Aquaria Phuket is the currently the largest aquarium in Thailand, covering an area of more than 9,000 square meters on the basement level of Central Floresta. All water tanks combined have a total capacity of seven million liters with over 51,000 marine animals from 300 species.
The South China Sea main tank exhibit holds half of that volume of water on its own and is home to Andasi Restaurant, the world’s largest underwater restaurant, and Asia’s first marine lounge.
With its tagline “An ocean of myth and legend”, Aquaria Phuket will take you on a special journey featuring element from Thai mythology and culture, from its mystical Himmapan forest to the deepest oceans.
The regular entry fee will have you discover eight interactive zones, including the Mystic Forest, the River Giants, and the world’s largest freshwater planted tank. The River Caves features playful otters, while at the Coastal Haven, you will meet the quirky and adorable penguins up close. Station Aquarius allows guests to have an interactive and educational encounter with some of its inhabitants.
In addition to the regular visit, guests can opt to enter the Trick Eye Museum, the world’s first Augmented Reality art museum, featuring optical illusions and incredible panoramas that can be enhanced by downloading an app on your phone, transforming your camera into a complete 3D immersive experience.
The visit ends with a quick stop at the souvenir shops, which sells plenty of memorabilia and clothing to bring back home.
Entrance to the aquarium will cost you THB 890 per adult and THB 490 per child, aged less than 12 years old. If you would like to visit the Trick Eye Museum as well, a combo ticket costs THB 1,190 per adult and THB 690 for kids.