If you plan to visit Thailand, you cannot afford to miss one of the most iconic attractions of the country, the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World. Located in the heart of Bangkok, this family-friendly tourist hotspot is among the largest underwater aquariums in Southeast Asia. Meet more than 30,000 aquatic creatures belonging to 400 diverse species at this attraction, which boasts of being a one-of-its-kind nature experience in the middle of the city. The eleven zones in Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World recreate the natural habitats and water temperatures in which the various species flourish, ensuring the pleasure of visitors and thriving of the marine residents of the aquarium. The most prominent highlight of Sea Life Bangkok is the Ocean Tunnel, a bewitching transparent underwater tunnel that offers visitors the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the depths of oceans and the colourful inhabitants of these waters. Meet species that vary from the mightiest of sharks to the most adorable penguins, from vibrant corals and seahorses to freshwater fishes and creatures of the rainforest. Sea Life Bangkok also conducts special feeding sessions for the various animals in the zones, where visitors are entertained by the wonderful antics of the marine stars.
Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World zones recreate the diverse habitats of the numerous aquatic species that reside in the waters of this attraction. Home to creatures ranging from the smallest fishes to massive sharks, visitors can witness the vibrancy that thrives in the deep dark oceans in the eleven zones and participate in the interactive feeding sessions that are conducted throughout the day.
The first of the zones in Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is the Rocky Hideout. Designed to mimic the rocky underwater terrain of the deep oceans, this zone has been created in accordance with the natural habitats of the species that live within. Home to the Giant Spider Crab, Giant Pacific Octopus, and Spiny Lobster, Rocky Hideout provides them with the perfect opportunity to showcase their astonishing camouflage skills. While the Spider Crab is one of the world’s largest crabs and scavenges through the ocean floor, the Giant Pacific Octopus is among the smartest creatures of the ocean. Spiny Lobsters don’t look like regular lobsters as they lack large front pincers, and are known for their long travelling queues in the wild.
Meet the most well-known and feared marine creatures at one of the most adventurous zones in Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, the Shark Walk. The transparent wall separating you from the magnificent sharks allows you to closely marvel at them while you learn about the residents from the three interactive screens. The four species of sharks are housed in different tanks and are the Sharks, Sand Tiger Sharks, Nurse Sharks, and Black Tip Reef Sharks. Witness feeding sessions where the handlers dive inside the tanks to give these ancient aquatic creatures their meals. And if you are brave enough to look for a snorkelling session with these ocean giants, that can be arranged too!
Witness the most colourful and vibrant phenomenon of the marine world at the Coral Reefs zone in Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World. Corals are not plants or rocks, but actual animals that provide the habitat for more than a quarter of all marine species, a phenomenon you can see at Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World. Hundreds of clownfish live in the Sea Life zone, along with Lionfish, Pufferfish, Moray Eel, and other coral reef inhabitants. Explore and learn about how corals and algae depend on each other for survival and other interesting facts in this mesmerising underwater spectacle that rivals the rainbows of the skies.
An entire Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World zone is dedicated to one of the most astounding marine creatures, the seahorses. The Seahorse Kingdom is home to several species of seahorses, including endangered species that are bred on the premises and brought to the display section for visitors. The 50 unique species of seahorses survive in various kinds of habitats in oceans across the world, and Sea Life Bangkok has recreated certain such environments for the creatures to thrive in and for visitors to explore. The species one can see in this zone are the Big Belly Seahorse and Alligator Pipefish, while Sea Life Bangkok has also successfully bred the Zebra Snout.
Not all marine creatures need to be witnessed underwater, a notion thoroughly on display at the Rainforest Adventure zone in Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World. Explore the wonders and hidden dangers of the rainforest habitat which is home to several types of species, ranging from crocodiles and monster catfish to frogs and freshwater fish. Spot in this innovative zone the big creatures as well as the ones that look small and harmless yet are the deadliest species. Meet the Bearded Dragon, Poison Dart Frog, Arapaima, Short Clawed Otter Smart, Leopard Tortoise, big freshwater fish and several other species that inhabit the aquatic zones of the world’s tropical rainforests.
