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“Wacky!”

Ji Di Guan - Pole Aquarium.
Ranked #6 of 292 things to do in Dalian
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

I've lived in China for 5 years, and this place has lots of awesome things to see if you can bear the crowds and their behavior.

Dolphin/Beluga show in the Sea pavilion is average and super crowded.

The Walrus/Seal show is amazing and I don't want to spoil it for what you'll see.

The Beluga show in the Polar pavilion is epic if you appreciate those beautiful creatures.

Coral World is calm and easy going with tons of great creatures to see.

The Deep Sea 3D pavilion is weird and should be avoided - most things don't work and there's a weird walk-through Kaleidoscope that will give most of you vertigo and possibly a heart attack if you're old.

You need to get the 4 pavilion pass to get value for money. It's currently (November 2013) priced at 220 CNY per person, but insist to pay 190 and you'll get it. A little ability in speaking in Chinese numbers helps here. 5 dollars saved is 5 dollars earned.

Taxi should only take about 20 minutes from Zhongshan district and once you experience the ups, downs, wacky of this place you'll be glad you've checked it off. Quite a laugh.

We were two 34 year olds (one Can-American and one English).

4  Thank Zach F
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Had just a few hours, could have spent more. They have a lot to see, including a touching pool with various sea creatures. Ever see a Sea Dragon? There is a beautiful one there!!
The dolphin show is as good as any I've seen at SeaWorld in the USA and they do some different things that I've never see in the USA. There is not a bad seat anywhere as there is a large jumbotron screen where you can see it all!

1  Thank Earleen H
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Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

It has to be the worst I've ever been to. You'd expect a large hall of fish tank, but it turns out to be really small. The worst thing is that it's so overcrowded that you can barely see any fish.

1  Thank Thang D
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

The Pole Aquarium is worth seeing, especially if you are into marine wildlife..the best attraction has to be the white whale and Polar bear. they also have underground tunner full of sharks and 1 huge whale. Unfortuantely wasnt able to see the Dophin show, reasonable price if this is the kinda thing your into!

Thank Bally_Singh84
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

the dolphin show was pretty good, the dolphin were skilled, although the show in Chinese language. Do not come in weekend or holiday because it will be very crowded. The price is a bit expensive but you stay in Dalian and need some short getaway with family then this place would be nice to visit.

Thank LindaDots
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