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“Need lifts desperately”
Review of Coex Aquarium

Coex Aquarium
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Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise
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Seoul 4-Hour Afternoon Tour Including the Han River Cruise COEX Aquarium and...
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$75.00*
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Full-Day Gangnam City Highlights Tour with Lunch
Ranked #32 of 756 things to do in Seoul
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Need lifts desperately”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Given how many mums like to visit this place, it's way too stingy on its lift facilities.. We had to carry our phil and teds with two kids sleeping in it up at least 30 steps so in our second trip we demanded that the girls who work there help us and they let us use the wheel chair only lift.. Otherwise a great way to spend 2-3 hours looking at fishes, sharks and sting rays..

Visited August 2013
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Sheffield, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Entertaining place for all ages”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Visited during peak season and although busy did not feel crowded and all features were easy to see! It's set out in geographical areas and whilst not massive the displays were plentiful varied and interesting! My son loved the penguins and sharks and I watched the turtles and manatees for ages! Seals Beavers and otters were delightful! A fun family day out and the imaginative displays were great!

Visited August 2013
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“So-So only”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Visited Coex mall about 2 years back and was excited to return again. However, Coex was under some major reconstruction so most shops were sealed. The aquarium was okay. Explanations were mostly in Korean, even the penguin show commentary was in Korean with no English explanations. You'd see more river fishes, squirrels and small fishes and sharks. I have seen better aquariums elsewhere therefore, don't expect too much about the aquarium.

Visited August 2013
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Sandy, Utah, United States
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“Great for kids”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

This was fun for my 6 year old son. There was a surprising variety of sea creatures. This is a must if you have kids and visiting Seoul. Well worth the entrance fee. The mall is also cool too. There is a Buddhist temple close by and tombs that are interesting to see.

Visited August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“It's okay”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We went during Summer and korea is really HOT and humid during summer. Also they don't on air conditions indoors or even if they do, it's at its minimal so it is really stuffy indoors. we were sweating like pigs. Anyway, Coex was under some major reconstruction or something when we were there so most shops were sealed. The aquarium was okay. You'd see more river fishes, squirrels and small fishes and sharks. I'd say go during the cooler seasons and don't expect too much about the aquarium.

Visited August 2013
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