Rocky Shore, among the popular zones in Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, is home to one of the most adorable species of penguins, the Jackass Penguin. Native to the southern hemisphere, the flightless birds are bred and provided surroundings that mimic their natural habitat in the Rocky Shore so they can thrive in the warm climatic conditions of the Thai city. Known around the world as the penguins that make sounds similar to a donkey’s call, you can meet these African-origin species and attend their feeding sessions that are conducted several times a day. Learn more about them as you see their funny antics while they interact with their feeders and go about their day at the Rocky Shore.
The most iconic among the zones in Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is the Ocean Tunnel, a magical underwater extravaganza that promises a never-seen-before experience to visitors. Walk through the waters in a transparent tunnel while the stunning marine inhabitants of Sea Life Bangkok surround you. Meet shark species like Sand Tiger Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, eagle rays and hordes of fish among other aquatic species in this vibrant spectacle that rivals the best cinematic and theatrical experiences in the real world. Click memorable photographs with the marine stars as they swim around and entertain you with their awe-inspiring antics.
Rock Pools are created by the waters left behind by high tides and have been recreated at the Rockpool Explorer zone in Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World. If you think Rock Pools are mere pools of water, think again, as these are micro-habitats that are home to magnificent marine beings. You can not only witness these strong creatures but also touch and stroke them in the safe, controlled surroundings of Sea Life Bangkok. Make the acquaintance of starfish, hermit crabs, sea cucumbers, slate pencil urchins, mudskippers, and sea anemones at the artificially-created shallow pools that recreate the varying temperatures and crashing waves required by these species to survive and thrive.
Prepare to be bewitched by the Tropical Ocean zone in Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, which boasts of an astounding seven-metre-high aquarium. Stunning 360-degree views of the vibrant coral reefs and the hundreds of fish that call them their home await you at this monstrous installation, which brings together the major highlights of Sea Life Bangkok in one zone. Learn interesting details about the Clownfish, Lionfish, Pufferfish, Moray Eel, Hump Head Maori Wrasse, and numerous other coral reef inhabitants from the interactive information boards installed in the zone. Capture enthralling pictures with your loved ones with the colourful backdrop of corals in this unmatched experience.
Apart from marine creatures, an abundant feature of the deep dark oceans are the numerous shipwrecks that can be found on the ocean floor, and that is what has inspired the Shark Ship Wreck zone in Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World. A recreation of the massive shipwrecks that can be found in every ocean of the world, this zone offers visitors a glimpse into how these man-made objects become a part of the marine habitat. Witness several of the fish species of Sea Life Bangkok swim and play around as they coexist in harmony, and beware of the shark species that hide away in the shadows.
The most popular Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World zone is the Ocean Tunnel, an enchanting underwater transparent tunnel which is surrounded by the diverse marine creatures of Sea Life. Meet sharks, eagle rays and numerous varieties of fish as they swim through the waters in an experience that rivals the best theatrical performances.
Feeding sessions are conducted at different times throughout the day at the various Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World zones. Visitors can witness the animals eat their daily meals and learn valuable information about them from the animal handlers. The feeding sessions include feeding Sharks, Gentoo Penguins, Eagle Rays, Jackass Penguins, Freshwater Fish, Otters, Coral Reefs, Seahorses, and Archerfish.
Sea World Bangkok Ocean World is the most iconic family-friendly marine experience in Thailand and boasts of being one of the largest underwater aquariums in Southeast Asia. Home to more than 30,000 marine beings that belong to over 400 diverse species, the attraction recreates their natural habitat and climatic conditions required to ensure these creatures thrive.
The best time to visit Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is during the evening hours as the crowds are lesser during this period. It is recommended that you visit the attraction during the weekdays to avoid the heavy rush of visitors on weekends and public holidays.
Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is located on the B1-B2 floor, Siam Paragon Shopping Centre, 991 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330. It is right in the heart of Bangkok and is within a walking distance from the Siam Square area, MBK Shopping Centre, and Central World.