Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World Overview

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World is one of Southeast Asia's largest underwater aquariums. The Underwater Ocean Tunnel provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see 400+ marine species, including beautiful sharks. Witness and photograph uncommon marine species such as water rats, otters, and penguins, as well as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feed them with your hands.

Are you all set to experience the sea realm beneath? And, are you finding it hard to contain your excitement to watch the mysterious marine creatures inhabiting the ocean bed? Well, the SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World is waiting to give you a unique glimpse of the aquatic world and the underwater ecosystem.

 Embark on this adventure as part of your Thailand trip package and hop on an exhilarating tour of the 14 different attractions of this prestigious walk-in aquarium namely Ocean Tunnel, Rainforest Adventure, Coral Reefs, Tropical Ocean, Seahorse Kingdom, Rocky shore and Rocky Hideout.

At the Rainforest Adventure you can wind through the tree trunks and tops to catch sights of some of the weirdest animals. You will be enamored by the bouncing poison dart frogs amongst the foliage, the spiny-scaled bearded dragon and the super cute short-clawed otters.

There is a miraculous presentation of the various seahorse species at the Seahorse Kingdom where you spot the seadragons grip at the seagrass. Encounter the sea stars at Rockpools and set sail on a glass-bottomed boat to catch sightings of sharks and schools of fish.

At the Rocky shore you can spot the different kinds of rays and befriend some very doting Jackass Penguins. Also a major bonus if you are visiting during their feeding time is that you can watch them get excited and catch fat, delicious fishes to calm their hungry bellies. Also, if you have not got enough of these flightless cuties then how about ending the aquarium tour with a visit to the Penguin Ice Adventure section? Just drop by and greet these sweethearts before you go.

When you are done touring the aquarium you can watch your favorite cartoon characters in 4D, or, simply set forth on a knowledgeable behind the scene tour with rapture. This tour will let you unravel all the Sea Life Bangkok’s secrets where you view the ocean exploration equipment and watch the caring regimen for the marine creatures, at the Nursery Center and Aquatic Quarantine.

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• Under one of Bangkok’s largest shopping malls, and in south East Asia’s largest aquariums, have an experience of a lifetime as you watch as many as 400 species of marine life thriving and residing.
• Have a frolicsome learning about 30,000 fishes of our planet and other interesting animals transported from the Amazon River, as well as some that are known to have existed since the time dinosaurs dominated planet earth.
• Set out on a hide-and seek adventure with the Giant Pacific Octopus and Giant Spider Crab hiding in the dark rocks and coral reefs.
• Feel the thrill of exploring the different varieties of shark as you go shark walking with just a transparent, thin acrylic screen separating you from them.
• Get lost in the dazzling spectacle displayed by the school of coral species and colorful fishes.
• Feel immersed in the sea at Sea Life Bangkok’s most spectacular tunnel called the Ocean Tunnel where you spot eagle rays and sharks.
• Feel enigmatic as you experience the beauty of a man-made shipwreck with sharks swimming around in the Shark Shipwreck section.
• Fall in love with ever-so-cute penguins that waddle around in the Penguin Ice playground.
• Discover the pleasure of feeding the marine creatures with your own hands.
• After an informative exploration session, get ready for a gentle foot exfoliation sesh by the fishes at the Sea Life world.

How To Reach

By road: If you are coming in a taxi or any other form of road transport, first reach the Siam Paragon mall. Then, head to the floor B1 and B2 of the mall as this spot is where the aquarium is located. Once you have come down the escalator, you can easily find the aquarium’s entrance right before you. 

By Sky train: Take a BTS sky train and disembark at the BTS Siam Station. Take Exit 5 and you will reach the Siam Paragon Mall. Once you are down the escalator you will spot the entrance of the SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World at the B1 and B2 floor.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World would be in the evening hours around 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM as it would be less crowded. In order to take a complete tour of the aquarium, you would need about 90 - 120 minutes.

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Creatures at SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World 

1. Coral Reef Inhabitants: At the Coral reef Zone you will submerge yourself in the glowing gardens that house schools of bright-colored coral species and colorful fishes. You can spot the Clownfishes, lionfishes, pufferfishes, and moray eels in this zone besides corals. 

