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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, Shanghai

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
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3.5/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Get under the sea at Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, featuring a system of 168 m (551 ft) long submarine viewing tunnels and some 15,000 marine creatures of 300 species. The rare setup of four underwater glass tunnels provides 180- to 270-degree views of marine life. Check out the endangered albino perch, spotted eagle rays, zebra sharks, electric eels, and Chinese giant salamanders in this nine-section park designed to cover all species from Asia. Clean and well-maintained, with many different tanks and some entertainment feeding shows, the aquarium makes a great attraction for families. Put Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and other Shanghai attractions into our Shanghai travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Very nice Aquarium, very comprehensive neat and species diversity. Ideal apra visit when it is near the world financial center.
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  • Wonderful collection displayed very thoughtful way. The walk way you can see fishes swimming above your head. 
  • Massive queues to get tickets then to get inside. When we got in was big surges of people in front of every tank and probably overcrowded for what you were coming to see and experience. Nice arrays of...  read more »
  • We were there at a time without to many other tourists. A lot of different fish and sea animals, and it seemed clean for the animals. Worth a visit.
  • It's an aquarium. A very large aquarium. The Shanghai Aquarium shows you all the major global regions where underwater wildlife can be found. While they don't have every single sea creature on our planet (or any from the deep ocean such as anglerfish), they do have an impressive collection nonetheless. While some of it is a bit dilapidated and some of the fish/sharks/mammals look like they could use a friend, most of the exhibits are very well thought out and the English translations make sense. For an additional nominal fee, you can rent an audio guide (available in many languages such as German and English). Other than dealing with the crowds, the aquarium is a nice way to get out of the heat on a summer day and meander for a few hours. Well, you can't meander very far because of how they designed the aquarium (one way only with limited back tracking). Finally, the Shanghai Aquarium boasts the longest tunnel tube/moving walkway exhibit. Essentially you move along on a moving walkway through a long stretch of tube underneath an aquarium display.
  • Great place, we went through it in about 30min. Although a bit expensive, its worth the visit and the exhibitions are well presented.
  • Here is the run down this place needs some supervision there were people sitting in front of the exhibits eating there food they brought into the location and made it very unpleasant impossible to enjoy the fish exhibits. I don't recommend this place by any means PS don't expect your money back
  • Too many people during the visit were inside. it is absolutly impossible to see any thing. Open ocean looks very nice and probably would be a great expiriance but again no chance to see it in the full beauty because of the crowd... I felt as a sardine. Everything else... i saw better!
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