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Beijing Aquarium (Beijing Haiyangguan)

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Address: No.18 Gaoliangqiaoxie Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China
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+86 10 6217 6655
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Situated within the Beijing Zoo complex this world class aquarium...

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.

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Perhaps a few of the tanks for the mammals could be bigger, but the aquarium itself is worth the visit. Get there early enough to see a couple shows. After all the other museums... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visit Beijing aquarium to see amazing sea creatures mother nature has for us. You will love the serene atmosphere as well.

Thank James M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I m not going to spoil the excitement but if you love fish then nothing much can goes wrong! 1. You have to pay the Zoo entrance 10RMB before reaching the aquarium ticket booth. ( The zoo itself is pretty disappointing) From there entrance ticket will costed you 160 RMB. Pretty expensive compare with other attractions in Beijing. 2. From... More 

Thank KahongLam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Beijing aquarium is one of the best around the whole world . The ticket costs 160 rmb . The visit gonna last for 3 hours . Dolphin shows is amazing. There are alot of restaurants inside .

Thank kevin m
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Having been to the Beijing Zoo, we had great expectations. Sadly disappointed. Not much of an aquarium. A lot of tourist trinkets & poor food. One of most expensive things we did and not worth it. Also, they have the menke whale tank microphoned and it sounds like a screaming child echoing off the walls all day. Annoying. My advice,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Biggest aquarium in china with so many different kind of sea creatures.There are so many small aquariums and some big aquariums including sweat water and salt water.There are two big white dolphins and so many blue dolphins that shows very well.There is big zoo near this aquarium(including Panda).

Thank himan c
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The initial parts of this aquarium were quite impressive with some spectacular freshwater displays and the last part of the tour was also quite spectacular with the jellyfish area being one of my favourites. Unfortunately the marine (saltwater) displays were nothing special in the world of aquariums. The sharks were ok ... the coral reef tank was depressing with dull... More 

Thank Diver71au
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

As one of the biggest aquariums in China you expect amazing thing. Anything but! Very few animals, shows are very short and not all that amazing, they sell certain specimens and they facilities are jot well kept. Will not recommend.

1 Thank Christo D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Perhaps a few of the tanks for the mammals could be bigger, but the aquarium itself is worth the visit. Get there early enough to see a couple shows. After all the other museums, sites, and grocery stores in China filled with live fish displays, this place has a few good tanks and nice displays as well, but I found... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Very few specimen of fishes. The dolphins and beluga were kept in very small glass tanks and were either swimming round and round or just hanging vertically. Sure sign of depression. There were more food outlets and amusement games catering to the children than exhibits on fish

Thank Tekk0
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Cant handle tears. Fish has small swimming areas. It was so crowded and full of screaming people. It made whole situation even worse. I can not recommend noone who likes animals!!

Thank Markéta Š

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