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“Expensive for Beijing standards - nothing really spectacular”

Beijing Aquarium (Beijing Haiyangguan)
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All Inclusive Private Tour of Beijing Zoo, Beijing Aquarium and Hutong
Ranked #70 of 1,606 things to do in Beijing
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Expensive for Beijing standards - nothing really spectacular”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

If you've visited sea world type of aquariums anywhere in the world, you'll know what to expect. If you haven't seen enough of that already, then go ahead and spend entertaining (and expensive) couple of hours admiring the wonders of the seas. Besides the panda house, it is the best thing in the Beijing zoo. For me though, the only major impact that this huge display of fish gave was a huge appetite for seafood dinner.

Visited April 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“question about aquarium”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I will be going to the aquarium this upcoming weekend and was wondering if it will be open on Sunday, and what the opening and closing time will be?
Also, any student deals??

Visited May 2013
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“Pricey but worth it”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

A quite expensive trip considering the time we spent there (we went quite late).

The animals conditions were great. The tanks looked clean and well maintained. A different world when compared to the zoo.

Visited April 2013
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“Pretty good, but go early to see the shows ”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

This Acquarium is not as spectacular as say the hong Kong one, but you see enough fish, particularly fresh water ones to make this worthwhile. The shows/feedings are typically in the morning or early afternoon so try and get there first thing. 130 for the entry which includes the abominable zoo (definitely skip that)

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“great variety of fish”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

the ticket is expensive, 120 rmb per person, and it isnt the most impressive aquarium in the world but it does have really great displays and a great variety of fish. it also has a great fish show which is included in the ticket which is a must see, so find out when the show is and plan accordingly because the price of the ticket isnt really worth it if you miss the show.

Visited February 2013
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