On the Sunday after our Elephant Safari Tour we had booked a tour/ show at Fantasea. If you have never been there before, picture an Asian Disneyland, replace Mickey Mouse with elephants and less rides more decorations and you will have Fantasea.
They had a pond with the most Koi fish I have ever seen.
There were various birds and other animals around the place that you could get your photo taken with.
There were rotational stage shows every half hour of traditional dancing.
They had these maze-like exhibits that had animals in really weird enclosures. There was a white peacock in a white room with fluorescent lighting and fake snow.
The roof of the exhibit.
At one point they just had cockatoos sitting on a tree that had various light patterns on it. This was honestly one of the oddest things I have ever seen. None of it made sense.
The pigeon exhibit.
2 pelicans that were in the smallest room. I felt pretty sad for all these animals, they were so not in their natural environments.
This was the saddest exhibit.
The white tiger.
The tiger was just in this castle like exhibit. No greenery or anything inside, all the walls were white and it pretty much just looked like an insane asylum for the poor tiger.
These freaky souvenirs were everywhere!
It's a pillow, it's a pet, it's a pillow pet!
So this toy has poo on its tongue. Please someone tell me what is going on. Is this a thing in Thailand? Is this like some popular cartoon character or something?
This reminded me of Spirited away and freaked me out.
The kids play exhibit. They really went all out in their decorations.
From inside the elephant castle.
Outside the elephant castle, it's pretty spectacular.
These are the largest freshwater fish in the world and they are kind of terrifying. They look like sharks without teeth. And they were huge!
We ate an awful buffet dinner in this intensely large dining hall. Then we went to watch the show. It was ok. The dancing was great and there was also magic, but the best part about the show was definitely the elephant tricks. I wouldn't really recommend seeing the show. It's more something you go to as a family with kids. As you walked in to the theatre they had rows upon rows of wall of fame photographs. One notable celebrity was Rihanna. They had a heap more but I can't really remember anyone specific. They also had a place where you could take photos feeding these baby tigers that had there paws in little gloves so they wouldn't scratch people. But to be honest these babies were much more interested in the bottle of milk then the people around them.
They also had elephant rides. You would be walking around the place and there would just be an elephant anywhere you looked it was pretty amazing.
I would recommend going to Fantasea just to walk around. It is a pretty interesting place.