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Coex Aquarium

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Samseongdong / COEX
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Address: 524, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu | B1 Coex Mall, Seoul 06164, South Korea
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+82 2-6002-6200
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

This large aquarium houses more than 600 different species of aquatic life...

This large aquarium houses more than 600 different species of aquatic life and more than 40,000 fish. There are also exhibits on the Amazon, the seven seas, and even a marine touch zone.

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Coex Aquarium is fun and interesting especially for young kids. My daughter is 3.10 years old, thus, still free; payment starts at 4 if I am not mistaken. The map at the start of... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2017
Retchell L
Metro Manila, Philippines
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Coex Aquarium is fun and interesting especially for young kids. My daughter is 3.10 years old, thus, still free; payment starts at 4 if I am not mistaken. The map at the start of the "journey" makes going around more interesting as one needs to complete the stamp from several stops and get a post card after. There are a... More 

Thank Retchell L
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Aquarium is in the Coex Mall. Great use of mirrors makes it look much bigger than it is. Some clever displays such as panels in drink vending machines, in old phone boxes, household items for smaller fish. I spent 2.5hrs there and enjoyed it. Good variety of fish and animals such as otters, prairie dogs, bats and squirrels. Sharks are... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

Some people might balk at the price, but it's worth it if you go as a group. It's a very nice aquarium with plenty of English information for visitors. We went as a school trip for students who were mostly English speakers and they really enjoyed it.

Thank Becky R
Seoul, South Korea
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23 reviews
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

The place is overrun with children and definitely geared towards them in my opinion. We were 3 adults, and we of course still enjoyed all the sea life, but we did not enjoy the crowds. I would avoid weekends if possible.

Thank conniec812
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Reviewed March 3, 2017

Enough to see when you want to get out of the cold. There are good signage to each exhibit. Before the entrance and inside there are lockers for storing your bags.

Thank dotnah
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

Yes I was at the Coex Aquarium entrance when I was in Coex, did not pay to get in because I am not a big fan of fishes. Do recommend to families with small children though.

Thank Quack H
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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

This is a standard aquarium in that there are lots of tanks of fish. However they had one room laid out with tanks showing what would be from the beginning of the Han river to the sea. It also has what lives in a paddy field. There are unusual fish tanks (one uses a refrigerator ). There were also otters,... More 

Thank Angela N
Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Good aquarium. Entrance fee is 25,000 KRW. Great location in Gangnam. The one in Busan is probably better

Thank Samuel D
Shanghai, China
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Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

This aquarium started out ho-hum...then got interesting! I especially liked the 'Dr Fish' that nibbled my fingers. My kids especially liked the touch-and-feel section as well as the microscopes that magnified tiny aquatic creatures. I'm happy we went. Just outside a metro stop - super easy to access. Part of an underground mall, so plenty of dining and coffee options... More 

Thank Shanghaisol
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Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice aquarium with some unique features I hadn't seen previously. We enjoyed the uniquely Korean fish tank displays (in a coke machine, a water cooler, a phone booth, etc.), and the sardine show (where divers divert the schooling fish in various directions) is a spectacle to behold. Among the many exhibits is a big shark tank with... More 

Thank Elizabeth M

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Samseongdong / COEX
A large business hub, Samseongdong is anchored by Korea’s World Trade Center, where many important business exhibitions and meetings are held. The enormous COEX mall sprawls underground, providing a myriad of things to do and see, including a large aquarium and movie theater. For a bit of peace and zen, head over to the ornate Bongeunsa Temple which is one of Korea’s most important places of worship. Or take a stroll nearby through the tranquil royal burial grounds of Seonjeongneung, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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