2. Rainforest Species: When you move into the zone of tropical rainforest and take a small break from viewing the underwater world, you can witness the supremely interesting rainforest species. These include the camouflaging frogs, and the utterly lovable otters. 

3. Seahorses: At the Seahorse Kingdom you will observe the breeding and living habitat of seahorses. These bizarre looking creatures have a coiled, long tail, and a large stomach. Some of the species that you will spot here are the big belly seahorse and the alligator pipefish. 

4. Tropical Rainforest: If you are all set to set out for a jungle adventure then head to the tropical rainforest section that lets you witness life as it beneath tropical treetops. You will be delighted to watch the adorable otters playing with one another and the frogs masquerading themselves. 

5. Rockpool inhabitants: At the micro habitants called rockpools, spot some of the most incredible creatures. At this enjoyable playground you will be excited to watch the starfishes, sea anemones and crabs. Make sure you and your kids are gentle when touching these creatures.

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6. Turtles: If you have always loved watching the turtles on TV but never really had an opportunity to witness them in person then head to the SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World where you can spot critically endangered green sea turtles with bright green bodies. These turtles are completely herbivorous and feed on algae, and grass that makes their body fat green in color. 

7. Sharks: On a massive interactive screen spot one of the world’s dangerous predators, the sharks. At the SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World, you can spot some of the unique shark species that include leopard, blacktip reef, and sand tiger sharks. 

8. Rays: At the Rocky shore you will meet the ocean’s dancer, the leopard whiprays. Some other varieties of Rays that you will find here include the stingray, Makita, eagle ray, shovel nose ray and Bowmouth Guitarfish. You will have a gala time watching them sliding through the water.  

9. Penguins: Have you ever dreamt of stroking a playful baby penguin? If yes then the SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World might just fulfill your dream. You can spot Humboldt, Gentoo, and King penguins here at the Penguin Ice Adventure zone. 

10. Makita: Wandering through South East Asia’s longest underwater tunnel discovers the largetooth sawfish called Makita that may have a saw-like rostrum, and a shark-like body but is incredibly lovable and friendly. 

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Places to Shop near SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World

1. Main floor of the Siam Paragon shopping mall (the Luxury): The best thing about SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World is that it is located below the Siam Paragon Mall hence you can always enter the glass and steel atrium at the main floor to shop for designer brands like Prada, Louis Vuitton and Hermes.

So, bring in your credit card and fill in your bags with the season’s new launches as luxury of this kind does not come cheap. 

2. Fashion Venue (first floor): Keep your eyes peeled for the seasonal sale all through the mall as you may get lucky and bag a designer bargain when in the Fashion Venue. Shop for premium-high-street fashionable merchandise from Hugo Boss, Armani, Paul Smith and H&M!

3. Third and second Floors (Leisure and Lifestyle): The third and second floors of the mall are dedicated to leisure and lifestyle with showrooms selling upmarket home furnishing, home technology products and jaw-dropping supercars.

You can come here to window shop or shop for foreign language books. On the cafes located on these floors you can take a chilled out break while appreciating the refined décor.

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Tips to Visit Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World 

-Do not prepare too many things in order to have an interesting experience. 

-Make sure your camera is ready and fully charged to capture as many spectacular shots as possible. 

-Always be clothed in a comfy pair of light shoes and clothes as that will ensure you get the best photos in the oceanic backdrop.

-Feed the sharks from a safe distance.

-Follow the instructions of the instructor when you take on a behind-the-scenes tour to uncover Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World’s secrets. Also, paying heed to the staff’s instructions is mandatory --so as to not let the marine creatures smell your fear

-Wear a mask at all times especially in zones that receive higher traffic.

-Get yourself temperature checked upon arrival.

-Maintain social distancing when standing in queues, preferably a distance of 2 meters. 

-Sanitize your hands whenever possible especially if you have contact with any high-touch surface. 

-The entire Sea World Ocean Kingdom area has very dim lightning hence keep a close watch on the kids.

