SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World - Review of Aquarium in Bangkok

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World (formerly known as Siam Ocean World) offers an amazing underwater adventure in downtown Bangkok, right at the base of the Siam Paragon Shopping Mall. The aquarium itself is large and full of beautiful sea life. There’s also tons of interesting information on display. We were surprised of how nice the place is. SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World is one of the best aquariums we've been to.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

The Aquarium

As you walk into the aquarium, you will see the large variety of sea creatures. The aquarium is divided into multiple zones showing different types of marine habitats.

Rocky Hideout

The starting point at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World is great with the Giant Spider Crab and the Giant Pacific Octopus welcoming you.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Coral Reef

In this part of aquarium you will see the colorful coral reefs and fish such as Nemo and Dory. There is a small glass tank tunnel for children to pop their head up into the aquarium and have a photo. Even adults love it!

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Seahorse Kingdom

There is a presentation of various species of seahorses. Be attentive and you will see them gripping onto seaweeds or corals with their tails.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Tropical Rainforest

The tropical forest area is nicely designed with the surroundings of jungle, waterfall, and pools. Here you can get closer to various animals such as the giant freshwater fish, various tropical frogs, snakes and adorable sea otters.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Tropical Ocean

The 8-metre-high tropical tank was particularly interesting and simply beautiful. They have a very good collection of marine life here and the fish all seem very active.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Ocean Tunnel

There is a long acrylic underwater tunnel in the main aquarium of SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World. Here you can see the big sea life including different kinds of sharks, fish and turtles swimming above and around you.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Shark Shipwreck

The aquarium tanks and displays at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World are fantastic. One of our favorite is the large man-made shipwreck tank where you can see Tawny Nurse Shark and Sand Tiger Shark followed by the schools of fish swimming through the colorful coral and life-sized shipwreck.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Jellies

For us, the jellyfish display was a particular highlight. The way they were illuminated was spectacular making them look like the creatures from another world. So tempting to do some meditation, sleep or just stare at them and enjoy the experience as this zone feels so restful.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Penguin Ice Adventure

Seeing the penguins at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World was quite unexpected. There was a really big pool with only few of them swimming around and coming right up close to the glass to play with you.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

The educational information was well presented on the boards describing the different creatures. There are also a few fun interactive activities throughout the aquarium. Here you can touch the starfish and other sea creatures or play the treasure hunting game.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Inside SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, there are plenty of places for you to rest and relax. There is a cafeteria offering a variety of beverages and snacks as well.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Our Experience

We enjoyed walking around and exploring the aquarium of SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World. We loved the ambience giving a feeling as if we are in the deep blue ocean. The whole area is a pretty dim, so keep a close watch on your kids.

There are a lot of great photo opportunities so bring a good camera with full battery and enough of memory even though photography is a bit difficult and flash is not recommended while taking photos.

The whole visit at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World can take around two hours or even more if you really take your time to admire all the magnificent sea creatures.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

We would highly recommend visiting SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World for everyone, especially the families with children. There are lots of learning opportunities and fun interactive activities that will keep them occupied and engaged.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

The only problem we experienced at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World was quite a large crowd, most probably because we’ve been visiting the place on weekend afternoon. We would suggest going there earlier in the morning or a bit later in the evening and avoid weekends if possible. That will help you to enjoy the place even more.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

However, the layout of the aquarium is good and it’s easy to get around it.

Ticket Price

Adult 990 Baht

Child (3-11 year) 790 Baht

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

When purchasing your SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ticket online, you actually SAVE money. You also save the waiting time as there is a separate line for those who already have their tickets booked.

We felt that the admission price was totally worth it when booking online and choosing combo ticket with the entrance to Madame Tussauds Bangkok here: Sea Life + Madame Tussauds Combo Ticket.

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Madame Tussauds Bangkok are located in the same area and only 5 minutes of walking separates them making it easy to visit both attractions on the same day.

Opening Hours

Daily 10.00 – 21.00 (Last entry 20.00)

How to get there

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World is located on the on the B1-B2 floor of Siam Paragon Shopping Mall in the most popular shopping district in Bangkok - Siam.

By BTS

Take BTS SkyTrain to Siam station, which is connected with Siam Paragon Shopping Mall by the skywalk.

By MRT Metro

Take MRT Metro to Silom, Sukhumvit or Chatuchak Park station and transfer to BTS SkyTrain going to Siam Station.

By Taxi

Take a Taxi and tell the driver to bring you to “Siam”. This shopping district is a well-known landmark of Bangkok so expect any driver to know it.

By Public Bus

Take Public Bus No. 15, 16, 25, 40, 48, 54, 73, 79, 141, 159, 162, 183, 204, 501, 508, drop off at Siam Paragon bus stop.

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