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Beijing Aquarium (Beijing Haiyangguan)

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Address: NO. 18 Gaoliangqiao Byway, Beijing 100081, China
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Phone Number: 010-62176655
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Situated within the Beijing Zoo complex this world class aquarium...

Situated within the Beijing Zoo complex this world class aquarium encompasses a huge array of strange & wonderful fish. As well as the fish displays there is a shark aquarium, Amazonian Rainforest with piranha, Coral reefs, a Marine Mammal section with dolphin & seal performances throughout the day.

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Big aquarium(see water and river water creatures )

Biggest aquarium in china with so many different kind of sea creatures.There are so many small aquariums and some big aquariums including sweat water and salt water.There are two... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
himan c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Biggest aquarium in china with so many different kind of sea creatures.There are so many small aquariums and some big aquariums including sweat water and salt water.There are two big white dolphins and so many blue dolphins that shows very well.There is big zoo near this aquarium(including Panda).

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The initial parts of this aquarium were quite impressive with some spectacular freshwater displays and the last part of the tour was also quite spectacular with the jellyfish area being one of my favourites. Unfortunately the marine (saltwater) displays were nothing special in the world of aquariums. The sharks were ok ... the coral reef tank was depressing with dull... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

As one of the biggest aquariums in China you expect amazing thing. Anything but! Very few animals, shows are very short and not all that amazing, they sell certain specimens and they facilities are jot well kept. Will not recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Perhaps a few of the tanks for the mammals could be bigger, but the aquarium itself is worth the visit. Get there early enough to see a couple shows. After all the other museums, sites, and grocery stores in China filled with live fish displays, this place has a few good tanks and nice displays as well, but I found... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Very few specimen of fishes. The dolphins and beluga were kept in very small glass tanks and were either swimming round and round or just hanging vertically. Sure sign of depression. There were more food outlets and amusement games catering to the children than exhibits on fish

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Cant handle tears. Fish has small swimming areas. It was so crowded and full of screaming people. It made whole situation even worse. I can not recommend noone who likes animals!!

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Not so terrible as its close cousin, The Beijing Zoo; this place offers something more for the visitors. They have dolphins, white belugas, and other animals that will make your visit a more joyful than you thought. Entrance ticket is not cheap (at least 70 RMB, movie not included...) but its worth to stop by if you visit Beijing Zoo.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Unlike the disappointing zoo in which this is situated (and whose admission you have to pay in order to have the privilege of paying to enter the aquarium), this is a well-attended, well-tended attraction. It costs quite a bit--especially by Chinese standards--and they have trouble taking credit cards, but once you get inside, it's easy to forget the difficulty on... More 

1 Thank JSSKansas
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Generally I don't like zoo but because of my nephew I accepted to go there. I spent 6 hours there happily, also my nephew enjoyed that very much. You shouldn't miss aquarium.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

I do like the city but at times it’s just too chaotic. During our visit to the Beijing Aquarium, we thankfully enjoyed our visit because people weren’t pushy and loud. I think the price tag deters the crowds, especially the ones that behave in an uncivilized manner. We paid a whole lot more for the Aquarium at Lotte World in... More 

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