Malaysia offers the most amazing opportunity to explore the beauty of the world beneath the waves, in the form of “The Underwater World”. Located in the southern part of Langkawi Island, it is one of the best aquariums in the whole of Asia.
Established in 1995, this remarkable aquarium has gained great acclaim among tourists as well as the local population. This impressive institution seamlessly blends the elements of education and entertainment to present a fun and informative way of learning more about the world beneath the waves.
The main feature of Underworld World is the humongous walk through tunnel. A tour through this tunnel is simply breathtaking as you get to encounter different kinds of fish and other marine animals up close.
Known as the world’s largest aquarium, the Underwater World houses 200 different species of marine creatures including seals, penguins, sharks and many more. For your convenience, the exciting exhibits are categorized into separate sections for easy navigation and ultimate enjoyment. Besides the walk through tunnel, the section that houses the fresh-water fish is also an attention grabbing feature of the aquarium, as it showcases a vibrant array of fish found in south Asia, Amazon and Australia. That includes few of the rare marine species starting from the Bala shark, Garfish to exotic turtles and various other alligators.
The seashell display, reptile section, and the coral reef section are also few of the favourite attractions in this enthralling complex, designed to capture and transport the imaginations of all those who visit. In the “Antarctic section” you would be able to see the adorable black and white figures of penguins (who actually DO look like people from a distance) including the Rockhopper penguin.
You will find a variety of seals frolicking in the area labeled as the “Temperate” section. Look forward to greeting these friendly creatures through a fun-filled show where they will be waving cheerily at you (don’t forget to wave back!)
The Marine life section also features a spectacular display of creatures like lion fish, sea dragons and various crabs. The “coral section” is a jewel to the aquarium that exhibits a mind blowing coral garden. Last but not least, the colourful Koi Pond is another attraction in Underwater World that is set in a tropical location. In here, visitors are given the chance to feed the fish and they present an intriguing sight as their simultaneously rise to the surface of the pond to furiously grapple for the scraps of food thrown in.
Langkawi is full of such enthralling visitor attractions that must be explored fully in order to truly enjoy your time on the island. Check into a Langkawi beach resort that affords easy access to the island’s attractions, such as The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa. With charming interiors and gracious hospitality, this is an ideal option for a 5 star hotel in Langkawi.
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