The only Siamese Fighting Fish Gallery in the world is situated on the Bangkachao Peninsula, only ten minutes away from downtown Bangkok. In 2006, this area has been named "the best urban oasis" by TIME magazine. The gallery was established in 2009, and displays a wide variety of Siamese Fighting Fish and other fishes found in the nearby Chao Phraya River.
The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) is a popular species of freshwater aquarium fish. The Siamese fighting fish have been affectionately nicknamed "The Jewel of the Orient" due to their beauty and wide range of colors which are produced through selective breeding. Wild fish only exhibit strong colors when agitated. However, breeders have been able to make this coloration permanent, and a wide variety of hues breed true. Breeders have developed several different tail shapes and most of them can be visited at our Gallery.
Our rule of "minimal tree cutting" has been strictly followed since our plot has been developed a couple of years ago. It seems like a miracle to see the spacious area called “Bangkachao” still existing today with its untouched green surroundings - although it is right next to Bangkok. Therefore, the philosophy behind our mission here is conserving our green nature as much as possible. We hope that we can provide a great outdoor experience for the visitor of the Siamese Fighting Fish Gallery.