There is one interesting place on the island of Phuket, a visit to which will take you back several million years - to the Jurassic period of the Mesozoic era. The main thing is not to get caught in the teeth of the most terrible and dangerous animal of those times - a Dinosaur during such a trip.
And this is Dino Park Mini Golf (Dino Park Mini Golf).
Dino Mini Golf Park in Phuket is a mini golf course, the main feature of which is that it is surrounded by greenery and stylized as a Jurassic jungle.
If you don't want to play mini golf, you can just take a walk in the park.
The size of this park is unlikely to impress, but the overall atmosphere and scenery will please.
The playground is designed in such a way that it is a pleasure to walk along the winding paths that run through the dense jungle. For a while, you even forget that you are on the golf course and completely immersed in the theme of the park.
For fans of mini golf, the park has 18 holes, each of which has its own unique design.
As we have already noted, the park has a fairly modest size, you can get around it all in half an hour.
This park is well suited for families with children. Kids like it here, they are happy to look at giant lizards and have fun running around the park, imitating the era of dinosaurs. And for adults, a walk in the park can be a good entertainment, bringing variety to a beach holiday.
On the territory of the park, between dense tropical thickets, narrow paths run, bridges are laid, an artificial waterfall, a river and a lake in which fish swim are created.
Here you can also enter artificial caves and walk through the mouth of a volcano, also artificial, of course.
And throughout the park you will be accompanied by recreated life-size (well, or almost life-size) models of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. One of the dinosaur models is moving and roaring - it's a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and an artificial volcano erupts from time to time.
In the evening, beautiful lighting and sound effects are turned on in the park.
In the cave you can meet local inhabitants, only this time quite alive - bats.
It was the first time we saw bats so close - the heads are big, the body is small, the eyes are huge, and the wingspan increases these babies three times. Very cute creatures.
What to do in Dino Park
The first is, of course, for its intended purpose - to play mini golf. There are no age restrictions. One round is given 40 minutes. The capacity of the park is a maximum of 60 people.
Secondly, just take a walk in the park, enjoy the views and take some photos.
Dino bar and Dino restaurant
Next to the park there is a playground, also stylized as the tropics and the life of the heroes of the animated series Flintstones.
- Dino Bar (Dino Bar), decorated in the form of a cave, on the roof of which a dinosaur lurks
- a restaurant and an open area, under the shade of tropical thickets where tables and chairs imitating natural stone are installed
Picturesque waterfall and pond near the restaurant
Entrance to this part of the park with a restaurant and a bar is free. The bar serves burgers (Dino burger), snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic soft drinks. The restaurant serves Thai and European cuisine.
In the evening, a very intriguing and at the same time cheerful atmosphere reigns on the territory of the bar and restaurant.
Opening hours and visits to the Dino Park
The entrance to the territory of the mini-golf Dino Park is paid, both for the purpose of playing mini-golf, and for those who just want to walk around the park.
The park is open for visits daily from 10:00 to 23:00.
We recommend you to find out the opening hours of the park, the cost of entrance tickets and other information on the Dino Park website: dinopark.com .
Where the Dino Park is located. How to get
There is a Dino park on the territory of the Marina Phuket Resort hotel, which is near the 4-star Beyond Resort Karon - SHA Extra Plus, between the two most famous beaches of Phuket - Kata and Karon (closer to Karon Beach).
The address of the Mini Golf Dino Park: 47 Karon Rd, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand.
From the beaches of Kata and Karon, the park can be reached on foot. From Kata Beach you need to go towards Karon Beach, along the road connecting these two beaches, the distance from the center of Kata Beach to Dino Park is about a kilometer. From Karon Beach, you should go in a southerly direction, to Kata Beach, the distance is approximately 750 meters.
A bus (songteo) "Phuket Town - Karon - Kata" passes near the Dino Park.
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