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Point of Interest for Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
Glass Bottom Boat

Glass Bottom Boat

Explore the underwater mysteries but without wetting your toes on a glass bottom boat at the SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World from 11 AM to 7 PM daily. You make the most of the opportunity of experiencing the beauty of the vibrant marine life that thrives beneath. The entire activity of getting up close and personal with the colorful fishes, stingrays and sharks will leave you spellbound. During such a close encounter you can also watch a SEA LIFE staff feeding the fishes by hand. If you are a non-swimmer then do not miss this grand oceanic expedition with your children, as it will help you gain an invigorating perspective on marine life.

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4D Cinema

4D Cinema

If the reel life adventure has had you enough then it is time to embark on a real life adventure at the 4D cinema section in the SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World. The modern four-dimensional technology will let you enjoy getting face to face with your favorite cartoon characters instead of just producing sounds or images from a moving projection. You experience movies like Spongebob Squarepants from all your senses as 4D cinema is a lot more than being audio visual. With this cutting-edge technology you will have a thrilling time from the beginning to end.

Ocean Walker

Ocean Walker

Say hello and touch the undersea world life as you equip yourself and slip on your swimsuit gear just to walk through an underwater tunnel to stroke the beautiful creatures. The ocean walking is going to be safe and exciting with unimpeded access to the sea life mysteries. It is open from 10:30 to 6 PM daily and the 180-degree vista of the astounding creatures and the aquatic world is something that you cannot miss.

Feeding the Animals

Feeding the Animals

If you are looking for some fun activities in the SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World then head straight to the feeding area and get a once in a lifetime chance of feeding the marine animals. From Manta Rays to Penguins and even otters, the feeding sessions here are carried out with various sea mammals. For some more thrill, you can choose the feeding session with sharks as well, which is very famous among adventure seekers.

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Aquarium Zones at SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World

Aquarium Zones at SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World

1. Rocky Hideout: Stop at the zone of rocky hideout where the Giant Pacific Octopus and Giant Spider Crab thrive and reside. Catch them hiding and camouflaging in the dark rocks and coral reefs. Give into the fun of playing hide and seek with these smart marine creatures that keep the ocean clean by feeding on carcasses.  

2. Shark Walk: How would you feel if a wafer-thin see-through sheet separates you from 5 kinds of sharks? Of course, you would be thrilled and that is what the Shark Walk section of Sea Life Bangkok World lets you feel. On a massive interactive screen you face the world’s dangerous predators, chin-up. You can pose with the different varieties of shark here that include the Blacktip Reef Shark, Leopard, and Sand Tiger shark.

3. Behind the Scenes Tour: To get hands-on experience with myriad ocean exploration equipment and to see all that goes behind taking care of the marine creatures, you must join on a Behind the Scenes Tour. You will uncover every secret of the aquarium as a knowledgeable instructor guides you through the Nursery Center, water-quality monitoring lab, and Aquatic Quarantine.

4. Coral Reef: Do you wish to see a rainbow under water? Dive into the dazzling oasis underwater and flap your wins at Sea Life Bangkok. Prepare to revel in the beauty of hundreds of clownfishes, lionfishes, pufferfishes and Moray eels. Discover the magical spectacle of scintillating colors in the Reef Zone’s vivid coral gardens.

5. Seahorse Kingdom: If you have always believed seahorses to be mythical creatures then get a new spin to your belief by visiting the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World. Watch the seahorses and seadragons grip at the seagrass meadows and mangrove roots. Unfortunately, the wonderful creatures are facing an extinction risk of being killed for traditional medicine and habitat destruction. But, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World has succeeded in breeding the Zebra Snout and Big-Belly seahorses.

6. Rainforest Adventure: If you are all set to experience a jungle adventure then head to the zone of Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World where you can see the toothy, big but sometimes harmless and small looking animals that prowl about. At the Rainforest Adventure section you will catch sightings of bearded dragons with spiny scales, bouncing poison dart frogs, leopard tortoises and short clawed otters. This zone also houses some of the biggest freshwater species that include the Arapaima which has a special organ for breathing and feeds on tiny aquatic animals.

7. Rocky Shore: At the rocky shore, enter the empire of turtles and watch them swim underwater. When done seeing the turtles do not miss out on watching the cute little penguins especially when they are being fed. Sea Life has breeds baby Humboldt, Gentoo, and baby King Penguins and hosts multiple seshes of feeding. Watching them come running for food on their cute feet will leave you with a broad grin.

