Pattaya Aquarium, Thailand: A Stunning Window into Marine Life

And a often-missed secret

By Shubhra Krishan

Pattaya Aquarium, Thailand. I don’t know if they are exactly 5000 in number, but the creatures at Pattaya’s aquarium are colourful and fascinating. Walk through more than 105 metres of clear acrylic tunnels, watching exquisite sea creatures glide and swish around you at Pattaya Aquarium.

Pattaya aquarium draws its marine life from the Gulf of Thailand

Pattaya Aquarium

At the Pattaya Aquarium, It’s interesting to observe how some of these creatures lie death-still. Some can barely be spotted, thanks to their colour camouflage skills.

You enter a world of shores, sandy beaches and rocky rapids, similar to a retreat on a private island.

Snakes alive! You never really know what extraordinary sight might greet you at the Underwater World, and that is its appeal. 

As you’ll discover, the aquarium has three zones: the Coral Reef Zone, Shark and Stingray Zone and Giant of Siam Zone. What I loved best were the Jellyfish, quivering delicately—it is the biggest collection and display of jellyfish in Thailand.

 Koi fish at Pattaya Aquarium
Show at Pattaya aquarium
Turtles at Pattaya Aquarium

For anyone who enjoys the adrenaline rush, They have an open ocean zone . Here, you come face to face with some of the ocean’s most dangerous predators like Black Tip Reef Sharks and Giant Groupers

The freshwater fish zone is an artificially created shipwreck that is home to many species. It showcases the many varieties economical and freshwater fish that Thailand has to offer. This particular exhibit is perfect for kids and adults alike.

Pattaya Aquarium At the Touch Pool Zone, there are rack pool creations from coastal area around Thailand, and you can feed colourful fish here. Set aside at least an hour and a half to take it all in; more if you are a true blue lover of marine life. Don’t forget to stop by and buy something at the lovely souvenir shop.

 Underwater World: 

22/22 Mu 11, Sukhumvit Road, Tambon Nong Prue, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chonburi

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