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Underwater World Qingdao (South Gate), Qingdao

3.3
#2 of 9 in Zoos & Aquariums in Shandong
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
Explore the natural heritage of the world's seas, lakes, and rivers at Underwater World Qingdao (South Gate), a large aquarium with a vast collection of animals and specimens. The longest-established public aquarium in the country, the facility consists of four main exhibition halls, each offering a different perspective on aquatic life around the world. The freshwater area displays the large fish from the Yangtze River, Chinese alligators, and giant salamanders, while the marine animal section houses seals, penguins, sea lions, and sea turtles. A large specimen hall collects fossils, shells, and skeletons of creatures from across the world, including whales, coral, and giant crabs. Use our Qingdao tour planner to arrange your visit to Underwater World Qingdao (South Gate) and other attractions in Qingdao.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 educ...  more »
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  • Haven't been to sea world, let alone have you ever been to Qingdao, Qingdao and attractions, jellyfish is very good
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  • OK, last year went, children are more jellyfish is really beautiful, I still took a lot of photos.
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  • Seen a lot of strange sea creatures.
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  • Haven't been to sea world, let alone have you ever been to Qingdao, Qingdao and attractions, jellyfish is very good
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  • Not bad
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