The state-of-the-art cultural theatre from Bangkok has opened its branch in Phuket so art and entertainment lovers have better chance to see the extravagant shows. Siam Niramit narrates the history of Thailand and Thai culture through beautiful shows with special effects to endure all audiences are entertained and have had a wonderful time.
The show runs without intermission and is divided into three acts that are equally entertaining. International audiences might want to pay close attention to Act II which presents how Thais conceive the concept of heaven and hell. While heaven is so beautiful with divas and angels (literally) flying around, hell is quite scary indeed. Imagine drinkers forced to imbibe from a cauldron of boiling water and adulterers compelled to climb horribly spiky thorn trees!
Though the show starts at 20:30, it’s best to arrive early to enjoy the surrounding attractions and facilities. What not to miss here is the walk around the grounds where you’ll find traditional Thai-style houses, a floating market, souvenir shops and open-air performances. Kids (and everyone else) will enjoy feeding a pair of friendly elephants and the carnival-style games (where you can win stuffed animals.) The cost of a fruit or vegetable basket for the elephants, as well as the games, is minimal. Food is also available from 18.00 to 20.15. Sit at the restaurant’s third floor to enjoy the impressive view of the lake and landscaping. Guests can conveniently view the open-air performances while dining from the balcony, too.
This venue is fit for viewers of all ages and is wheelchair-user friendly. Guests deposit their cameras before entering the theatre gate as they are not allowed inside but are very much encouraged to use them in the other parts of the grounds. Siam Niramit Phuket invested about 2.5 billion baht in land, construction, special effects and recruitment. Its stage is certified by Guinness World Records as the highest in the world and they employ about 400 staff of whom 96% were recruited locally.
Theatre gates open at 20:00. Its attractions and facilities open at 17:30 Location: Just off the By-Pass Road between Tesco-Lotus Supermarket and the Airport Road junction, Phuket Town.
Operating day : Wednesday - Monday
Showtime: Wednesday - Monday 20.30 p.m.
Operating time : 17.30 - 22.00
Address: 55/81 Moo 5, Rassada, Mueang, Phuket
Tel: +66 6341 1643, +66 6341 150
Fax: +66 7637 6172