When visiting the Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok, make sure to head below to a very special level where you will find Siam Ocean World. This stunning aquarium can indeed be found 2 storeys beneath the mall and those in search of a centrally located accommodation option from which to make trips here can consider the award winning hotel, Metropolitan by COMO, Bangkok. Belonging to the COMO Hotels and Resorts luxury hotel group, this well placed property is ideal for business and leisure travellers alike.

One of the biggest of its kind in Southeast Asia, the Siam Ocean World underground aquarium is home to more than 30,000 marine creatures from all over the world. Kids and grown-ups alike are in for a truly wonderful time full of not only entertainment, but learning too. One of the main highlights here is the270-degree underwater tunnel where you can see a colourful array of fish and even sharks swim freely about. The aquarium has been divided into several zones each offering something different; catch a glimpse of huge spider crabs at the ‘Weird and Wonderful’ zone, see bat fish at the ‘Deep Reef’ section and enjoy the antics of penguins at the ‘Rocky Shore’ area. While Siam Ocean World also has glass-bottom boat rides and its very own 4D theatre, for something truly daring one can go diving to the depths amidst rays and sharks!

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+