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Observe more than 40,000 sea creatures in a total of 90 exhibition tanks at Coex Aquarium. When you explore the aquarium halls, each turn brings you to a geographically themed area where you can examine indigenous fish and vegetation. Explore the enclosed world's underwater ecosystems found in the Amazon rainforest, Peruvian mountains, ocean beds, Korean rivers, and the seven seas. The family-friendly aquarium also contains an acrylic tunnel where swarms of sharks and turtles swim around you. Besides fish, you can also visit exhibition tanks which shelter seals, penguins, and local birds. Make Coex Aquarium a centerpiece of your Seoul vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Seoul trip planner.
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  • A really decorated Aquarium perfectly. Highly recommended if you like aquariums. Impeccable. you see stunning species.
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  • We visited as part of an organised tour, this is a good little aquarium with fish in a variety of quirky settings. Its well worth a visit and not too expensive.  more »
  • Seemingly, the shopping mall is not the place for aquariums-aquariums ... but Seoul is not so! Why not arrange entertainment for those who came for shopping? Yes in Coex can spend a whole day: shops, cinema, café. And even an aquarium. By the way, is quite decent. There are also tiny fish, and penguins and sharks for a huge glass. But most of all remember what not seen in other gardens: the room with creative aquariums. For example, in the form of a sink in the kitchen, a lamp or a phone booth!
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  • Coex Aquarium is a wonderful place to be with your family. The aquarium presents a humongous variety of aquatic life, organized methodically into well-thought categories. Fish hued with unquantifiable range of spectral colors stamp the authority of nature's artistic mastery. Aquatic mammals instantly become Blue Eyed favourites of young kids. Amazonian jungles find themselves reincarnated in one of the sub-arenas. To top it all, there are hourly shows featuring live underwater performances of professional divers with Fish, Seals, Eels and what not. Staff is forthcoming and fluent in English language. The under-sea voyage terminates at an economical Souvenir Shop enabling eternity to visitors' memories. The ticket is around $25 but if you are on budget there are ways to get discounts; got mine through Naver website 🤗
  • The aquarium itself is inside the mall and can be easily find using the navigation screens around the mall. It contains a lot of fish species as well as mammals and amphibians. I really liked the performance done by the diver. The tour can be finished in about 45 minutes to an hour and its great to bring kids there.
  • Visited this beautiful and huge aquarium. They have nice shows. Can be enjoyed greatly by children. Can spend around 3 to 4 hours.
  • The architecture of the place was interesting and creative. However, I wondered if some of the tanks were big enough for the animals inside it.
  • A must visit. A good place to bring your children, plenty of sea creatures to keep them entertained.

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