8. Living Art: the Art of Camouflage: Drawing inspiration from the marine animals’ camouflage abilities, the Living Art has been the newest addition to Sea Life Bangkok. It is like visiting an area of living art which designs and displays colors of yellow boxfish, lionfish and starfish.

9. Tropical Ocean: Be hypnotized by the Tropical Exploration zone. This seven meter colossal high aquarium presents you with a stunning view of breathtakingly beautiful fish and coral species. When here, do not forget to browse through the information boards erected nearby. These boards will help you muster interesting information related to the significance of marine conservation efforts and the life cycles of aquatic creatures.

10. Ocean Tunnel: Your visit to Sea Life Bangkok Ocean world is incomplete without a visit to the Ocean Tunnel. Lose yourself in the oceanic wonders by walking through this other-wordly path surrounded by a plethora of sea life including nurse sharks, sand tiger sharks, eagle rays and hordes of fishes. You will feel like you are witnessing a Broadway spectacle as they move around in a surreal manner in the tunnel. Moreover, a phenomenal display of a popular Thai mythological story icon will hold your attention till the very end.

11. Shark Shipwreck: The shark shipwreck may be a man-made wonder here but when you see the sharks swimming around the wreck, it all feels real. Try not to look away and just think of diving deep into the deep blue ocean.

12. Jellies: For any visitor who loves iridescence of sorts, will absolutely love the display of jellyfish. The way they illuminate and keep swaying in the blue water make them look like spectral creatures from a different universe. Do visit them because you might just get tempted to sleep, meditate or simply gawk at them, because the zone feels so calming.

13. Penguin Ice Adventure: Greet the adorable Penguins at the Penguin Ice Adventure arena, before you start exploring other things. Seeing the penguins swimming in a big pool, and them coming right before the reinforced glass to play with you, will make you ecstatic.

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Shark Dive

Shark Dive

If you are waiting with bated breath to have the most immersive experience then there is nothing more thrill-seeking then diving with the sharks. You can try scuba diving and get your adrenaline pumping as you delve deep down into the underwater world and get close with the sharks. The myriad varieties of sharks namely blacktip reef sharks, sand tiger and leopard sharks are likely to impress you. During this shark diving sesh you will also come across eagle rays, round ribbontail rays besides very many exotic marine species that will woo you beyond measure. It is suggested that you do not get afraid or panic because it can get dangerous if the sharks smell fear.

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Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World FAQs

What is the SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World famous for?

SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World famous for being one of the spectacular walk-in aquariums that houses iridescent coral reefs, stunning sea otters, sea horses and a myriad varieties of sharks, turtles and fishes. It is also famous for the cute Gentoo Penguins that waddle around besides the exotic varieties of sharks.

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Is it worth going to SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World?

Yes, it is totally worth going to the SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World as you get to spend a gala time in this aquatic wonderland that has sea creatures transported from different waters. It is an absolutely thrilling experience to watch a swarm of manta rays gliding above besides feeding the Gentoo penguins, otters, and sharks from a safe distance.

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What are the SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World timings?

SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World stays open every day from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM, including the public holidays. However, you must get the tickets latest by 6PM as the last entry is permitted till 8 PM.

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Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World Reviews

Shabj Bloch
Reviewed: 28 Dec 2022
Great experience for kids and also adults! Consider around 2 hours with 2.5 year old.. walk slowly to catch all beauty. The sealife is located inside Paragon mall on bottom most floor. It is cheaper to buy a ticket with agency (like this one) than on site.
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Parva Shrivastava
Reviewed: 29 Jan 2024
Very Smooth Proccess and amazing experience
Avishek Tibrewal
Reviewed: 10 Feb 2023
It was a very excellent experience as booking was so easy and took less than 2 minutes to get it reserved.. Thanks team for making it so convenient.
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Sirajum Munira Priety
Reviewed: 14 May 2023
Amusing experience 
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Saurabh Gupta
Reviewed: 05 Jan 2023
No trouble with thrillophilia.
Dr Bhutia
Reviewed: 04 Jan 2023
Great experience and no fuss about getting physical ticket, cn take person in wheel chair too.

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