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Qingdao Underwater World

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No.2 Yushan Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266003, China
+86 532 8289 2187
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Good for All Ages

What a rather nice surprise we had when we visited this gem in the sea of other Chinese... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
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Worth a visit

While not spectacular by western standards (Ripley aquarium in Toronto, planetarium in Montreal... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice aquarium” (2 reviews)
“small pool” (2 reviews)
“sea lions” (2 reviews)
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No.2 Yushan Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266003, China
+86 532 8289 2187

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

What a rather nice surprise we had when we visited this gem in the sea of other Chinese attractions. While it was overpriced (by Western standards) we did see a number of species which I have not seen before (I come from a coastal town)....More

Thank Barsgolde
Reviewed 10 September 2017

While not spectacular by western standards (Ripley aquarium in Toronto, planetarium in Montreal, for example), it was still worth spending a couple hours here. The layout of the place is curious - starting with scientific specimens in jars - and eventually you work your way...More

Thank mskullcap
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The Dolphin show is the best. Large overhead aquarium with variety of fish. Plan a half day to explore.

Thank Juliawati W
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Was better than I assumed it would be, but in China sights with live animals tend to be a saddening experience. The aquarium is overpriced but again in China most sights are. The museum portion starts well with decent displays but soon turns into horribly...More

Thank Poe W
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We read the reviews and decided to go anyway and were positively surprised by what we saw. The only bad bit was the mammal area which was very smelly and a little dirty. The rest of the exhibits were well maintained and clean and my...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The average Westerner would be appalled by the conditions at the Qingdao Underwater World... So, DON'T be the average Westerner. While not up to the standards of Europe or the United States, this educational experience is probably where the West was in the 1970's. The...More

1  Thank AllThatAsia
Reviewed 17 March 2017

When we first walked it, it was full of exhibits and models of sea creatures , skeletons, and jars of preserved sea animals. And we almost feared that that was it, so we were relieved when we found the actual start of the aquarium. Overall,...More

Thank jonathangohyongsing
Reviewed 24 November 2016

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...More

Thank noell977
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 :-(

Thank Gecko-SJN
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...More

Thank LASeoulGuy
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