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Aquarium, Phuket: 7 reviews and 24 photos

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  • The Aquarium at Cape Panwa - Phuket
  • The Aquarium at Cape Panwa - Phuket
  • The Aquarium at Cape Panwa - Phuket
  • The Aquarium at Cape Panwa - Phuket
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    by Tina-Perth

The Aquarium at Cape Panwa is quite a good aquarium - well stocked, well set-out and plenty of information. It is attached to the Phuket Marine Biological Center, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. It was recently reopened after 2.5 years of renovations.

There are many varieties of fish on display, which are found in the Andaman Sea and in local freshwater. You will also find some exotic species. There is some very good information about the creatures which is unusual in an Asian animal centre.

It takes about an hour to have a good look around the aquarium and kids will find it very entertaining. If your children are quite young, it may take longer to get through. There is also a touch-pool filled with shallow water creatures such as Sea Cucumbers.

The Phuket Aquarium is open daily from 8.30am - 4.00pm.
Children under 108cm height get in for free, other children 50baht and the entry fee for adults is 100 baht.

There is also a small gift shop and snacks available at the Aquarium.

My suggestion would be to visit the Aquarium early afternoon, then visit the nearby Rawai fishing village and follow on by heading to Prom Thep Cape for sunset, but get there a bit early (about 4.30-5.00pm) because of the cheap shopping, food, the elephant shrine and the lighthouse.

Address: Sakdidet Road, Makham Bay, Cape Panwa, Phuket
Phone: 66-76-391-126
Website: http://phuket.as/phuketaquarium.php

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 6, 2006
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