Underneath the glitzy Siam Paragon mall lies the stunning marine world of Bangkok city, the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, formerly known as Siam Ocean World. It is a popular tourist attraction and is loved by both children and adults alike. at seems to be a treasure hunt for them.
It has many humongous aquariums, almost three times the size of Olympic swimming pools. This aquatic wonder is one of the largest in Southeast Asia and contains a wide variety of marine life, most of which you’ve only seen in textbooks.
There are different shows organized for the tourists including the Seven Zones of World’s Oceans and a 4-D theater. You also get to see the Shark Feeding, Rocky Shore Talk, Penguin Feeding, Diver Underwater Talk, Rainforest Zone Feeding, Animal Contact and Otter Feeding.
You can choose from the different packages the program has to offer. Yes, it is expensive and there are fixed timings for the show. There is an additional cost to each show or activity. You can also choose not to opt for any shows and still enjoy the beautiful marine life.
We landed up late to the Ocean World and had missed all the shows. However, we were happy to get a closer look on the fishes. Our friends had purchased a package that included a glass-bottom boat ride where they could see sharks and rays glide by. After the boat ride, they were escorted “behind the scenes” where we could see how they nurse sick or wounded animals back to health as well as see some of the newer fish before they were introduced into the main aquarium.
They have a huge collection of several marine species including sharks, crabs, stingrays, starfishes, jellyfishes, seahorses, giant turtles, octopus.
Oh, you name it. You can see it here.
I was jumping with joy seeing hundreds of ‘Nemo’s and ‘Dory’s.
The major attraction here is the shark tunnel, where you get to walk on a little bridge through a tunnel and the sharks swim over and beside you.
There is also a glass floor upon which you stand and you get to see humongous sharks beneath your feet. Eerie, but awesome!
The showstopper was the penguin section. It is not every day that you get to see penguins. It was so much fun watching them walk, make some peculiar sounds and take a dip in the water.
How to Reach Sealife Bangkok Ocean World:
Siam Paragon Mall is well connected with BTS Skytrain and ferries via the Chao Phraya River. Get down at Siam station and you will not miss the Siam Mall. The Ocean World in two floors below the Paragon Mall. The entrance many not be truly reflecting the hidden treasure, but gives away a bit on what’s in store.
An hour or two were not enough for us. It was soothing to listen to the sounds of the ocean (artificial, but good). The whole place is well organized and well maintained. You can buy souvenirs in the end for they have a huge collection of soft toys in the form of various aquatic animals like dolphins and sharks. I so wanted to get a seahorse, but Man It is ridiculously overpriced! Next time, maybe! 🙂
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