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Address: No.2 Yushan Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266003, China
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Phone Number: +86 532 8289 2187
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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
Gecko-SJN
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Melbourne, Australia

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 :-(

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Seoul, South Korea
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 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 

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Beijing, China
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

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Thank Polina S
Nanjing, China
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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

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Yokneam Illit, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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Thank Andrew S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to see but the only comments we have is that they should make able for wheelchair and baby trollers. Having stair a bit everywhere is uncomfortable to go around. And the last thing is the toilets for kids are not available when you know that so many kids goes there sad a huge mistake to not think... More 

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