Gasp, as the treacherous jaws and the ogling eyes of deep sea creatures feel your uninvited presence at Siam Ocean World at Siam Paragon, Bangkok. This famed underground aquarium is one of the largest in Southeast Asia and houses over 30,000 aquatic creatures. These exotic beings range from the most colourful to the most deadly and have travelled great distances to be viewed by a great number of visitors. A Bangkok City Guide will definitely lead you to the aquarium and would also direct your attention to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Once you book your stay at the hotel, you are a few steps away from a marine adventure.
The aquarium is the size of three Olympic swimming pools and the experience it affords is undeniably larger than life. It is divided into seven zones that culminate in a holistic educational experience of the ocean and the life in it. The zones dedicated to the “Weird and wonderful” and “The Deep Reef” creatures are not as threatening as those on display at the 270 degree underwater tunnel. The aquarium takes you into a fantastical world of the ocean, yet once you plunge into the waters of the “Open Ocean” it’s best to enjoy the life-threatening feeling that courses through your veins.
When it is feeding time for the likes of penguins and sharks, children and adults can line up and enjoy the fun. Add to your experience by visiting Thailand’s First 4D Theatre that is situated within the premises. For children it would be as good as diving into the deep. Don’t think your experience is complete until you watch the “Sea jellies”. These translucent invertebrates move to the rhythms of the music and glimmer within a colourful tank. It will certainly be a grand finale to an equally memorable day at the aquarium.
Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world. Google+