Bang Saen is one of the closest beaches to Bangkok and only a 40 minute (40km drive from Pattaya) If you wanted to escape the hectic city of Pattaya for the day then Bang Saen makes a very pleasant day out. One of the little surprices in this seaside town is the Burapha University Aquarium at the Institute of Marine Science department. If you are in Bang Saen then this mid sized aquarium attraction is well worth checking out.. At the entrance to the aquarium you will see one of the main attractions which is the real skeleton of a whale which was washed up on Bang Saen Beach. as you enter into the building you will be led through different rooms featuring display tanks of various sizes with plenty of colourful marine life on display. The final display is the Giant display tank containing over 1000 tones of seawater this giant tank has a special viewing area where the tank curves over the heads of the views giving that underwater perspective.
It will probably not take any longer than 25 minutes to walk through this attraction. Although not as large as the Siam Ocean World in Bangkok and it doesn’t have the walk through tunnels of Underwater World Pattaya, on the day i visited it seemed to be enjoyed by all (especially the kiddies) well worth a visit if you happen to be spending some time in Bang Saen.
Burapha University Aquarium opening hours
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm
Burapha University Aquarium admission fees
This is another venue which prices native Thai and foreigners differently 🙁
For foreigners – 220 baht for adults, 120 baht for children
For Thai – 80 baht for adults, 40 baht for children
How to get to Burapha University Aquarium
Burapha University Aquarium is situated in Bang Saen about 40km north of Pattaya. If you have you own transport or are hiring a motorbike then get out onto the Sukhumwit Road and head north on highway 3 for about 40km (you will pass through the busy port towns of Laem Chabang and Sri Racha before reaching Bang Saen. The Burapha University should be sign posted on the Sukhumwit Rd (see the map below)
This Burapha University Aquarium features on Travel hub’s “Full Day Bang Saen Explorer and Khao Keow Open Zoo Tour” If you would like Travel Hub to escort you to the aquarium and other attractions in the Bang Saen area then do not hesitate to contact us.