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Bangsaen Institute of Marine Science, Burapha University

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Address: 169 Long-hard Bangsaen Road | Saensook Subdistrict, Chonburi 20131, Thailand
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A nice place to see sea turtles

With a long coastline, Thailand has several centres of marine science, of which Bangsean is one of the best. Sea turtles are being bred here, and visitors can see them up close... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2016
mcneely2015
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

University is quiet big. I stayed their in international dormitory which was spacious and designed according to a student needs. The faculty and other students of this university is very helpful and the library of this university is best of all,you can sit and read, lay down on sofa and read,can watch movies if you want break,all sections are covered... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

With a long coastline, Thailand has several centres of marine science, of which Bangsean is one of the best. Sea turtles are being bred here, and visitors can see them up close. A nice visit for families.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Actually, there is little place to enjoy here, but you can peppiness of university students. Library is a nice place to visit without restriction. Energetic atmosphere will be there !

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Thank Hanmin J
Helsinki
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Aquarium and museum are worth visiting. Their focus is a little bit different than most of aquariums beeing scientific institute. A lot of jellyfishes! 220 baht for adult and 80 for children (tourist). For thai prizes need for work permit (80/40). Seemed to be popular for schools because there were about 7 bus full of pupils.

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Thank Samate
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Very nice marine museum. Lots of tanks and interesting fish and information. Really enjoyed it. Not expensive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

This Aquarium-museum is part of Burapha's university. Very close to Bang Saen Beach. Admission 220 Baht for foreigners, 80 Baht for Thai (or foreigners with a Thai work permit). The ground floor fish tanks are just marvellous to look at. There were a lot of school kids pretty noisy, but this can happen in any kind of museum. Upstairs there's... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This university has a very good collection of sea creatures on this display which makes it a fantastic place to visit for the children to see. I was surprise to find out that is was rather expensive for foreigners to see the exhibition but it was worth it. This university has a very good souvenir shop for travellers to buy... More 

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Chonburi, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

went with children, they liked it a lot specifically at deep sea creature section, where fishes of sizes equivalent to average adult people here swim just other side of the glass... the option to see sharks should have been through glass not from top, seems scary for kids to see from top,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

An old fashioned but well designed aquarium with plenty of fish and things to look at and learn about. They have the usual two tier pricing policy but if you have anything to prove that you live in Thailand they charge the Thai price which is much lower. Two hours is plenty of time to see everything

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been there many times in the last 25 years.It is showing its' age but still interesting. Reasonably priced and better than the new aquarium (expensive, double priced for foreigners).

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