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An immense aquarium in Phuket Town


Aquaria Phuket is an attraction in Phuket town, on the lower floor of the immense Central Floresta (part of the Central Festival). The place covers a large surface and is advertised as the largest aquarium in Thailand, with 25,000 animals and 300 species, which we didn’t take the time to count. The surface is indeed impressive but

Aquaria semi tunnel aquarium


What does Aquaria look like?


Aquaria consists of four distinct areas: Mystic Forest, Coastal Heaven, South China Sea and Station Aquarius.

Aquaria feeding schedule You can walk back and forth between each area, some are outdoor, and most are indoor. You will see giant freshwater fish, stingrays, otters, penguins, leopard sharks and other sharks. Every hour, you will be able to assist with the animal feeding or presentations. The schedule is as follows (it may change, so double-check with the program inside Aquaria.)

As you go, you will notice a lot of food, snack and drinks are on sale everywhere. There is even a restaurant if you choose to dine among the fish. And, of course, there is a souvenir shop on the way out, just before reaching the TrickEye Museum, that can be purchased with the aquarium ticket.

Mystic Forest

Mystic Forest is a freshwater area. Enjoy watching lizards, chameleons, snakes and other lizards.

Phuket Aquaria


Coastal Heaven

As you move to the saltwater area, enjoy a vast space dedicated to penguins.


South China Sea

Leopard Shark Phuket


Station Aquarius

An open space where adults and the kids get a chance to touch starfish and horseshoe crabs.

Station Aquarius at Aquaria Phuket


Dining at Andasi Restaurant

If you feel like having dinner in an unusual atmosphere, Andasi Night & Lounge is a 120-seat restaurant next to the most massive tank. Here you can enjoy a modern contemporary dinner with fine wines with schools of fish swimming in the background. The restaurant is open from 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm.

Andasi Restaurants at Aquaria

You can choose between a three-course (2,688 baht) or a 5-course dinner (3,888 baht). The dinner is excellent, the dishes are beautifully presented, and the surreal atmosphere makes the experience so unique. As you dine inside the half tunnel, leopard sharks and sting rays slowly glide in front and above you, followed by schools of glittering fish. Dinner starts at 7.30 pm, and reservations are strongly recommended at 061 172 6144. Read about our dining experience here

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What’s good

On the plus side, it’s immense, and kids will enjoy taking photos with enormous fish swimming around their heads. It’s much easier to reach than the original Phuket Aquarium, so you don’t have to drive a long way to see the marine life. If you decide to spend the day in Phuket Town, you can easily add it to your day, especially on a rainy day.

The main aquarium at Phuket Aquaria in Central Floresta


On the downside

At the cost of 940 baht per person (490 baht per child 3-11 years old), it is a rather expensive experience (locals pay half this price). Aquaria is more of an entertainment display, so you will not learn as much as in the Cape Panwa Aquarium (a biological centre with all kinds of educational information and professionals trying to save marine life.)

The layout is complex, and the curved tank glass distorts the view quite a lot in some areas, making visibility difficult. Even taking photos of marine life is challenging. Like in other aquariums in Bangkok and Phuket, there is a short tunnel, but it soon appears it is only a curve glass reflecting in a curved mirror!

Aquaria semi tunnel aquarium

Overall, it will keep you busy for an hour or so, probably not much longer.

Central Festival Phuket


Aquaria Phuket Info

Location: Phuket Town
Address: B1 floor, Central Floresta, 199, Vichitsongkram Rd, Wichit, Muang, Phuket 83000
Open: 1.30 am – 7 pm, daily
Phone: 076 629 800
Price: Adults 712 baht, children 392 baht (3-11 years old).
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/Aquawalk/


Aquaria Phuket Map

Get the directions on your phone: https://g.page/aquariaphuket?share

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More reading

Central Phuket – Central Festival Shopping Mall

Andasi Restaurant Phuket at Central Floresta

Phuket Aquarium in Cape Panwa

Willy Thuan
https://www.phuket101.net/
Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run Phuket101.net and manage large international online travel guides.
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