This time last year Thailand was suffering from tremendous flooding problems. We were in Bangkok before the floods reached their height which fortunately meant the high water levels did not pose us too many problems and we had good weather. When we first arrived in the city it was raining though and wondering what to do we took ourselves off to visit Siam Ocean World and we were so pleased that we did as we had an absolutely fascinating tour.
The Siam Ocean World aquarium with over four hundred species of more than thirty thousand aquatic creatures is the largest in South East Asia. It covers 10,000 square meters and the seven different zones that are walked through during a visit are well laid out and a fascinating experience for everyone. The first zone is entitled weird and wonderful; it certainly is with some of the weirdest and most bizarre marine animals housed here.
The colourful sea life that surrounds coral reefs is the theme for the deep reef zone two and the eight metre high coral tank that is housed there. Zone three, the living ocean gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater rules of survival where animals must protect themselves against predators as well as adapt to their environment. The next zone, four takes the visitor deep into the rainforest to discover the complexities of the ecosystem within the forest and be amazed by the world’s largest fresh water fish. Penguins are to be found in zone five, which is a rocky shore where they would struggle for survival in the natural habitat as they have to adapt to intense land and sea conditions. A glass tunnel under the open ocean is zone seven and is very impressive as the two hundred and seventy degree tunnel means that one is surrounded by the predators and prey, quite amazing.
Throughout the day in different zones of the aquarium it is possible to view various species such as Shark, Eagle Rays, Penguins, Otters and Fresh Water Fish at feeding times.
If you wish to view the photos in a larger format, just click on them individually, this should work. I have also put together a slideshow on YouTube of the photos I took as there were too many to share here individually.
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All photos are my own taken in October 2011.
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Location: The aquarium is to be found in Siam Square in the Siam Paragon Building.
991 Rama 1 Road
Opening hours:09.00-21.00 (Last entry 20.00)
Admission: Bht 450 for adults and Bht 280 for children.
Transport: Buses 25, 501 and 508 or Train to Siam Station.