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Songkhla Aquarium in Thailand

Hat Yai Aquarium

The Songkhla Aquarium is one of the must-visit places when you are in Hat Yai. The aquarium is located about 45 minutes from the city of Hatyai and surrounded by a number of other tourist attractions.

Arriving here, I had no clue what the aquarium was going to be about, but when I finally made my way in, I was surprised by the outcome. This place is great for those traveling with kids too.

Firstly, when you enter the place, you will be taken for a video presentation done by the local tourism board. An air condition mini theater will present a 10-minute video on the Songkhla Aquarium in Thailand.

Right after the presentation, you are led into the main aquarium area. The beginning showcases a number of freshwater fish species found around Southeast Asia. Information on each of the tanks is in English so you will know the names of the fish.

Songkhla Aquarium in Thailand

Entrance into the Songkhla Aquarium

As I got in deeper, I noticed the sea fish being displayed. Some of the unique species on display are seahorses, coral fishes and also corals.

From there you will see the underwater tunnel which leads to the underwater viewing room where a show is conducted for visitors.

The underwater tunnel is pretty impressive as you will notice a number of large fish, sharks and even turtles swimming over you. This is also a great photo spot. 

Left: A cylinder tank with freshwater fish, Right - Seahorses!

Snake Heads or Toman Fish

Redtail Catfish from the Amazon

Songkhla Aquarium Promotion for 2012

Finally, at the underwater show, there are seats where you can watch a diver inside the main tank feeding the various fishes.

An emcee will entertain you in English and Thai while you notice all sorts of undersea fishes coming for the feed.

If you look at the picture below, you will notice lots of large fishes there and one of them was a giant grouper.

Overall, it is quite an interesting experience and really fun for the kids and adults if you ask me.

Hat Yai Aquarium - Underwater Show

When you exit the aquarium, there is a gift shop for you to buy souvenirs. A drink stall outside the courtyard also sells soft drinks and my favorite - Thai Ice milk tea and coffee!

Address of Songkhla Aquarium:
Bo Yang, Mueang Songkhla,
Songkhla 90000, Thailand
Telephone: 074-322787
Songkhla Aquarium Website

 GPS Coordinates: N 07° 13.530 E 100° 34.758

Aquarium in Hat Yai
Songkhla Aquarium

Songkhla Aquarium Hat Yai
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, Closed on Monday
Opening Hours: 9.15 AM to 4.15 PM on weekdays, 9.15AM to 5.15PM on weekends.
Price: Adult 200 Baht / Children 150 Baht
Tourist Information: (66)88-7881451/1452
Average Time Here: 2-3 Hours
Attractions Nearby: ATV Ride, Go Karts, Fish Spa

The place is pretty easy to find as if you are driving here from Malaysia, road signs are in Thai and English.


Among the many things to do in Hat Yai, you can find the Hat Yai Cable Car, Ice Dome, Floating Market in Hat Yai and also the Hat Yai Park.

Visitors need to travel out of the city area to visit various beautiful Thai temples and other interesting places.

However, when you go out of the city area, do pay a visit to the Songkhla Aquarium in Thailand, especially if you have kids. 

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