Pattaya s new walk-through underwater aquarium See the wonders of the deep without getting wet.
Underwater World Pattaya says Pattaya’s newest tourist attraction is the largest and most modern ocean aquarium in Asia, boasting a 100-meter-long, 6.4-centimeter-thick acrylic pedestrian tunnel through an underwater environment filled with dozens of marine species Located just 200 meters south of Tesco Lotus in South Pattaya, the new theme park covers a total area of 12-rai and is housed in a structure similar to a large circus tent. “This enables the place to have natural light that nurtures the algae The aquarium houses more than 4,000 marine animals, comprising more than 200 different species from the region as well as some rare creatures from overseas,” added David Hong, general manager and an investor in the project. Hong stressed visitors must-see the rare shovelnose ray, a hybrid between a shark and a stingray. “There are three of them at the aquarium that we purchased from local fishermen, who normally kill them for consumption
The showcase of Underwater World begins at the shallow "Touch Pool" area which allows visitors to see and interact with underwater lives such as sharks, stingrays, turtles, starfishes, seahorses, many species of fishes, seaweeds, colored corals, small creatures, etc. Then visitors proceed down the state-of-the-art acrylic underwater tunnel which is divided into 3 zones. The first part is themed "Reef Zone" featuring coral reef. Next is "Sharks and Rays Zone" showcasing sharks, sting rays and other creatures from the depth of the sea. The last is "Shipwrecks Zone" featuring various kinds of fish which are edible.