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Aquatic Centre Nong Khai uni

Post by vincemunday » September 15, 2018, 4:32 pm

Today we took my nephew Harry to the Aquatic Centre which is just off the road that goes to Laos and the friendship bridge. The admission charge was only 60 baht for an adult and 40 baht for a child, this is very reasonable when you think Sea Life Centres in the UK charge about £12 and £8. Harry was utterly impressed, he ran from tank to tank comparing the fish to the pictures and when we got to the underwater tunnel he was completely sold, i think he's already planning our next trip. To be honest it's not quite as polished as the UK versions, there's not the interactive screens and games but for the money you pay i think its brilliant, I recommend a visit, the kids will love it.
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Re: Aquatic Centre Nong Khai uni

Post by Giggle » September 15, 2018, 5:29 pm

Oh, you mean the aquarium?

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Post by 747man » September 15, 2018, 5:31 pm

Yeah Vince,Took my Mate & His Wife there 4 Years Ago when they came to visit & stay with us in Nong Khai,They were also very impressed with it....

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Post by stattointhailand » September 16, 2018, 11:20 am

Blimey, it was just a couple of rooms filled with tanks full of (not too clean) water and a doz or so varieties of "Mekong" fish, plus a couple of breeding/raising vats outside when I last visited ......... it was FREE though :lol:

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Post by pal52 » September 16, 2018, 11:46 am

There was a post about the same place a long time ago where it was free for Thai people but farangs had to pay.
They must have done improvements since then.

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Post by Brian Davis » September 16, 2018, 12:03 pm

I'm surprised farang locals don't know the present state of play. It's certainly worth a visit, particularly with interested youngsters in tow. It's often the educational visit for parties of school children.

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Post by stattointhailand » September 16, 2018, 12:18 pm

Not been down that road since Udon Immigration opened and visits to NK Immigration ceased, which was about the same time as Jimmy? who had the imported booze/food shop died. In those days it was the Univ Aquarium where the kids learned aquatics ...... which sort of explained the lack of help available in Udons Aquatic shops at the time, and having to visit BKK to purchase anything other than very basic fish or equipment :roll:

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Post by rick » September 16, 2018, 3:02 pm

I visit about once every 2 years. Yes, not as polished as one in the UK, but nothing like this anywhere else in Thailand away from the tourist areas as far as i know. For the price, a bargain.

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Post by stattointhailand » September 16, 2018, 3:27 pm

Thanks for the "heads up" guys ....... A return visit seems well overdue :lol:

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Re: Aquatic Centre Nong Khai uni

Post by karonsteve » September 17, 2018, 3:48 pm

When it first opened I went to the aquarium in Phuket.
All I could hear was "Aroi" "Mai aroi" all the way around.

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Post by stattointhailand » September 17, 2018, 5:43 pm

Cephalopholis argus (commonly called a roi) in all the tanks then steve?

would have thought they would have a few guppies or Siamese Fighting fish :lol:

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Re: Aquatic Centre Nong Khai uni

Post by dazzadazza » September 18, 2018, 10:10 am

vincemunday wrote:
September 15, 2018, 4:32 pm
Today we took my nephew Harry to the Aquatic Centre which is just off the road that goes to Laos and the friendship bridge. The admission charge was only 60 baht for an adult and 40 baht for a child, this is very reasonable when you think Sea Life Centres in the UK charge about £12 and £8. Harry was utterly impressed, he ran from tank to tank comparing the fish to the pictures and when we got to the underwater tunnel he was completely sold, i think he's already planning our next trip. To be honest it's not quite as polished as the UK versions, there's not the interactive screens and games but for the money you pay i think its brilliant, I recommend a visit, the kids will love it.
Vince you got the Thai price @ 60 baht for an adult and 40 baht for a child
I went this weekend and if you show a Thai driving license or are Thai you get in at this price with no problems.
Else it is about double this which is also not bad.

Its an hour or two in the a Aquarium so to make it a day trip I went to the sky bridge and then something to eat in the sunflower Restaurant on the side of the river. The food is OK and it is one of the only Restaurant with an English menu and some English and Thai food

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Re: Aquatic Centre Nong Khai uni

Post by vincemunday » September 18, 2018, 3:57 pm

Dazza, my missus shows my pink ID card wherever we go so perhaps that's why I got the Thai price and before all the tossers come out of the woodwork bad mouthing and calling me a cheapskate, I've invested many millions of baht in Thailand and I don't really give a monkey's chuff what you think anyway, hoping it's put that one to bed before it starts. Thanks for the recommendations, I'll give them a try.
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Re: Aquatic Centre Nong Khai uni

Post by dazzadazza » September 18, 2018, 4:32 pm

Vince,
A pink ID card will get you Thai price or a driving license.
I would now not call this cheapskate but taking advantage on one of the few benefits we can get here.

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Re: Aquatic Centre Nong Khai uni

Post by vincemunday » September 18, 2018, 4:48 pm

Dazza there's a little hard core on here who think they know better, do better and spout complete bo**ocks at every opportunity they can to educate anyone who isn't a part of their little been there and done it all clique.
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