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Qingdao Underwater World

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Address: No.2 Yushan Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266003, China
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08:30 - 16:30
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I was really enjoying my visit to the Underwater World. Very tasteful and resourceful. But i feel quite sad for the poor Beluga Whale in its small pool.... this is clearly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Melbourne, Australia

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first walked it, it was full of exhibits and models of sea creatures , skeletons, and jars of preserved sea animals. And we almost feared that that was it, so we were relieved when we found the actual start of the aquarium. Overall, we found that it was everything as we had expected. While it was wasn't bad... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

If you like Marine you will love this Centre. separate exhibits include the underwater walkway, fabulous tower tank, turtles, penguins and sealion enclosure and a fascinating Jelly fish centre in addition to the fossil museum. We were there longer than anticipated as it was all worth a look.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was really enjoying my visit to the Underwater World. Very tasteful and resourceful. But i feel quite sad for the poor Beluga Whale in its small pool.... this is clearly inhumane :-(

Thank Gecko-SJN
Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

If you go here, expect to be confused with how to navigate the place. I was able to find three of the four buildings but gave up trying to figure out looking for the last one. Other than that, the only thing that really impressed me were the jelly fish and one tank where a sea turtle was actively swimming.... More 

Thank LASeoulGuy
Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Well, in fact it was smaller than it was talked about. The place more for small kids, and mostly it gets kids with all the toy stores and play area. As for underwater creatures, not much. its not really big so don't expect to spend there a day.

Thank Polina S
Nanjing, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went there, and pretty much walked through the place in under an hour because it was not that interesting, was overcrowded, people pushing everywhere, kids peeing where they shouldn't pee, etc

Thank TheArchie
Yokneam Illit, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Good to come with kids, but avoid weekends if you don't like noisy, crowded places. Too much halls with stuffed fishes.

Thank Leonid T
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

It is a very nice aquarium. I liked the penguins, seals, walruses and particularly the beluga whales performing with the divers underwater. Everything looked clean and the sealife looked very healthy. There were lots of children (it was Children's Day), but it didn't seem overly crowded. We were able to see everything closely.

Thank TJCarb
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is a mix between a traditional Western aquarium and a biology classroom full of dead things in jars with formaldehyde. Some of the things in jars are worth seeing. But you can't help but feel creeped out at the sheer volume of preserved dead things. It seems the Chinese patrons were more interested in that part than in the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Going on a holiday weekend was our first mistake, as we were herded into the strange museum that begins this tour. The museum is not meant for English speaking tourists but that was ok as it was so bad. The constant gift shops you are forced through are also annoying. However the underwater automatic walkway is pretty impressive, full of... More 

Thank Andrew S

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