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“Surprisingly better than expected”

Beijing Aquarium (Beijing Haiyangguan)
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Private Half-Day Beijing Zoo Panda House and...
Ranked #66 of 1,622 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.
Reviewed 12 April 2014

The aquarium is located within the zoo, so price of the ticket includes admission to the zoo as well as the aquarium. It is easily accessible by subway line 4, stop at Beijing zoo station. Subway ticket cost rmb2 one way.

Try not to visit the zoo during summer as it's scorching hot and most of the animals are hidden, resting near the gates of the enclosure waiting to return indoors. The aquarium is a nice place to go, but beware, once you're out of the aquarium, re-entering is not allowed even if you intend to explore the zoo area and return to the aquarium for the next show time. The staff are not your friendly type and inflexible.

Drinks and a food court are located inside the aquarium. Food price is not cheap, bring your own snacks. Check out the performance timing beforehand. Plenty of tanks housing different species, dolphins, whale and sharks etc.

Although it is not comparable top notch aquariums of other major cities, it's still a nice place to bring the kids for an educational tour. Interior is decent and surrounding is clean which I found acceptable. Weekday isn't that crowded but still you will expect to see lots of local tourists from other province which can be chaotic entering and exiting the auditorium.

3  Thank CelLee
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Beijing aquarium is a must for travellers, plenty to see and some great photo shoots.more expensive than the other attractions, but worth it.subway 1 from tenement square, change for subway 4 to Beijing zoo.subway only 2cny per single journey.

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Well, after walked around the zoo and found the aquarium. I thought this aquarium is huge (from outside) but I was wrong. Looked around inside this I just love a couple of beluga whale. nicely they have show

1  Thank numnam
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

the aquarium is attached to the zoo and with an additional fee can be entered.
In winter - the aquarium is better than the zoo (inside & warm!) Plus all the animals are actually visible.
TIP: skip the zoo and just go to the aquarium or do a quick rotund of the zoo then enter the aquarium.
Highlight - beluga whales - only animal in the zoo and aquarium that i had never seen before. Whilst they were in a simple enclosure they were playing and active and a delight to watch.

1  Thank jessjadebarron
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

When I was suggested a trip over to the Beijing Aquarium ,which is part of s and is the city huge zoo.I enjpyed spending my afernoon gazing at a few fish. The zoo itself has a wide range of animals and is worth of a browsw.It really is fascinating to see all of the different kinds of fish from all over the world swimming around as if they were still in their natural habitats. Walking hrough the tunnel with sharks swimming right above your head is amazing as well.

Thank hongzhi
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