Sea Life Bangkok is an underground aquarium located beneath the Siam Paragon mall in the heart of Bangkok. Sprawled over an area of 110,000 sq. ft., Sea Life Bangkok is the largest South-East Asian aquarium. Home to various marine life retrieved from the remotest corners of the world, the aquarium houses species of octopuses, sharks, crabs, penguins and fish.
Sea Life Bangkok hosts a wide range of themed sections such as Rocky Hideout, Shark Walk, Coral Reef and the Seahorse Kingdom, where visitors can witness various marine species. The aquarium also grants the opportunity to be part of a live ocean experience through its Aquatic Quarantine and Nursery Centre.
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Rocky Hideout Rocky Hideout is an interesting entrance to the aquarium as it shelters the Giant Spider Crab and the Giant Pacific Octopus. These species are the largest of their kinds and are preserved at Sea Life Bangkok.
Shark Walk Much of a cakewalk since only thin acrylic sheets of separate visitors from four types of sharks including the Sand Tiger Shark, Leopard Shark and Blacktip Reef Shark that reside in the aquarium. Shark Walk also provides visual facts regarding these sharks on their three-screened interactive sessions.
Coral Reef The coral reef at Sea Life is pretty much the most colourful coral reef you would visit. The thin layer of glass between visitors and the exhibits evoke a much realistic experience.
You could witness the lifestyle of these deep-sea creatures at eye level! Some of the seahorses here include the Big Belly Seahorse and the Alligator Pipefish. Tropical Rainforest A lavish green forest with the gush of waterfalls in the background, while you come across exotic species such as Arapaima and the Short Clawed Otter, is the typical experience of the Tropical Rainforest. Visitors find it exciting to spot camouflaged frogs in the vicinity as they walk through paths with giant fish on either side.
Rockpool The Rockpool hosts an array of sea stars and unique ways of spotting them across the Pop Up Tank, Crawl Through Tank and the Secret Cave Tank.
Rocky Shore Here, you can encounter tiny penguins who host multiple events throughout the day. The Rocky Shore is also the turtle-abode of the aquarium. The species you would come across here are the Jackass Penguins and the Leopard Whipray.
Tropical Ocean The Tropical Ocean is one of the best arenas for exploration. A 7-metre high aquarium, the Tropical Ocean gives visitors a wide spectrum view of the deep sea elements such as corals and fish. Some of the inhabitants here include Hump Head Maori Wrasse and Black-Spotted Moray Eel.
As the name suggests, the Ocean Tunnel is the ultimate showstopper. Visitors can walk through vast sections of the ocean including sharks, eels, eagle rays and various fish.
Shark Shipwreck You could dive into this man-made shipwreck and experience the deep ocean at Shark Shipwreck. Some of the sharks you would encounter here are the Tawny Nurse Shark and the Sand Tiger Shark.
Penguin Ice Adventure There’s no mistake if you happen to visit these antarctic mammals in Bangkok. Sea Life Bangkok shelter the Gentoo Penguins and the Wolf Fish at Penguin Ice Adventure.
Glass Bottom Boat As the name suggests, the Glass Bottom Boat gives visitors an exciting experience of observing underwater marine life such as the Sand Tiger Sharks and the Giant Stingrays through the boat’s glass bottom. However, the glass bottom boat may not be accommodative of a large crowd and can get quite disappointing.
Shopping Although an aquarium, Sea Life Bangkok does have a retail centre to grab some souvenirs at the exit of the aquarium. You could bump into Shark Shop on the B1 level, where you could shop for gifts, toys, clothing, DVDs, and much more. Be on the lookout for offers and discounts as they have quite a few regular deals.
The Aquarium Marine Life
Sea Life Bangkok shelters some of the rare marine life species such as the Giant Spider Crabs, Giant Pacific Octopus, Stingray Sharks, Jackass/African Penguins, Starfishes and other breeds of eels, fish, frogs and jellyfish. The Giant Pacific Octopus is the largest octopus weighing approximately 71 kilograms. The Giant Spider Crab, also known as the Japanese Spider Crab has the longest legs compared to any other anthropoid species. Sea Life Bangkok preserves the Jackass Penguins; endangered species on a high chance of extinction. The Stingray Sharks are yet another species under the threat of extinction that are preserved at Sea Life Bangkok.
Events Sea Life Bangkok also hosts events such as Shark Week and Turtle Fest to spread awareness about marine life and conservation.
Visit the aquarium in the morning to avoid frequent and massive school crowds.
Purchase tickets online in advance to avail discounts.
The tickets hold only one admission. Which means, you cannot leave and come back again with the same ticket.
The prices on the websites may vary and may get overpriced.