For the first time in my life I saw the aquarium in Kuala Lumpur. Then he I was very impressed. It was very interesting to compare it with Bangkok, which is also considered one of the best.
The second time impressions, of course, are not so strong, but all equally amazing. Stuck in front of some ten aquariums minutes trying to take a photo. Also was with the child, not one, watched his eyes. In Siam Ocean World, everything is done in such a way that even a small child will be interested.
The content of the article
- 1 Aquarium in Bangkok
- 1.1 Territory and maintenance of aquariums
- 1.2 Contact Oceanarium
- 1.3 Tunnel
- 1.4 Shark feeding
- 1.5 Jellyfish and chill out
- 2 Information to visit
- 2.1 Ticket price and opening hours
- 2.2 How to get to the aquarium
- 3 On the map
The correct name of the aquarium is SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, but there is the name Siam Ocean World, which is outdated. In any If you know, there is only one aquarium in Bangkok confused.
Territory and maintenance of aquariums
We arrived at the day off — don’t do that if you don’t have e-tickets from Klook or from the site. The queue was very long and went out to the second floor. I do not know how much it can be stand for half an hour. It’s good that I bought the tickets in advance and I don’t it was necessary to stand in it (see below for details about tickets and prices).
In principle, there are many bright marine figures in the lobby. inhabitants, designed to entertain the waiting people, with them you can take pictures and distract the child. There was also a man in a penguin costume that offered everyone to take a photo along with by him.
A huge line, which then went to the second floor in food court
People crowd outside the ocean aquarium in food court
The entourage of the whole Oceanarium is very pleased with its originality and variety. All along the way are aquariums of different sizes and forms, beginning from absolutely small, and finishing large, round, so that it can be circumvented in a circle. It’s comfortable, especially when a lot of people are always somewhere but there will be free place.
Not less shocking and the very content of aquariums, ranging from totally incomprehensible worms, which then crawl out of the sand and stand in columns in the water, then hide again in it, and ending huge crabs, I would even say crabs. I did not know that they grow to such big sizes!
One of the huge aquarium with colorful fish
Strange installation in one of the aquariums
Cool entourage under the dense jungle
Incomprehensible worms, which then appeared from the sand, then again in he was buried
A huge crab, roughly with a human head
How much grace and grace in this tiny creature!
Surprisingly near! Deep but close
But how great that a lot of large aquariums with large, bright fish that swim slowly past, very close to glass and can be seen very well. We have such aquariums. stuck for a long time, and there were several of them, and fish everywhere different, in general, there is something to look at.
But fast otters (or whatever they call these nimble waterfowl animals?) we almost did not see. First, because they were very popular with other children and their aquarium I was literally stuck with children of different ages, and also themselves the animals moved so quickly that I did not have time to show them to kid.
With penguins it was somehow easier, they swim, of course, too quickly, but it’s great to stroll over land. Especially, that, apparently, suited the feeding time and they literally crowded near the glass and clustered with each new visitor, giving yourself a look.
Mega-speed otter, or how is it there?
For young children, probably the most interesting entertainment – this is an opportunity to climb a pen in the aquarium and touch the rough there starfish Yes, of course, the star itself is completely it’s unpleasant that a thousand hands touch her in a day, but in children causes complete delight.
It is a pity that there was no one else besides the star.
Starfish are asked not to take out of the water, although few who are is listening
This is my favorite place in the aquarium! Calls me genuine children delight huge fishes and sharks swimming above my head! Generally, this feeling that you are under water, under all these marine life, and not above them, is very blows up the imagination.
See how dangerous and toothy swims over you Hulk and it’s very cool that you can see it like this close. A bit scary and at the same time interesting. Although it may be the fear is caused by the fact that I watched a movie about sharks as a child I look at them with a shudder.
In the tunnel, a lot of people periodically accumulated, nevertheless better to come on a weekday, and then almost turn is created.
These always swam a couple, so cool
Swimming beautiful horror
But from high it can be seen much better
And interesting and scary
Sometimes in a tunnel not overflowed
Aquarium ending tunnel
And one of the most vivid impressions was the feeding of sharks. I looked at the schedule when it will be (2 times a day), specially pre-occupied comfortable seats and waited for the performance. The aquarium in which this action took place was very large, on the whole wall, in front of him – benches, as in the amphitheater, so that all was well visible.
At first two divers with buckets sailed, then they appeared and sharks. They were fed pieces of fish that were set on long stick-pins. It seems like everything is safe, but it looked scary. Sharks threw themselves so sharply on these pieces, so terribly swallowed them at once.
Shark feeding at Bangkok Oceanarium
Shark feeding at Bangkok Oceanarium
Jellyfish and chill out
There is one very meditative place in the aquarium – it is room with jellyfish. The light is almost completely turned off there, unobtrusively quiet music is playing, in the middle of the room is circular soft sofa, and all the aquariums with jellyfish somehow cleverly are highlighted.
So that these creatures look like some kind of magical inhabitants unknown country, such as Pandora from Avatar. Being a different size and forms, they imposingly and beautifully swim in their aquariums, iridescent rainbow colors.
Backlit jellyfish in chill out
There is another entertainment in the Bangkok Aquarium that I don’t tried it. This is a boat ride with a transparent bottom that floats. on the surface of the water above the very tunnel and its passengers look on all the inhabitants from the top down. I do not know how interesting it is. It seems to me, not really, a waste of money.
Oceanarium is the place to go yourself, even if You have no children, because it is interesting even for adults. And if children there is, then it is generally the number one attraction.
Cafe in the Bangkok Oceanarium
Children’s room in the Oceanarium
Children’s room in the Oceanarium
Information to visit
Ticket price and opening hours
Opening hours: 10 to 21 (you must enter until 20:00, but an hour for viewing will not be enough). It is best to lay at least 2-3 hours to watch, especially with children, and if you want to look at feeding animals.
The price of a ticket to the aquarium: 990 baht adult and 790 baht for children (3-11 years old). Children under 3 years free.
Ticket price to the aquarium + 4D cinema and boating with glass bottom: 1,300 baht adult, 1,100 baht adult. But honestly i will say it is not worth it. Cinema garbage, as elsewhere, movie will show everything (the cinema does not work until April 2019). Boat too doubtful pleasure.
Since the tickets are not very cheap, I have a life hack for you, how to buy tickets cheaper: 700 baht for an adult and 650 baht for baby Cheaper than the official website! Also, it will be possible pass the queue, which is very important sometimes.
Tickets at a discount for 700 baht →
If you have several people, the discount will be good. Go to the site Klook, register and buy tickets online for today or another date. Immediately after payment you will receive mail voucher. It will need to show at the entrance on the screen of the phone.
Otter feeding: at 11 and 15 o’clock. Gentoo penguin feeding: 12:30 and 16:30 Jackass penguin feeding: at 11:30 and 15:30. Feeding sharks: at 13 and 16 hours. Feeding of skates: at 13:30 and 16.30.
How to get to the aquarium
Find Siam Ocean World is easy, it is right next to station BTS Siam in the building of a huge shopping center Siam Paragon (there are several shopping centers in a row and BTS is near the right one). Descend from BTS go to the shopping center, go to the first floor (if you are not on it), and near the food court there will be an escalator down (this is an underground floor). Simpler, probably, there is a guard on the spot to ask some in order not to wander, there all the aquarium know.
On the map
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