€£$
по-русскиen Español (pronto)
enter
1511things to do
in the world
240things to do
in Thailand
114things to do
in Phuket

See a mudskipperin Phuket, Thailand

#10of 114 things to doin Phuket

Oddviser

adventure's step-by-step
recipes & lifehacks
How to ride a board on volcano in Nicaragua?How to walk inside the active volcano in Greece?How to feed flying dogs in the jungles of Thailand?How to cycle along the Great Wall of China?How to swim in the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome?How to ride a kayak along the canals of Venice?How to walk on the roofs of skyscrapers in Dubai?
Join usit's more fun together :)
All fish swim and don't show off. But these fish are an exception - they run, jump and even climb trees. Try to find it!
How to see a mudskipper in Phuket
The mudskipper is a half-fish half-reptile, which slowed down in evolution. It has powerful pectoral and caudal fins, with the help of which it crawls ashore, jumps and even climbs trees. It is the only blinking fish on Earth. Its eyes are able to move independently of each other. In addition, it has a keen ear. If you want to see a fish at short distance, sneak up quietly.

The mudskipper, Phuket

How to do?

1. The mudskippers are found on uliginous shores of Phuket among mangroves. One of such places is Sirinath National Park in the north-western part of the island near the international airport (30 kilometers from Phuket Town).

Entrance to the Sirinath National Park, Phuket
Photo: Entrance to the Sirinath National Park

Mangroves, Phuket
Photo: Mangroves

2. Here the fish dig holes and fill them with air - inhale as much as possible outside in order to exhale inside. Move carefully not to damage their shelters in the silt. It is better not to enter their territory, but observe them from the sidelines - males of the mudskipper selflessly protect the nesting place.

Mudskipper, Phuket

Walking goby, Phuket

Walking goby, Phuket

How much?

Entry fee to the park - 200 baht.

Reviews

Guest09 July 2020

More things to do in Phuket

#70Try the ruby dessert in PhuketTry the ruby dessertoddviser

This is a wonderful replacement for conventional ice cream — the dessert is served cold, and looks like a real handful of precious stones.

#2Feed the Megabat in PhuketFeed the MegabatEugene Krasowski

Find the flock of megabats and get the fruit snacks ready (their favorites are mango, papaya and avocado).

FREE
#24Set off a Firecracker at a Temple in PhuketSet off a Firecracker at a Templeoddviser

Did you know that setting off firecrackers in the right place at the right time could turn out to be a real karma ritual?

Wat Chalong
#29Swim with the leopard catsharks in PhuketSwim with the leopard catsharksoddviser

The memorable diving in the company of leopard catsharks can be found near the islands of Phi-Phi.

4400
#17Find a tridacna in PhuketFind a tridacnaEugene Krasowski

Tridacna is a giant clam that produces pearls, and will impress the most experienced adventurers with its outstanding size.

FREE
#26Visit the night market in PhuketVisit the night marketoddviser

You should see a large exotic Asian market and taste the local delicacies.

FREENight market
#5Surf on artificial waves in PhuketSurf on artificial wavesKateryna Plakhotna

If you ever wanted to learn surfing, it’s high time you do it when you come to Phuket! Catch waves at any time and in any weather.

1000Surf House Phuket
#66Try sapodilla in PhuketTry sapodillaКристина Нестеренко

Because of the short-term storage period you can try out the tasty and healthy sapodilla only in tropical countries — do not miss this chance!

40
#34Ride an elephant in PhuketRide an elephantoddviser

Staying in touch with animals and taking a walk outside in the beautiful exotic nature of Thailand will give you a boost of energy like no other.

800Phuchada Safari Park
#16Walking on the ceiling in the upside down house in PhuketWalking on the ceiling in the upside down houseoddviser

Here you can walk on the ceiling of the house capturing this on the most unusual photos!

340Upside down house
#11Ride a quad bike in the jungle in PhuketRide a quad bike in the jungleoddviser

Extreme quad biking in the jungle will be a bright flash back of Thailand.

800Phuchada Safari Park
Know more things to do?Guest

Share your ideas of what to do in Phuket with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!