Siam Ocean World is a wonderful aquarium of sea creatures ranging from the delicious lobsters, beautiful coral fishes and the dangerous shark.
It takes up the space of B1 and B2 in Siam Paragon (accessible from Siam BTS Skytrain Station). Entrance / ticket counter is at the other end of the Siam Paragon mall.
The standard ticket includes a glass bottom boat ride where the fishes follow closely after the boat for visitors to throw in some shrimps (can be purchased). The fishes snatches the shrimps and creater a splash of water. The ride is pretty short (1 round) and at the end of the ride, the tendency is to throw in the remainder of the shrimps.
A fast space walk (including the boat ride) would take you about an hour or two to complete.
Nearer to the end, there the feet spa where you dip your feet into a "basin" of fishes who will eat away all the dead cells from your feet. The treatment is very safe.
Besides this Siam Ocean World, the other comparable ones is the Singapore's Sentosa Underwater World and one in Sydney.
Worth the while visiting this place.
Siam Ocean world a wonderfull world in the centre of Bangkok. Admission fee: 650 Baht with cinema 4D.
Name: Siam Ocean World
Theme: Sharks, Fish, 4d cinema
Pictures in the web: Ocean World in Siam Paragon
First Photo: Shark in Ocean World
Second photo: Ocean World
Third photo: Ocean World
Forth photo: Ocean World
Fifth photo: Me in Ocean World
At the basement of Siam Paragon is Siam Ocean World, an aquarium with a pretty impressive underwater tunnel housing lots of sharks, stingrays and big fish. Leave the husband and children there whilst ladies go shopping. Entrance fees are not cheap though.
I thought it a little bewildering that underneath the glitzy shopping arcade hides this "subterranean" waterworld. My favourite were the sea angels!!
What can I say? A really nice aquarium to visit.
The pictures here do not do the sea creatures any justice. You have to go there to see them for yourself.
Take the package that includes the aquarium entrance, glass bottom boat ride and the "4D cinematic experience".
It will be difficult to take photos with a simple point and shoot camera unless it is armed with the "aquarium function". Unless you know how to fiddle with the manual controls and turning off the flash, photos will always turn out dismal.
I thought that the entrance fee was only 450baht (i checked the website and then there were two rates: the one in written in thai was 450 for adults, while the english one was 750baht.)
anyway, i still went to Siam Ocean World and paid the 750 entrance fee, which included several stubs (1 free 22oz pepsi, 1 free boat ride, and 1 free 4D movie). The boat ride would set you back 150baht, while the 4D movie would be 250baht.
despite being 750baht poorer, i enjoyed the whole experience.
Siam Ocean World as they say is the First World Class Aquarium in Thailand and its similar to Singapore's Sentosa Underwaterworld.
It is divided into 7 zones namely: weird and wonderful, sea jellies, open ocean, rocky shore, deep reef, living ocean and rainforest.
Yopu can also have an underwater wedding and dive with the shark activity though it has to be pre arranged.
Magical Mermaid Shows (YOU SHOULDNT MISS THIS) and other activities like penguin feeding and shark feeding are done on a specific time (check brochures)
They have an on going promotion when we were there : THB690.00 for adult and THB 540.00 for child
a. Siam Ocean World Ticket
b. Free Pepsi (you can claim at any booth)
c. Free Ice cream
d. 4D X~venture
e. VCD (cartoon)
f. Discount coupons
g. Glass Bottom Ride (not worth queuing up a long line)
well this is fantastic ...the marine world located inside the paragon mall ..cost me 2400baht for 3 adult and a kids.(my 1st daugther height above thekid limit.)inclusive the entrance pass,clearbottom boat ,4d movie and a gift .well i don't get the oppurtunity to feed the shark here..may be next time.
I confessed: I did not even bother to step in (well, except the gift shop). Singapore has one. I've been to the one in Melbourne. And I have been IN the real thing off countless islands, not to mention the Great Barrier Reef. My friends however visited it and came back with raving reviews....so it can't really be all bad. Probably a great place to bring kids!
Open 9am-10pm daily.
Entry fee (circa Jul 2006):
Adults: 450 bahts
Children: 280 Bahts
this is a new tourist spot in bangkok which opened in oct.2005. entrance fee is 400baht per person.. you can see a world of ocean creatures...its like looking inside a big aquarium...the enourmous fishes, penguins, sharks...i can only gasp :what a wonderful world! im so happy i found nemo in one of the small aquariums inside the ocean world
Anyone above 120cm will have to pay 500 baht for the entry and glass-bottom boat ride. You can see a wide variety of marine life from spider crabs, sea urchins to sharks. There are also talks that you can attend and a touch pool where you can handle star fish. The rocks and seaweed were man-made and their stand is that in order to teach conversation, they should not destroy the nature by bring marine life into the aquarium.
This will definitely occupy your little ones. It is also air-conditioned, which is definitely a plus when in Bangkok.
Though not as exciting as the one in Singapore, it has a good enough variety of fish and beautiful sting/manta rays.
My 2-year old daughter definitely enjoyed it here and didn't wan to leave.
Located at the Basement of Siam Paragon Shopping Mall is the Siam Ocean World one of the largest Aquarium of the world.
The place was full of school children when we were there.
The kids will like it. If you dont have the time, you can give this place a miss.