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Phuket Aquarium Travel Story

Phuket Aquarium

Phuket Aquarium in under control by the Phuket Marine Biological Center, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The main propose is to provide knowledge about aquatic plant, freshwater animal including to another resources from the coast to the sea. And here is a place to spread the information in sea-science and another that concern.

Phuket Aquarium / Out Side
Freshwater Tanks
A little Freshwater fish

Sumatran Tiger Barb
What does your kiss taste like?

Manta Ray Junior

When you walk to aquarium you will see varieties of fish that are very beautiful. There is a strange fish. Because it can see through in side its body. So you will see fish bone. But there is no name.

Flower Horn

Grass dancing

Sea shell

Walk along inside there are many kinds of shells and there are an explanation to describe you. They describe about the shells that live in different place can make them different too. Such as shells that live around sandy beach their shells will be quite circle and quite plain. But shells that live around rocky shore their shells will be rough and can open-close for protect to losing water.

Various beautiful shells

Sea shell
Sea shell collection
Electric Eel
Frog Shark

Beside there are more strange fish such as Frog shark, Electric eel it can produce the electricity about 600 volts by itself. It uses for shelter from the enemy.

Turtles

Then there are many colorful fish. They can make the atmosphere under world water so more complete. They are including to the exhibition about mangrove plant, seagrass, and coral on the wall for spread knowledge.

Cromileptes altivelis / Humpbacked Grouper
Colorful Fish
Yellow Spotted Pufferfish

Before you get into the under world tunnel you will see a big cuttlefish. But sometime it hides at the corner of display box.

Cuttlefish

So when you get into an under world tunnel as same as you are diving under the big ocean. And seeing a variety of colorful fish move in the ocean and plant water that make more atmosphere complete.

Under Water World

The last display box I think this is a biggest fish of Phuket Aquarium. It is a giant Anabas testudineus (Pla mor). In the same box is also has White Sea bass.

A Giant Anabas testudineus (Pla mor)
Colourful Coral Reef

Before you leave there are deep-water cuttlefish with pickled, crab pickled and mantis shrimp pickled. Outside there is a souvenirs shop for the visitors

Souvenirs shop

Mr.Yuthakarn Leeyavanich received a price from Phuket Aquarium as The 300,000th of visit since opening. He visited here on February 11th, 2006

The 300,000th visitor

Phuket Aquarium is located at Makam Bay, Cape Panwa. You will take for 1 hour from Phuket town. Admission is 50 baht for children and 100 baht for adult.

Comfortable Car Parking
The large entrance is in front of Phuket Aquarium.
View of Panwa Cape


Moreover, Phuket Aquarium offers a "Feed the aquatic animals by diving" show at a tunnel of aquarium on Saturday and Sunday at 11.00 am.-11.30 am. Unfortunately! that the day was Friday but I have to see the wonderful show surely.

Aquarium Advice

Prepare yourself before touching the under world:
  • Take camera or video camera to click the stunning views
  • Learning the fishes makes you easy to understand them
Most favorite:
  • Comfortable and large parking




by: Torquoise
story@phuketindex.com

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