Phuket Oceanarium – which is rather dull aquarium

The Phuket Aquarium is located on the southern point of Cape Phanwa, ten kilometers from Phuket Town. Next door to the naval base and pier, where constantly moored research vessel that belongs to the aquarium. Full title Attractions – Aquarium and Marine Biological Center Phuket That is, here not only contain sea animals and fish for the fun of the audience (well, there is not without it), as well as lead scientific work – conduct research and assessment of marine and coastal flora and fauna in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Siam.

The content of the article

  • 1 Phuket Oceanarium
  • 2 On the path to the pool with turtles
  • 3 Cape Panwa Embankment
  • 4 Information to visit
  • 5 On the map

Phuket Oceanarium

From Phuket Aquarium, as well as from Phuket Zoo, you should not expect anything special. Yes and reviews about him are usually not very good, and I personally understand – why. The aquarium itself is made of high quality, civilized, modern, all rooms and interior details are illuminated, nothing nowhere broken, there are cool fish and in some places come across quite interesting samples, in general – there is something to see. But he is very small! That is, in fact – this is one floor and pass it you can well, on the strength of twenty minutes.

If you set a goal and read all the inscriptions, for several minutes to examine and photograph each submitted instance – then it will take minutes — well, forty, not more. In my opinion, the aquarium Phuket is a landmark that is better to look at. “, that is, quickly jumped, looked and went to look really interesting places.

The entrance to the aquarium, of course, is inexpensive, but still for the attraction here is not enough items of admiration. For me, here it was possible to make everything somehow more interesting and more living creatures catch, good that the sea near by. When comparing immediately I recall the aquarium in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, which really huge, it takes a very long time and there are a lot of things, but here – like a cat crying. Probably, if you have already visited the Zoo Phuket, where there is a small aquarium, then there is no longer go meaning. He is clearly better than at the zoo, but not to the extent to pay for a ticket is nothing fundamentally new will see.

Entrance to Phuket Aquarium Entrance to Phuket Aquarium

Entrance to the Phuket Aquarium

Parking is huge Parking is huge

Parking is huge

You can touch the sea stars near the entrance You can touch the sea stars near the entrance

You can touch the starfish near the entrance.

Phuket Oceanarium Phuket Oceanarium

Phuket Oceanarium

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Inside there is pleasant music playing, there is a cinema hall, where cinema show in Thai with English subtitles. Animated mermaid there is something to comment, everything is implemented cool, but Foreign children will not read the subtitles, especially not English-speaking children.

In general, this whole place looks more like a scientific institution, rather than a tourist attraction, which is probably true. It is possible that the aquarium is an additional project of marine Research Center for the amendment of the financial situation.

Animated Mermaid Animated Mermaid

Animated mermaid

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Phuket Aquarium, inside view Phuket Aquarium, inside view

Phuket Aquarium, inside view

In the Aquarium there is a “type of underwater tunnel” – a glass tube, but This tunnel is only five meters long. At the same time they were stuffed there, for some reason, traveler, as if these five meters for the tourist something irresistible.

I suspect that this was done so that the people would not crowded and did not create traffic jams on peak days of visits, which is understandable – the permeability here is quite high and people can be quite to themselves dofig. And it would be fine with all this, but – under the water there is no one. Neither I did not see the promised stingrays or fierce sharks when driving on space speed on a five-meter tunnel. The most interesting, what I managed to see there was a turtle and some kind of fish trifle. I don’t know, maybe I was just unlucky and had an hour of sleep. or feeding, but the fact remains that there was no life in the water.

All I could see in the tunnel All I could see in the tunnel

All I could see in the tunnel

On the path to the pool with turtles

The exit from the attraction is organized through a souvenir shop, and if after the gift shop go not immediately to the exit, but from the glass turn the doors to the left, then there will be something a la “natural trail” with different plants. Pedestrian-equipped walkway along the sea with terrible posters with tortoise ruptured and different signatures like “trash kills turtles”.

After about 150 meters at the end of the walkway you will find a swimming pool with turtles, it will be right after the pier. And now it is already worth it. look because the pool is open and at length hands swim huge turtles half meter length. I would say that I liked these turtles more than the rest of the aquarium. Moreover, you can watch this pool for free – it is marked at me on the map.

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

This is what the pool looks like outside. This is what the pool looks like outside.

This is what the pool looks like outside.

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Cape Panwa Embankment

If you are in the aquarium, it is not superfluous to walk along the waterfront. The beach is so-so, but the place is pleasant, atmospheric is. Plus there are cafes.

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium Phuket Oceanarium - which is rather a dull aquarium

If you look at the embankment from the pool with turtles If you look at the embankment from the pool with turtles

If you look at the embankment from the pool with turtles

Information to visit

Entrance fee – 180 baht per person, child – 100 baht.

Opening hours of Phuket Aquarium: from 8-30 to 16-30, but ticket office closes already at 16 o’clock, so you should not be late. At 11 feeding the inhabitants, which was called the fidings show. Every half hour in the cinema are starting to turn the tape about the fish. There is a fish spa for 150 baht in 20 minutes. I recommend to come here closer to closing, as since you have time to slowly examine everything, without a crowd. Although it may on the contrary, it is necessary to focus on feeding time It will be more interesting.

There are some good ones before entering the aquarium. Cafes, where you can meet the sunset. From the adjacent pier you can rent a longtail to the neighboring satellite islands.

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