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Address: NO. 1388 Lujiazui Ring Rd, Shanghai 200120, China
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Phone Number: 021-58779988
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Delightfully spacious and well-lit aquarium filled with a great selection...

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.

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A beautiful experience even I think it is almost everyday too crowded. Impressive tunnels under huge glass tanks with hundreds of fishes, turtles and sharks passing over your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Huo L
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Agia Paraskevi
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Agia Paraskevi
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful experience even I think it is almost everyday too crowded. Impressive tunnels under huge glass tanks with hundreds of fishes, turtles and sharks passing over your head. Many seldom sea species are exhibited. It will take minimum one hour till you get out. Ger your cameras ready and enjoy the extraordinary view.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've ever been to. Wasn't to far from our Hotel. Especially good for all ages. There is a fee but don't remember cost.

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is convenient as it is next to the metro and it offers great view of the surrounding skyscrapers. However, the influx of visitors cannot be handled by the satety guards as kids kept climbing on exhibits despite the warnings. Underwaters tunnels very impressive.

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Thank Nikolas59
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love watching animal planet since childhood very nice place ... Crowd was not that much ... Loved jelly fish spot ... And shark section ...

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Thank Puja M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This aquarium has a lot of fishes, sea horses, sharks, penguins, crocodiles, water snakes , and much more. One of the best aquariums I have seen till date. Very nicely kept, clean and worth it.

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Thank Yashmalpani
Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after the Oriental Pearl Tower which is close by. It's a must see with the long underwater tunnel. I had thought Hong Kong Oceans Park was better but this definitely better having seen it again this summer. OK the crowds can be annoying but just push back and push in and you will get that photo you want. Not... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium itself is not bad but it's heavily crowded. I know I should have got used to that in China but you can visit similarly interesting places and have more pleasure elsewhere. Here you cannot even spend some time to watch animals as all the time someone is pushing you around. Taking a picture is a challenge itself.

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Thank Krzysztof D
Shanghai Region, China
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes a very good place.... The entry fee is quite high, but this is communion for a hug-end / commercial attraction... Many parts and YES you can go both ways Realities: there might be a LONG wait at the ticket office - they have so MANY 'packages' and few staff with good English Top Tips: - arrive early and look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with family this place for first tym...It's nyc but too much crowd in weekdays also...underwater tunnel is excellent to watch.

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Thank Anubhav S
Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit the aquarium in the summer when school is out, be prepared for it to be busy! The aquarium is overall very well done. You will see marine animals from all over the world and learn a lot about fish indigenous to China. I highly recommend the audio tour. The audio tour is probably the best one I've... More 

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