April 29, 2011

AMAZING THAILAND: Siam Ocean World

Siam Ocean World sits at the basement of the Siam Paragon Mall and is the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia. This 10,000 square meter aquarium houses 30,000 marine animals and 400 aquatic species.





It consists of 7 different zones: weird and wonderful, open ocean, deep reef, rainforest, rocky shore, living ocean and sea jellies.




For 750 Baht, you also get to ride a glass-bottom boat while the boatman gives a short lecture on marine and aquatic life.



Witness the Otter and Seal feeding at 12:30pm and 4:30 pm while shark feeding is at 2:30pm and
5:30pm. And if this isn’t enough for you, you can go diving with the sharks, but it’s probably going to
cost an arm and a leg. Don’t fret as I don’t mean that in the literal sense of the word as they have qualified and experience divers to guide and watch over you. But I must also say that the shark was a bit over eager while being fed that he even dived inside the basket to steal more than his ration. That is after the feeding diver was bitten a bit playfully (!) on the leg throwing him off balance leaving the basket unguarded. So yeah, no diving with the sharks for us.




HOW TO GET THERE: the aquarium is at Siam Paragon in 991 Rama I Road, Pathumwan. Take the BTS Skytrain – Sukhumvit line and Shilom line to Siam station. Siam Ocean World is open daily from 9am-10pm.



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6 comments:

  1. mj and kim. the photos are spectacular and stunning. Its so captivating.:-)

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  2. Aww thanks, credit goes to the subjects:-D

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  3. I go gaga over the penguins! Totoo pala sila. Kaso ko sa cartoons lang meron. hehe

    I like your seahorse shot. In character!!
    And forgive me, ginutom ako after I saw that lobster like creature ^_^

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  4. Actually was thinking of a lemon butter garlic recipe for the lobster hahaha! Oh yes, the penguins - they're too cute, hirap lang kuhanan ng photos ang lilikot haha!

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  5. nice photos! A must see talaga to sa Bangkok :)

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  6. Hi Tina, thanks for dropping by. Really worth the entrance fee no, every baht of it:-D

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