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Qingdao Underwater World

No.2 Yushan Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266003, China
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Ranked #13 of 200 Attractions in Qingdao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Beijing, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very patchy this place. Some exhibits are interesting others are in poor condition which was funny at first but got old quickly. The marine tunnel is excellent but some of the habitats for the larger sea mammals and marine life are not nice to see.

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Tianjin, China
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This aquarium is supposed to be the oldest in China and it is pretty big, covering a large area in several buildings and even running under the road. They have a good selection of fish but, as is common here, the tanks are often on the small side (especially for the mammals) and they love their garish lighting. The whole... More 

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Weihai, China
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have been to both aquariums in Qingdao. This is the best. There is a great range of aquatic life and I particularly enjoyed the jellyfish tanks. We took two children with us aged 4 and 10. Their attention was maintained for the three hours we were there and they always had questions base don the exhibits. Very little of... More 

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Qingdao, China
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14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is well worth a visit for the variety of fish life and the skeleton of a huge whale stranded locally. It will take several hours to visit as it is huge. Live whales, penguins, fish, jellyfish, coral...

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Beijing, China
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

the aquarium is a good option in qingdao. the fun starts with a museum of natural history before going to the aquarium. the sea water part is very nice with plenty of sharks, rays and big turtles around, as a comparison the sea salt water part looks larger than the one in Barcelona. very good way to spend few hours... More 

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Qingdao, China
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

a pretty good museum telling history of Tsingtao beer. the summer months are lively as the surrounding streets are lined with restaurants selling QD food and and kegs and kegs of beer

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Shaoxing, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

To take kids to visit is good. Its not a very big place but still worth the visit. In front of the beach, so after go out, we can walk around the beach.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Entrance feels that you are in a science/natural history museum with exhibits in glass jars and stuffed whales but once you have passed these you see live marine life. Travelator takes you through the main aquarium with rays and sharks swimming over your head, really cool. There was a show at the end and although I didn't understand what was... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

World-class aquarium. One of the best underwater exhibitions I have seen. It boasts the world's largest water column made of a single see-through acrylic material. It rivals such famous spectacles as the ones in California, New Zealand and Atlanta. The zillions of fish and marine creatures of all sizes challenges the imagination. It's a great place to take the kids,... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

It was good. Museum very interesting Penguins, sharks, crocodiles etc The problem only is timings. It closes early.

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