Hanuman World is Nestled amid lush rainforest just minutes from Phuket’s shores lies a hidden world that sparks the imagination and quickens the pulse – Hanuman World Adventure Theme Park. Inspired by the revered monkey hero of Thai mythology, this family-owned forest playground offers visitors young and old the opportunity to unleash their inner explorer. Though the park opened just 5 years ago in 2018, it has quickly become a can’t-miss destination for thrill-seekers visiting Thailand’s largest island.
According to the Themed Entertainment Association’s annual report, Hanuman World welcomed over 540,000 visitors in 2022 – an impressive 30% increase from the prior year. The park’s rise from a little-known local attraction to one of Phuket’s top entertainment venues is attributed to its immense variety of activities ranging from kid-friendly to daring.
For young children, Buried Treasure Jungle Mini-Golf, the Lost City Bouncy Houses, and Tomb Raider Dig Sandboxes promise hours of low-impact fun under the shade of tropical palms. Meanwhile, older kids and adult daredevils flock to soar across monkey villages on the SkyRider Ziplines and conquer extreme obstacle courses in the TreeTop Challenge Ropes Course suspended up to 50 feet high.
Yet the park’s star attraction luring adventure fans from across the globe is unquestionably the 1,200-meter long Jungle Coaster thrill ride. This groundbreaking steel rollercoaster winds its way through the rainforest canopy at speeds over 50 km/hr, treating riders to a bird’s eye perspective of Hanuman World’s sprawling greenery and Phuket’s shimmering coastal waters dotting the horizon. Since opening in 2020, the Jungle Coaster has drawn extensive media acclaim, gaining features in international theme park magazines and television travel programs.
But for park founder Prapon Pantip, the state-of-the-art rides and activities serve a greater purpose than merely creating an extravagant playground. Having grown up exploring Phuket’s remote mountain forests and caves, his vision behind Hanuman World is to immerse visitors in the wondrous natural beauty of Thailand so often forgotten in hurried urban life. The lush forest setting encourages wandering guests to slow down and embrace their natural surroundings – whether spotting wildlife on jungle walking trails or relaxing under swaying palms with ice cream from the lovely Lady Coco ice cream parlor shop.
In the end, Hanuman World offers more than just heart-pulsing adventure thrills. Inspired by ancient mythology steeped in wisdom and nature’s splendor, Prapon has created a whimsical forest sanctuary that reminds us the childlike wonder we innately carry. Whether ziplining frantically through the canopy or lazily gazing at monkeys play amid rustling leaves, Hanuman World lets the imagination and spirit soar freely.