Author: Pushpitha Wijesinghe
The capital and by far the largest city of Thailand, Bangkok is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Asia, with its vast spread of sky scrapers, modern structures, magnificent temples, canals, palaces, eventful markets and vivacious nightlife. Above all, this fantastic metropolis houses Southeast Asia's largest aquarium Siam Ocean World, which happens to be Thailand's greatest tourist magnet and a hub for the youth to expand their perception of the world beneath the ocean.
A visit to the Siam Ocean World guarantees an improvement in your knowledge about aquatic Environment and its inhabitants. It takes you on an exciting journey through seven different zones, namely Sea Jellies, Open Ocean, Rocky Shore, Rainforest, Living Ocean, Deep Reef and Weird and Wonderful.
Located in the basement of Siam Paragon, Bangkok's chic shopping destination, this world-class aquarium is spread across 10,000-square-metres. Your voyage into the Big Blue will be greeted by the prologue at the zone, ‘Weird and Wonderful', where an extraordinary collection of weird-looking marine creatures such as garden eel, striped frogfish, gigantic spider crabs and nautiluses are displayed.
On entering the Deep Reef Zone, a diversity of fascinating and beautiful reef dwellers will stun you. One of Siam Ocean World‘s most attractive and interesting zones, it comprises a broad range of wonderful coral reefs from all over the world offering a much closer experience of the intriguing, intelligent and colourful life in the deep sea.
At the Living Ocean zone, you can get a much better idea about the lifestyle of the aquatic creatures. How they seize their food and oxygen, defend themselves from predators and reproduce. And next, at Rainforest, a display of a complex ecosystem will demonstrate the interrelationships between animals and plants. In addition, the unique Rocky Shore and Open Ocean both present something interesting and educational while Sea Jellies zone features the ever so amazing sea jellies who are the most wide spread species in the worlds. The activity choices at this aquarium ranges from viewing the marine life from a glass-bottom boat to scanning through the ocean waters in a diving kit with vivid species of sea creatures.
Siam ocean world has something for everybody, especially through shows such as Rocky Shore Talk, Shark Feeding, Diver Underwater Talk, Penguin Feeding, Rainforest Zone Feeding, Otter Feeding and Animal Contact. So it is apparent that this attraction in Bangkok will surely grant you with one unforgettable experience.
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Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.