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National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium

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Address: No. 2, Houwan Road, Checheng Township, Pingtung 944, Taiwan
Phone Number: 08-8825001, 08-8825678
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

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An interesting place for family with kids

This is a good place for family with kids as it provides a range of activities to appeal to them. There are three major exhibiting halls, namely the Waters of Taiwan, the Coral... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is a good place for family with kids as it provides a range of activities to appeal to them. There are three major exhibiting halls, namely the Waters of Taiwan, the Coral Kingdom and the Waters of the World. The exhibits are average but some are quite appealing to kids or even adults. Some must-sees are: touch -and-feel booth... More 

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Taoyuan, Taiwan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

the museum has many of marine species but many parts of the museum are not real. They just show video clips or video projections or animations of marine creatures in their habitat which you can watch in YouTube. the website says there was a blue whale but it was already freed in the ocean so if this is the only... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Abundant species of both local fresh water fishes and coral fishes. Although no more whale sharks made me a little bit disappionted, the story and experience of whale shark keeping remind us the concern for natural widlife. Giant whale sharks are not supposed to be kept inside a water tank, though some other cities still do so.

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Gauteng South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is one of the most interesting and well planned aquariums! The amenities and views amazing. The variety of displays and ocean life available as well as the walk in the "tunnel" with sharks and beluga whales swimming above is amazing!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A spectacular aquarium on the Taiwan coast. An impressive variety of both salt-water and fresh-water creatures presented in very accessible displays. What's not to like about an aquarium with *huge* display tanks, transparent tunnels for viewing the sealife, sharks, beluga whales, large number of hyperactive penguins, puffins, and more? As an avid scuba diver, I was particularly enamored of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I didn't expect a lot for this museum, but I learn lots of knowledge of ancient sea animals. Especially the ancient fishes are very interesting for me. First time to see detailed information :) awesome maritime museum has ever visited !

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The live exhibits were quite good, with excellent underwater and above water viewing. However, flow from one exhibit to the next was odd and confusing. The exhibits about deep sea life, fresh water life and pre-historic sea life were all too big and a bit silly. They smartly had two large water park areas where children could run around and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Massive spaced out area, big fish tanks with mix of different fish, was nice of course to walk through and see everything as usual, but nothing that really stood out that made it amazing/a must see... If you're in the area check it out for some fun!

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I will say straight off that i am opposed to Marine aquariums keeping large animal species such as sharks, whale sharks, turtles and belugas. This is akin to keeping eagles in cages. This aquarium has a horrendous record of keeping its prisoners alive. it has killed at least 3 Whale sharks that it has held in captivity, all 6 Beluga... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My first advise: Do not go during summer time. There are souvenirs shop in various places and the prices were quiet reasonable. I bought some quite souvenirs for myself and also my friends and family.

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