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SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium

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Address: 266, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48100, South Korea
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+82 51-740-1700

Busan Aquarium is top of the list of Busan attractions and one of the...

Busan Aquarium is top of the list of Busan attractions and one of the leadingvisitor attractions in Korea.A unique edutainment (education + entertainment)-based aquarium on Haeundae Beach in Busan with a lot of state-of-the-art facilities.

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Fun to watch sea creatures

Not so different as ocean park in the philippines, exciting to watch the sharks and colorful fish, more for kids

Reviewed 17 March 2015
Rita P
Marikina, Philippines
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Beijing, China
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

All show was in korean language....aquarium is small not many interesting fishes or under water sea life animals

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Singapore, Singapore
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164 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Though I've been to many aquariums, I was pleasantly surprised to see sea life I had never encountered before. Another fascinating observation was that some of the fish were really enormous. So even though it was an average-sized aquarium, some exhibits managed to take my breath away.

1 Thank NinaAsia
Marikina, Philippines
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Not so different as ocean park in the philippines, exciting to watch the sharks and colorful fish, more for kids

Thank Rita P
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76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

Not comparable to the American standards of aquariums, but typical of what's around South Korea. My family and I are intrigued and love sea life, so every opportunity we get we go visit aquariums when we go to new places. We were really excited to see pictures outside the aquarium of green sea turtles and was very disappointed to see... More 

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Redding, California
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239 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

They had a nice otter exhibit and frequent feeding sessions were interesting. Comparable to COEX in Seoul.

1 Thank AmyWren
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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205 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

beautiful aquarium. Have a souvenior shop at the basement. Food court at the basement sell food at a reasonable price and it taste nice,

Thank Dianakpg
Busan, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Underground and sweaty, super crowded and hot. Great if you're 5 years old, horrible for foreigners and tourists. The reason for the bad rating was because we had a 20% off coupon only for foreigners. When we arrived and showed them the coupon on my girlfriend's cell phone, they said we needed to have it printed out to have the... More 

1 Thank Joel B
고경태, 매니저 at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello, This is KT Ko from SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium. First of all let me apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your visit. At that time when you visited our aquarium only printed coupon was used since our mobile web page was not opened yet. We took immediate action regarding the problem to prevent any further inconvenience when using... More 

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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 December 2014

The Aquarium is great, has a decent size, various species and the price is OK. My advise is to go around 14:30-15:00 PM as there are plenty of events going on. You will see staff feeding penguins, and if timing is great, there's the famous SHARK FEEDING SHOW that I think happens at 16:00 in the main aquarium. You can... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014

A bit on the pricey side especially for a family of 4 with no discounts. Thought the 3D ride sounded interesting so we booked it together with our tickets as it was cheaper than buying it later after looking around the aquarium. COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME!! Please DO NOT buy the 3D ride. It was the lousiest ride I've ever... More 

1 Thank SY_541
Jangpyeong-Dong, Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2014

In order to visit the aquarium or really any attraction in Korea you need to be very patient with the locals as they queue jump, push past you with out any sign of curtiousy. If you can accept getting pushed out of the road without an excuse me or apology then you are half way there. The Aquarium itself follows... More 

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