultural performances such as southern Thai “Nang Talung” puppet shows will take place on the resort’s grandiose stage. Andamanda was launched by the Executive Director of Proud Group – one of the youngest female entrepreneurs in Thailand – Proudputh “Prou” Liptapanlop. Prou is a real estate and hospitality icon whose work goes by the concept of “transcending expectations.”

    “I don’t believe in doing something that’s already been done. I think the water park industry has changed over the past 5-7 years… back when we first opened Vana Nava in Hua Hin, there weren’t many water parks in Thailand, or in Asia. The focus was on the rides itself – the tallest, longest and fastest. As consumers become more sophisticated, they are looking for a more authentic experience, not just the slides.”

    “How do you integrate the local culture into that experience? At Andamanda Phuket, we integrated Thai mythologies… we have highlights of the Andaman Bay, we replicated the James Bond island, we have characters… we have a floating market… It’s not just a water park… but it’s about the best of Phuket all in one place.”

    Former deputy prime minister Suwat believes Andamanda will help Phuket revitalise its tourism industry. Phuket is ready to welcome tourists from all over the world and is hoping to receive 1 million tourists a year, added Suwat.
    • Tickets
      Adventure explorer 1,500 THB (Height more than 122cm)
      Mini Explorer 1,000 THB (Height 91 – 121cm)
      Beginner Explorer Free Entry (Height less than 90cm)
      Senior Explorer 1,000 THB (Age 60 years and above)
    Tickets can be bought in advance at a discounted price (Adventure Explorer 850 THB, Mini Explorer 550 THB)


    • #3
      Carnival Magic theme park opens in Phuket

      After launching on Tuesday, the bright and energetic new theme park Carnival Magic has attracted local Thais and international tourists flooding to Phuket. The park is the first of several scheduled to open throughout the country in the next few months as tourists return to Thailand and companies race to provide exciting new attractions for them. Safari World is the business umbrella that is Thailand’s largest theme park operator. They unveiled the Carnival Magic theme park on September 20. The park is set on the sprawling 100 rai plot of land near Kamala Beach in the Kathu district. The park is just next to the Phuket FantaSea, which Safari World intends to update as well when tourism makes a complete recovery.

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      The Carnival Magic theme park invested 6.6 Billion THB to create a design in the tradition of Thai carnivals frequently found in moving night markets and temple fairs. The park then adds parades and activities but with a modern twist to implement new technologies. They hope to welcome as many as two million guests in the next year and estimate that foreigners will account for about 70% of their clientele.

      So far, the CEO of FantaSea and Carnival Magic says the new park is a big success for foreign tourists. They expect attendance to grow continually as Thailand eases all remaining Covid-19 restrictions for international tourism on October 1. 2022 The theme park expects to boost the local economy in Phuket. It creates plentiful jobs and brings in tourists that will spend money inside and outside of the park while visiting the island. The company plans on marketing locally and worldwide, according to the CEO.

      “Our primary targets for now are Thais and tourists from neighbouring countries. But we will soon launch promotional campaigns targeting visitors from other parts of Asia, Australia, North America and Europe.”
      Carnival Magic is a bright and colourful park with four zones. Kingdom of Lights uses 40 million LED lights to decorate and illuminate sculptures. Carnival Fun Fair has a shopping street for visitors to spend, spend, spend. River Palace is a massive indoor theatre covering 10 rai. And the Bird of Paradise Buffet Restaurant is equally oversized, seating up to 3,000 guests.