Posted on: 26th February 2016
An Overview of Songkhla Aquarium
Songkhla Aquarium is one of the must-visit tourist attractions in the city. It is an interesting and fun place for both kids and adults alike. Situated on the tip of Son On Cape in Bo Yang, this large aquarium is home to a wide variety of both sea and fresh water fish. The various tanks give a great insight into the marine diversity found in and around the region. Besides being a place for relaxation, Songkhla Aquarium is also a center for environment preservation as well as a behavior learning center of aquatic life. Here, you can see Thailand’s largest catfish which weigh more than 200 kilograms. Also to be seen are the beautiful fish and leopard sharks living in the coral area. The many exhibitions include ecology exhibition, fish tunnel, Ao Thai Sea, beaches, mountains and swamp forest.
Things to See Inside Songkhla Aquarium
Upon entering the Songkhla Aquarium, you’ll be taken into an air-conditioned mini theater to watch a 10-minute video presentation on Hat Yai and Songkhla. After that, you’ll be guided into the main aquarium area where a number of tanks with freshwater fish species from around Southeast Asia can be seen. Tanks containing sea fish are found as you go deep into the aquarium. Some of the rare species on display include seahorses and coral fishes. From there, you’ll find an underwater tunnel which is quite impressive and you’ll see a number of sharks, turtles and fishes swim above as you walk across it. The tunnel will lead you to the underwater viewing room where an underwater show is conducted in which a diver inside a large tank feeds the fishes. You’ll be entertained by an emcee as you watch the undersea fishes catch their feed. When exiting the Songkhla Aquarium, you’ll find a drink stall and a gift shop from where you can buy some souvenirs.
Songkhla Aquarium is open Tuesday-Sunday (closed on Monday) from 9:30 AM till 5 PM. Entry fee costs around 200 Baht for adults and around 150 Baht for children. Book a car hire in Songkhla with us at the cheapest prices; choose from numerous car sizes and move about freely without worrying about making a back trip for drop off because we our supplier’s also offer one-way rental option.