What do you call a camel with no humps? ………….……………. Humphrey (hump-free!)
Cha-Am Today has been keeping an eager eye on the Camel Republic’s progress. We last paid a visit on 25th July. On that day almost everything was up and running; it’s open for visitors. However management at this latest Cha- Am attraction is anxiously awaiting the arrival of their most prized attraction – the camels. They were due on the day of our visit but no show.
We hope that by the time you read this article they will be in place and feeling at home in Thailand. Perhaps these ‘ships of the desert’ had a rough passage. Camel Republic in Cha-am is a project of Pena House Group, the same company which opened Santorini Amusement and Water Park a few years ago. Pena House Group Camel Republic claims that the first attraction of its kind in Thailand. The total cost of the project amounts to 300 million baht. About 900,000 visitors are expected annually.
What Can you Expect: The Moroccan inspired architecture; complete with golden spires, Persian styled tiling and archways set the scene. You may think you are approaching a medieval castle in Casablanca. Apart from camels and camel rides, there are many other animal attractions and the latest mechanical rides. You’ll see alpacas and many other cute and furry creatures for the kids to touch. The rides include the ‘Midi Dance’, the ‘Drop Twist’ and ‘Macaw’. These are the latest high tech and high flying thrill rides for the more adventurous. You can also test your own wings, flying above a windy updraft within the cage of the ‘Skyfly’. There are many photograph opportunities, souvenirs aplenty and you won’t go hungry or thirsty.
Where: On the main Bangkok Highway about 5 kilometres north of Cha-Am. Coming from Cha-Am take the first U turn after passing Santorini and backtrack about 500 metres.
Entrance Fees: Adult: 120 THB Non-Residents: 200 THB Free Entry for Children under 100 cm in height
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 10 am to 6 pm Fri – Sun & Public Holiday: 9 am to 7 pm