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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

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No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
+86 21 5877 9988
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Absolutely horrible

This is without a doubt the worst aquarium I’ve ever been to! The initial bad problem was the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
hildedhaug
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Oslo, Norway
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Great Aquarium, but Pricy.

Way overpriced for Shanghai, it is a good aquarium. If Aquariums are your thing, you won't be... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
eggbomb
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shanghai
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Delightfully spacious and well-lit aquarium filled with a great selection of Asian fish. The highlight is the impressive tunnels where you under the tanks and surrounded by fish.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“marine life” (17 reviews)
“moving walkway” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
Lujiazui
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+86 21 5877 9988
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is without a doubt the worst aquarium I’ve ever been to! The initial bad problem was the amount of people there. We waited in line for tickets (which was overpriced even for western standards) for about an hour, and then another half an hour...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Way overpriced for Shanghai, it is a good aquarium. If Aquariums are your thing, you won't be disappointed. They have lots to see. If you've got children, they'll love it. If you live far from anywhere you can see an aquarium? Definitely. If you've been...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

They do not control how many people they allow in at one time and it gets crowded. The Chinese people are very rude and pushy. I felt like I was playing American football as a lineman. Finally I refused to be nice anymore. I pushed...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our almost 4 years old to here and she loved. Spend almost all day there looking through each exhibit. There are tons of stuff to see and explore. Only think we didn't like was the food court. it's half empty and the few...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on my birthday, very early and missed all the queues for tickets. Would recommend coming 30 minutes before opening to make sure you miss the amazingly large queues that there are later in the day. The walkways are amazing, and there is...More

Thank Maddylion
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting aquarium with lots of species. The tunnels are amazing. We visited on a rainy day and there were buckets everywhere in the upper areas. Exhibits all appeared to be well maintained. A little pricey but worth a visit.

Thank jegnm
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would say this is a "must see" in Shanghai. I love aquariums, and this is one of the best I've been to. There are lots of water tunnels which are really fun, and exhibits of fish from different regions of the world, reproducing their...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Not cheap ( by Chinese standards). However well worth the visit. The animals all appear well looked after and everything is organised well

Thank Chris T
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Walkable distance from the Lujiazui station on Metro Line 2 a visit to this acquarium introduces to the marine creatures in different form, colour etc,. The cost ot the entrance ticket is on the higher side. The real attractions are the marine animals which are...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Paid 160rmb per adults and 130 for my son and wish we hadn’t bothered.while it was ok, nothing any different except high price ! 430 price too much for one child family !! Cheaper to do skiing for the day and Great Wall of China...More

Thank Deb M
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Travelogy510
16 October 2016|
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Response from Puja M | Reviewed this property |
It takes around 2 Hrs max. With kids may b half an hour extra.
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Thomas G
27 April 2016|
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Response from Jan Gunnar B | Reviewed this property |
.The price per adult is 160 yuan. You can spend your time better in Shanghai than visiting this aquarium.
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