100, HuayKaew Rd., Sutep, Chiang Mai, 50200

6 Zone

Showcasing diverse fish breeds from the Mekong Rive and the Sea in one location.

Zone 1 Jungle Explorer

Explore the forest of various species of trees to study the waterfront ecology and learn to explore the freshwater by habitats.

DoiInthanon Mountain

Rainforests style natural of the mountain has both plants and fish in the high area. DoiInthanonis the highest peak in Thailand with 2,565 meters above sea level.There are interesting species of plant such as Millennium Rose, Bracken, Large moss and several orchid species. Atyour right hand side is the Wachiratarnwaterfall model that is a very beautiful waterfall in the DoiInthanon.

The Valley of wetlands waterfront

The Valley of wetlands waterfront It is full filled with marine species from the main river of Thailand and is beautifulAquatic plants. To meet a Shortfin eel (Giant Eel), Glass catfish (fish with a transparent body in the world).

Aquarium plantscabinet

It is done under the concept of “Creating the spectacular underwater scenery, showing the beauty of true plants “. It is an overall composition of aquatic plants which gradient from the back to the front or called as the embellishing style “Front is water and behind is mountain.” It is physiognomy which refers to a house with mountains is in the background and the river is in front.Ancient people considered to be a fortune place decoration.Inside of the box is made as the natural environment by decorate rainforest of the Amazon Basin style and put the timber, stones and plants in the box as following.

  • The ground floor is put by natural volcanic rock consists of high quality of mineral. There are special characteristic of better absorbency and porosity, so can accumulate the useful bacteria and microorganisms.
  • Next layer is special soil ADA which is synthesized by the aquatic plants growing expert Japanese who invented. It is consists of organic matter which is useful for the aquatic plants. .
  • For the box decoration is divided the aquatic plants by three categories as following.
  • The aquatic plants for growing in front of cabinet should be the small size, slow growing and small leaves such as a mini hair grass, hair grass, Brikza and spiky moss.
  • The aquatic plants for growing at middle of cabinet should be the middle size, medium growing, a stems growing out the side and not obscure the behind plants such as Anuubias, Barterry, Anubias Nana, M. pteropus, and Gracillima.
  • The aquatic plants for growing at behind of cabinet should be the fast growing, Long and slim stems and long leaves such as long tape and Red clip.

These aquatic plants are useful in helping to balance the water and the fish by produce the oxygen in the water, and treat the waste of the fish, and also are the housing, hiding and spawning place.From the beginning of the ornamental aquatic plants for a beautiful, it is developed to be“The art of underwater gardening”. It is a new hobby and has been widely popular around the world.

Flooded Forest

Flooded Forest exhibition zone is center of culture and civilization and reflects the civilization of the ancient tribes. It collect more than 20 species of freshwater fish from the Amazon Basin such as Arowana fish, Asian red tail catfish, MegalodorasIrwini, and including the rare aquatic animals from both domestic and abroad such as Paradise threadfin which extinctions from the Natural sources currently.

Beauty and the Beast

The nature creates a beauty and a special shape for aquatic animals to match with their living environment.Meet Axolotl or water fox and someone call a fish with legs, Salamander that live in the water all his life and has super miracle of the body that can regenerate over time, and Wolf herring or living knife that a rare and endangered fish from the Mekong River.

Zone 2 Monster Creature

A large cave is the indoor reptile exhibition zone that is the largest in Thailand. We can see Tarantula, Red-eyed Tree Frog, Chinese water dragon, Chameieon and PhuLuang cliff frog a rare frogs which can be found only in the North and the South of Thailand. The exhibited species can be found only in the area of DoiInthanon, DoiSuthep and nearby areas only.

Zone 3 Ocean Explorer

Fascination Inshore

Marvel of the mysterious charm of the Coast is area that likes a bridge between the ground and the sea. It can be seen the amazed story of the Falcon, Garden Eel, Ribbon Eel, Snake Eel, Bamboo Shark and its egg which is a perfectly natural life to born more than 100 baby of the Bamboo Shark in the sea on top of this mountain.

Color of the Sea

Diversity of coral reef ecosystems

Coral is a living creature in the sea and classified in the Anthozoa class and Sea anemones. It is a small size but lives together in a colony which comprising by many single polyps. It is a group that makes a major reef and found in tropical seas. It can extract calcium carbonate from seawater to build a solid structure to be housing.

Although the corals can catch fish and small animal as plankton by using poison needle (Nematocyst) on their antennae, but most of the coral to get nutrients from Single cell algae which synthesizing only light and is called Zooxanthellae.It make the coral to live according to the sun directly and will grow in shallow sea water. Usually it lives in areas with depth less than 60 meters. These corals are considered the creator of the physical structure of the reef which developed in the tropical sea and sub-tropical areas such asthe Great Barrier Reef which locating at off the coast of Queensland, Australia. But some coral species survive without involving algae, due to lives in deep seas as the Atlantic and the Pacific such as genus “Lophelia”surviving as deep as 3,000 meters of the cold-water.Examples of these corals is found at the Darwin Mounds located north-west of Cape Wrath, Scotland, and also can see at the coast of Washington State and the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.

Touching and Feeding

Meet a new experience with the zone where you can touch sea animals closely with Starfishand Black sea cucumber. This zone will make you excited to very tame and playful Stingray feeding.

Keep Me Secret

The astonishment of these little creatures, the charm of the mystery and the finding of an aspect of marine life are that you may have never met before. Expose exhibition of the rare sea creatures many species such as Nautilu is origins of the world’s first submarine. The miracle of the colors of the sea button and sea mushrooms that might make you feel the party atmosphere at night, and marvel at the variety of marine shrimp and interesting life story.

Zone 4 Under the River

The 66.5 meter of long water tunnel models life of the Mekong and the rare species of freshwater fish from around the world, such as Arapaima size is 2.5 meters,Himanturachaophraya is a large freshwater fish, Chao Phraya giant catfish, Clown knifefish, Slriped Catfish Albino, Giant Barb and includes Mekong giant catfish.

Zone 5 Peculiar & Unbelievable

Enjoy with these fish are poisonous and dangerous and will make you to be stunned with the enormity of them such as Moray eel with sharp teeth and filled with germs, the graceful lion fish but hold a toxic at flanges, Plotosusanguillaris is small fish and like to live together by masses for protection from enemies. Moreover there are many species of jellyfish such as blue jellyfish Pointsjellyfish and Leather jellyfish that swim to show cute shape in a beautiful submarine cabinet.

Zone 6 Under the Ocean

Dive to under the sea by underwater tunnel by length of 66.5 m. It tells the story of life under the sea, astonishes with Eagle ray is called the bird of see,Leopard shark, Giant trevally and more than 1,000 of Barramundi. Provocative with these predators of the sea that are agile Whitetip reef shark and Blacktip reef shark,  Hunters of the Night; Sleepy shark longer than 3.5 meters, and awful Black-blotched stingrays in the simulations of a variety of marine ecosystemsexhibition perfectly such as the coral reef ecosystem, the seaweedecosystem and the deep water ecosystems.

Aquarium Map

Chiangmai Zoo Aquarium has two levels of exhibitions,
Upstairs (1st floor) Zone 1 Jungle Explorer, Zone 2 Monster Creature and Zone 3 Ocean Explorer.
Downstairs (Basement floor) Zone 4 Under the River Zone 5 Peculiar & Unbelievable and Zone 6 Under the Ocean.

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