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Harbin Polarland

No.3 Taiyang Avenue, Songbei District, Harbin 150028, China
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Ranked #6 of 142 Attractions in Harbin
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Canberra, Australia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Yes the place is very small and it may never become a world class aquarium like the ones you see in the US, Australia or Singapore. But the Beluga show was truly amazing and moving. Beluga is a such beautiful animal and I have seen them in other aquariums but never watched a Beluga show. Being able to see them... More

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Yes it's small and cramped. But it is an opportunity to see creatures we haven't seen in many zoos i.e. arctic foxes, arctic wolves, belugas. We liked the easy way for visitors to feed the seals. An hour should do - avoid the show, as you're likely to be crushed by the crowds.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I didn't enjoy my visit to this aquarium at all. The place is pretty small and in general not very well maintained, as has been said earlier. There are literally seven aquaria with random fishes in them and nothing is extremely impressive. I felt it was a horrid place for the animals. Mammal's cages are super tiny and everything is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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66 reviews 66 reviews
59 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is not a big aquarium, however besides the usual aquariums’ displays expected, the main attractions are the Sea Lion Show and the Underwater White Whale performances. The Sea Lion show is full of fun and will amuse the whole family including the children. The Underwater White Whale performances are beautiful and romantic. This is the only place in China... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This has to be the most interesting aquarium I have been too. You get to see some pretty cool animals and there's some interesting designs in the set up of the place. But yes it is very small as had been said in other reviews. You can also prebook student tickets online (not available onsite) and they accepted my international... More

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Harbin, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I live in Harbin and the correct name is Polar Land, not Pole Aquarium. As many others have said, it is a mix of feelings. The place is cool, despite being relatively small, but I've been there a few times, once I always take tourists to the most important spots of the city. In 2009 the place was not good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I went to this place knowing I would come away with mixed feelings. Typically Chinese theme parks and businesses like this offer kitsch and commercial melodrama - the 'polar aquarium' can be seen as all of this yet it is a strange experience in itself that may be of interest to some. Every available space has been aestheticised on on... More

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It is must see in Harbin. You fill find not only different kinds of fish but also same polar animals like wolf, fox, and of course polar bears

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Stockholm, Sweden
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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

It was nice here with the penguins, polar bears, arctic fox and all, and they have walrus circus show and beluga kissing show as their highlight, but I think the aquarium is way too small. The polar bears can't do anything but swim around the small tank, as well as the beluga. If it could be expanded, that would be... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

A real tourist trap. The attendants pack as many spectators into each show as physically possible, without any regard for the number of seats actually available. The animals themselves are kept in much-too-small enclosures, with barely enough room inside to move around.

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