Underwater World Qingdao (South Gate), Qingdao

3.3
#2 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in Shandong
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. To visit Underwater World Qingdao (South Gate) on your holiday in Qingdao, and find out what else Qingdao has to offer, use our Qingdao trip itinerary planning site .
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 - sta...  more »
  • The Dolphin show is the best. Large overhead aquarium with variety of fish. Plan a half day to explore.  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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