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Qingdao Underwater World
Ranked #13 of 291 things to do in Qingdao
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2013

It was good. Museum very interesting
Penguins, sharks, crocodiles etc
The problem only is timings. It closes early.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Waqas S
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Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“CN Sea World NOT USA Sea World”
Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

There can be only one. Sea World that is and it resides in San Diego, CA.

From the initial sight of wall to wall bio lab style formaldehyde bottled fish to my first stuffed Killer Whale sighting I was less than enthusiastic or impressed rather disgusted and bored.

I will say this. The Chinese try and try hard but if your expecting anything more than alligators stuffed in small surroundings with coins layed at their feet and back yes on their back well your going to be disappointed.

Their flagship large aquarium with conveyor belt shuttle would have been great, except the glass reflected a coke bottle image so that I could only view for a few moments until my head hurt or maybe that was the wall to wall people yelling and clicking their cameras and smartphones.

Save your ¥130 per Adult(s) and ¥65 per Children entry fee. Spend it on a decent meal or a upgraded room in one of Qingdao's finer hotels.

Where is Green Peace when you need them?

Visited July 2013
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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed 13 April 2013

I really enjoyed this, much to my surprise, but I went on a quiet day. Later in my visit, I passed it on a bus and there were huge queues.

The shark/ray tunnel was really excellent; the static/stuffed exhibits were interesting; there were a lot of strange fish and eels that I just hadn't seen in western aquariums.

The gift shops sold the usually fluffy sharks you would expect in the West, but you could also buy and eat the exhibits (or their less rare cousins!)

Visited April 2013
2 Thank johnnychips
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Shanghai, China
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Old, but good”
Reviewed 24 January 2013

The Qingdao underwater world is showing its age with many old displays that need updating. The winter is not a good time to visit outside attractions.The summer would be a much better time to spend some time wandering the outside areas.

Visited January 2013
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“Just so so”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Maybe I had too high expectations on the underwater world, because the city is a seaside city.Actually it's small, no much to see, just some very common species, as you can see in any inland cities. It does not worth the money of 120 yuan entrance fee.

Visited September 2012
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