Visiting Thailand but no time to head out to the beautiful islands for an island holiday? Well, you can still get a glimpse of the great underwater kingdom of Thailand through the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World in Siam Paragon in Bangkok City. This place boast an area of 3 Olympic sized swimming pools with 30,000 exhibits of more than just fishes with the one and only 4D Theater (Yes, 4D) in Thailand. It is also the largest underwater exhibit in the world. Located two floors below the Siam Paragon building which is also a major shopping complex, you will get the chance to experience an underwater world from not only local waters but also different regions around the world in seven zones which are Sea Jellies, Open Ocean, Rocky Shore, Rain Forest, Living Ocean, Deep Reef and Weird and Wonderful.
A visit to Zone 1 in Weird and Wonderful will bring you to exhibits that are bizarre such as huge Spider Crabs, Leafy Sea Dragons and stripped frog fish among the many exhibits, so if you have never seen any of these fine specimens alive for real before, this is your chance to do so! Heading out to the Zone 2 Deep Reef section which is an 8 meter long underwater tunnel, you can get a great view of the local marine life from wonderful corals to large sharks, manta rays and other fishes swimming by oblivious to you walking in the tunnel. You should see some of the size of these marine creatures which are quite awesome thriving comfortably in the huge tank. You can also communicate with the divers who go in to feed the fishes at certain times of the day, which should be a thrill for young and old alike.
Next head out to the zone 3 Living Ocean where you can observe and learn how one marine creature relates to the next in the sensitive ecological balance of the seas. You get to see the clown fish or most of us will also know it as Nemo from the Disney cartoon, living among the sea anemone that is their protective home and poisonous to other who touch it except for this fish that uses it as a form of protection. There are many other things here that you would not be aware of until you visit and you can tour this section with a glass bottom boat, giving you a clear view of an underwater ecology system! You can even do a mini jungle trek in the Zone 4 Rain Forest section and see what other creatures thrive in the water kingdom aside from the sea and oceans such as huge water rats, otters and the African lung-fish. As you go deeper into the exhibits in the other zones where you can get a chance to watch the feeding of the sharks and large Eagle rays and for kids, you could go back stage and play with some of these creatures such as the starfish petting zoo and otter feeding activities which would be a once in a life time experience. The most spectacular zone is also the last zone which is the Sea jellies. Here you get to watch a the jellies through a LED lighted tank and see the grace and symphony of the sea jellies as the float by gracefully in the tank with their translucent bodies. You will only get to see this in Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World! Those who just can’t resist the temptation to dive in and be with the fishes will also get a chance to do this in Ocean World where you can put on a wetsuit and jump right in there where all the action is. If this does not quench your thirst for a diving experience, then the next place you should go is a diving tour of the Islands in Thailand!
The fun does not end here, head on to the only 4D cinema in Thailand for a Sony 4D Xventure Adventure in the specially designed seats and state-of-the-art film technology that will bring everything to life right before your very eyes in a 25 minute showcase of a virtual underwater world. You will throw away the 3D experience once you have tried this! So, especially if you have kids traveling with you or you want to experience a great underwater adventure right in the city of Bangkok, make sure you book the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World tickets in advance and include it as part of your tour in Bangkok City.
This is all part of the Bangkok tour and sightseeing itinerary for most of those who are spending some time in the city and you can also do a great round of shopping while at Siam Paragon with all the glitzy and fashionable boutiques and while you are at it, get some insight into local Thai food at the food court or many other food outlets in the building. So you can consider it as a one stop place to be for at least a whole day while you are in Bangkok!