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Harbin Pole Aquarium

No.3 Taiyang Avenue, Songbei District, Harbin 150028, China
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Ranked #5 of 142 Attractions in Harbin
Type: Aquariums
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Leeds, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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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17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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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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186 helpful votes 186 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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Brisbane, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The exhibitions here are quite well presented and the shows very entertaining, even without a word of English, (The walrus actually understood more Chinese than we did). BUT the polar bears are stressedin a small enclosure, the seals are in a small pool, and the two Beluga whales in a tank seemed restless as well. I hope that this attraction... More

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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

A quite good setup with a few large aquaria and 2 show ponds. The first show we saw was a 2 part show, firstly a walrus for a 15 minute show and then a seal. Well trained, fat and sleek so looked well fed. Like all trained animal shows throughout the world I always wonder how they are trained and... More

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