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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
021-58779988
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Ranked #37 of 840 Attractions in Shanghai
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Delightfully spacious and well-lit aquarium filled with a great selection of Asian fish. The highlight is the impressive tunnels where you under the tanks and surrounded by fish.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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45 reviews 45 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The aquarium itself is very nice with a lot of exhibits and animals all over... It probably misses a show or a bit more interraction but well, for shanghai it is actually quite good (even if expensive). You even have a part which is dedicated to sharks and explains to visitors why we should preserve them! On the other hand... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Even entering the aquarium you can tell its over rated. You have to pay 160 RMB to enter. The aquarium is to crowed and dirty. The Chinese are more worried about scaring the animals and taking selfies. The animals are cruelly treated and look sick.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is one of the few attractions open on Monday in Shanghai. It is interesting but we were a bit disappointed in the number and quality of the exhibits. No special shows, lots of small glass boxes with one or two kinds of aquatic life. We were hoping to see Asian fish that were unique to the area since we... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Quite expensive entrence (160 RMB). The aquarium was nothing special. It was very over-crowded with screaming chinese-people who were more concerned about taking selfies with the fish than looking at them. The aquariums seemed to be over-crowded as well and the fish actually looked sick in a lot of the aquariums. The only upside was that it was bigger than... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The aquarium is easy to get to/find, right off line 2 on the metro. It is a total of three stories. An escalator takes you to the top floor and you work your way down to the what is one of the worlds largest aquarium tunnels. Maps in English are provided at the top of the escalators. When we visited... More

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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have never seen such a beautiful and adventurous place.there are so many underwater species.it feels like we are just underwater deep into the sea enjoying the underwater world.there are so many kinds of fishes that some of them we didn't know.overall just awesome

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My first time to visit was in 2009 and it's a weekday so not too crowded and you can really enjoy looking at different species of sea creatures. i enjoyed the penguin section and the tunnel. This Sept. 2014, we went there on a Saturday and it's really really bad. The crowd just stayed on the tunnel to take pictures... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I liked the place there very much, I enjoyed watching the jellies, also the penguins in their snowy built environment, I also liked the underwater walks inside these glass tunnels where you see sharks swim above you, but the place is crowded and a little bit dark in some parts.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The aquarium itself its nice but it was so crowded that was imposible to enjoy it. Also the entrance fee is very expensive and in the big aquariums many small fishes are ill and about dieing.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The aquarium maybe one of the best. It is certainly more expensive ($25.00) than any I have ever visited but the experience was terrible during the holiday season. There were on average 5-6 families for every 3x3 feet display. This is one place in China you will experience and understand what the most populated country in the world means. So... More

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