Bangkok – Venice of the East is a vibrant mix of ageless culture, high end to street shopping, and pulsating night life. It is also a popular business venue with many international organizations having offices in the city. Bangkok bustle can be tiring whether you have been doing business, shopping or sightseeing. Sukhumvit hotels, Bangkok are a popular choice among visitors for comfort and relaxation and Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel with traditional Thai styled elegant comfort amidst serene and beautiful surroundings would be an excellent choice of accommodation.
Among the many top notch attractions in Bangkok is the Siam Ocean World, Bangkok, located two storeys underneath the Siam Paragon Shopping Mall on Rama Road, Bangkok.
This aquatic wonderland is the size of three Olympic swimming pools and is one of the largest in Southeast Asia. There is a dazzling array of imaginative world class exhibits and over 30,000 creatures from the deep blue and aquatic regions spanning the globe.
The Siam Ocean World is divided into seven zones. The ‘Weird and Wonderful ‘Zone houses rare and bizarre creatures of the ocean depths like garden eels, striped frog fish, nautiluses and enormous spider crabs. The ‘Deep Reef’ Zone is home to fascinating reef dwellers like the bat fish, the Blue Tang and the Maori Wrasse with its humped head. How sea creatures live is showcased in the zone named ‘Living Ocean ‘while in the ‘Rain Forest’ display ancient African lungfish, blind cave fish, giant water rats and otters.
The way of life of marine mammals including penguins is highlighted in the ‘Rocky Shore zone. How these creatures adapt and survive in an unpredictable environment is the focus of this zone.
Visitors can touch starfish in a petting pond . The 270 degree underwater tunnel and the ‘Open Ocean'(Asia’s largest panoramic oceanarium) showcases sharks of many varieties like the ragged tooth, black-tipped and leopard, sting-rays and giant groupers. Translucent jellies float in tanks lit by LED lights creating a fantastic display of lights and a musical symphony in the ‘Sea Jellies’ Zone.
Siam Ocean World has around – the – clock shows which children will find enthralling. These include ‘Shark Feeding’, ‘Penguin Feeding’, ‘Rocky Shore Talk’ and ‘Animal Contact’. There are also opportunities to feed fresh water fish from the Feeding Pier at the ‘Rain Forest Zone’ and among those waiting for tit bits are the Chao Phraya River Sting Ray and the Mekong Giant Catfish. Little fish will massage visitors’ feet at the ‘Happy Fish, Happy Feet Pool.
All additional activities will cost extra.
The Cinema at the Siam Ocean World provides exciting virtual reality adventures.
The Siam Ocean World is infotainment at its best.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+